New Delhi: The construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is going on in full swing since the foundation stone laying ceremony by Prime Minister Narender Modi on August 5, 2020. The next phase, plinth construction, has already been started. The construction is expected to complete by the deadline under the supervision of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra (SRJBTK) and the chairman of the construction committee, former IAS Nripendra Mishra.
Plinth work begins in January
The plinth work was started on January 24 this year with the granite stone blocks from Karanataka and Telangana. It is reported that the installation of carved sandstones around the sanctum sanctorum will also start soon. The Mandir will be mainly built from pink sandstone from the hills of the Bansi-Paharpur region of Rajasthan.
The complete construction of the mandir, spread over 110 acres of land, will cost between 900 to 1,000 crores. The temple complex includes a museum, a research centre, and an archival centre. It is said to be that the sanctum sanctorum and a Ram Lalla idol will be ready for worship.
Mandir Sanctum Sanctorum to be made of Rajasthani marble
In Mandir’s Sanctum Sanctorum, white marble will be utilised after being brought from Rajasthan’s white marble. The white marble is found in the Makrana hills of the state.