12 Unknown facts about the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
In 2019, when the Supreme Court gave the green signal for the making of Ram Mandir, who knew that the temple would turn out to be the grandest and most beautiful? People of India have a special place in their hearts for Ram mandir as the devotees eagerly waited for many years for Ram mandir in Ayodhya. With the help of our Indian workers and their hard work, It took almost 3.5 years to get ready, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated it on 22nd January 2024. So, get with this to know more about some amazing facts about Ram mandir.
Facts about Ram Mandir
1. Measures and height-
The height of the Ram Mandir is 161 feet, and it is 235 feet wide. – The height of each floor is 20 feet with 392 total columns. Sounds impressive, right? Also, the temple has 3 floors and comprises 2.7 acres of land in Ayodhya.
2. Indian worker's hard work-
According to the reports, around 1600 workers were involved in making ram mandir, where they worked 24/7 shifts to accomplish the work at the given time. – Additionally, 800 workers were also there from Rajasthan for giving the best finishing to pink sandstone, as it was used for the temple’s main structure. – 4.7 cubic lakh pink sandstone was used from Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.
3. Devotees’ entry-
Every day, nearly 80,000 to 1,00,000 devotees can come to seek the blessing of Lord Ram ji. – (One of the unbelievable facts is that half a million people of India visited the Ram Mandir when the temple was inaugurated on 22nd January)
4. No use of irons and steel-
The Grand Ram Mandir has no use of irons and steel in its construction. Still, it was made up of rocks of 47 layered that were compacted in bases.
5. Lord Ram's Idol-
Lord Ram’s idol is made up of a Krishna Shila stone of 51 inches. The stone is named ‘Krishnashila ‘ and is black in appearance because it shares the same colour as Lord Krishna.
6. Why Lord Ram's Idol is black?
The lord Ram’s Idol is black because, in Maharishi Valmiki’s Ramayana, he was portrayed as black, so the idol is dark in the Ram Mandir Ayodhya.
7. Architect of Ram Mandir-
Chandrakant Sompura is the architect of Ram Mandir, who started designing it in late 1988. When GD Birla gave a proposal to initiate the work of the Ram mandir with this beautiful architecture And introduce him to (Vishva Indu Parishad VHP leader Ashok Singhal – The Old print of the design has 2 mandapas whereas the new print contains 5 mandaps.
8. Historical architecture-
One of the best facts about Ram mandir is, it is full of Indian history, the walls of mandir contain various arts that show the tradition of India.
9. Ram temple's construction style-
The Ram mandir is built in Nagara style. The Nagara style of architecture was introduced in the later 5th century AD, in ancient times in northern India.
10. Funding for the building of the Ram Mandir-
After so many years of struggle, the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was made by the funding of private donors, who are devotees of lord Ram Ji. The donation received from the devotees was 3.5 CR. – The total cost of constructing the whole Ram mandir was 1.8 CR.
11. First-day donation-
On the first day of opening (i.e., 23rd January 2024) of Ram Mandir, the total fund was collected at 3.17CR.
12. Total gold usage in mandir-
The total gold jewellery was 15 kg, with an outstanding row of 18000 diamonds and emeralds.
The facts you’ve read are just a glimpse into Ram Mandir’s magic. Each element, from the handcrafted idol of Lord Rama to the historical architectural style, holds a deeper meaning. It’s a place where time seems to stand still, where centuries of tradition blend seamlessly with the present.
But Ram Mandir is not just about the past; it’s a beacon of hope for the future. It’s where people from all walks of life come together to seek blessings and solace.