Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya: The Foundation, Facts and Story!

Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya

Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya: The Foundation, Facts and Story!

Step into the enchanting Shree Ram Mandir in Ayodhya city and feel the spiritual essence of this sacred space.

Located in the heart of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, this temple is a vibrant tribute to Lord Shri Rama, built on the historic Ram Janmabhoomi, believed to be his birthplace.

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The Ayodhya Ram Mandir isn’t just a place of worship; it’s a celebration of the cultural and spiritual ties that bind Hindus to Lord Rama!

Every corner of this Ayodhya mandir tells a story, inviting you to experience the profound devotion and heritage that exists in this ancient city.

Discover the sacred history & foundation of Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya! Explore the facts & captivating story in this immersive journey.

Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya: The Foundation

Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya: The Foundation

Artisans crafted the new Ram Mandir in Ayodhya without using steel or iron, opting for traditional materials to follow age-old construction methods and sustainability.

The main structure of the Ayodhya Shri Ram Mandir showcases the regal Bansi Paharpur Pink Sandstone from the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

The foundation relies on sturdy granite stones, while artisans have skillfully used white Makrana and colored marbles for intricate inlay work.

Teakwood forms the majestic doors of the temple, and special bricks, each bearing “Shri Ram,” contribute to the temple’s sanctity.

These bricks, known as Ram Shilas, echo the stones of the ancient Ram Setu, blending modern buildings with timeless symbolism.

Other sacred materials like Shaligram Rock, copper plates, gold, and Ashtdhatu also enrich the temple’s structure, making the Rama Temple Ayodhya a modern masterpiece with a historical touch!

I hope you are already surprised by all this! Keep reading for more interesting facts about the Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya.

Ram Mandir Ayodhya: Interesting Facts

  • The Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya showcases the unique Nagara style of architecture.
  • Originally designed by the Sompura family in 1988, the Ram Mandir Ayodhya blueprint was refined in 2020 following Vastu and Shilpa Shastra.
  • The Sompuras, known for the Somnath Temple, lend their legacy to Ayodhya Mandir, blending artistry with historical tradition.
  • Ayodhya’s new Ram Mandir spans three stories, each symbolizing a chapter of Lord Rama’s life.
  • The ground floor narrates the story of Lord Rama’s birth and childhood, engaging visitors in the early tales of divinity.
  • Ascending to the first floor, you will witness a court made for Lord Rama.
  • The temple comprises five Mandaps: Nritya, Rang, Sabha, Prarthana, and Kirtan, each a space for devotion and celebration.
  • Forty-four doors open into the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi temple, with select entrances adorned with 100 kg of gold.
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  • The Singh Dwar, the main entrance, has statues from the Ramayana, welcoming all into the epic’s world.
  • Detailed carvings and deity statues along the walls and pillars chronicle centuries of Indian lore.
  • The temple’s parikrama path represents 100 events from Valmiki’s Ramayana, creating an immersive ‘Ram Katha Darshan’ experience.
  • In Gujarat’s Vadodara, craftsmen have prepared a 108-foot-long incense stick over six months, weighing 3,610 kg and nearly 3.5 feet wide, for the Shree Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
incense stick ram mandir ayodhya

Ayodhya Ram Temple Story: What’s So Special?

Ayodhya Ram Temple Story

The holy water from 150 rivers across India was used to carry out the consecration ceremony at the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on August 5th, 2023.

A copper plate inscribed with relevant information about Shree Ram Mandir Ayodhya is included in a time capsule buried 2000 ft below the temple, preserving their identity for future generations.

Sounds so amusing right? I have a lot to tell you still…

The bricks used in constructing the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya bear the sacred inscription ‘Shri Ram.’

Shri Ram bricks

The new Ram Mandir in Ayodhya holds profound spiritual significance, as it brought sacred soil from 2587 regions to build it.

The bell inside Ram Mandir is crafted from Ashtadhatu (Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Tin, Iron, and Mercury), weighs 2100 Kg and its resonant sound carries for a distance of up to 15 Km.

Ashtadhatu bell: Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya

Shri Ram Mandir Vicinity and Complex

  • The temple complex is enclosed by a rectangular compound wall called Parkota, spanning 732 meters in length and 14 feet in width.
  • Alongside the main Ram Mandir, the Ayodhya complex comprises various other religious structures.
  • Four temples dedicated to Surya Dev, Devi Bhagwati, Ganesh Bhagwan, and Lord Shiva stand at the corners of the compound.
  • The northern section of the Ayodhya Mandir complex houses a temple dedicated to Maa Annapurna, while the southern section features a temple of Lord Hanuman.
  • Nearby, a historic well known as Sita Koop, dating back to ancient times, can be found.
  • Future plans for the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi complex include constructing temples honoring Maharishi Vashishtha, Maharishi Valmiki, Maharishi Vishwamitra, Maharishi Agastya, Nishad Raj, Devi Ahilya, and Mata Shabri.
  • Kuber Tila, located in the southwestern part of the Ayodhya Mandir complex, has seen the restoration of an ancient Lord Shiva temple and the installation of a bronze idol of the Ramayana character ‘Jatayu.
Jatayu: Shri Ram Mandir AYodhya
  • Independent infrastructures within the Ayodhya Ram Mandir complex encompass a sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, fire service, and an independent power station.
  • The complex also includes a Pilgrims Facility Centre capable of accommodating 25,000 visitors, providing medical facilities and locker services.
  • To safeguard against lightning strikes, the Ayodhya Mandir complex has installed around 200 KA light arresters over its structure.

Ram Mandir Ayodhya Future Plans & Initiatives

  1. The Indian government has initiated over 200 developmental projects worth Rs 30,923 crores for Ayodhya’s redevelopment plan. These projects aim to transform Ayodhya into a modern city, focusing on Building modern infrastructure, including roads, bridges, sewage systems, and utilities, to support the growing population and tourism.
  1. Launching beautification projects to enhance the city’s appearance, targeting old Ashrams, ancient ponds, and temples. The goal is to make Ayodhya “the most beautiful city in the world by 2024”.
  1. Developing the Maryada Purshottam Shri Ram International Airport
  1. Upgrading Ayodhya Junction and introducing six Vande Bharat and two Amrit Bharat trains.
  1. Widening roads leading to the Ram Temple, including Ram Janmabhoomi Path, Bhakti Path, and Ram Path corridor, to improve traffic flow.
  1. Expanding and constructing National Highways and other crucial roads in Ayodhya, like the Lucknow-Ayodhya section of NH-27 and the EPC mode of Ayodhya bypass on NH-27.
  1. Developing new riverfronts and refurbishing existing ghats, with a 7 KM stretch from Guptar Ghat to Naya Ghat being developed similar to the Gomti River Front.
  1. Planning a luxury cruise from Naya Ghat.
  1. Building township and residential projects, including the Greenfield Township Project and Vashishtha Kunj Residential Project.
  1. Developing theme parks, resorts, and hotels in Ayodhya city.

Let’s Rejoice in the Grand Inauguration of Shri Ram Mandir!

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Ayodhya prepares to host the grand inauguration of Shri Ram Mandir on January 22, 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the inauguration ceremony of Shri Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh.

Alongside him, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, among several other dignitaries, will share the dais.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, promising to transform Ayodhya into a Smart City, urged people nationwide to light the Ram Jyoti and celebrate Deepawali in their homes on January 22, coinciding with the consecration ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The divine place is being recreated after 550 long years, and hence we all should celebrate this triumph!

The countdown to January 22 has already started, and I request all Shree Ram bhakts and everyone to clean, decorate, and celebrate Deepotsav on this auspicious occasion.

I hope this blog has surely added to your insights regarding Ayodhya Ram Temple!

JAY SHREE RAM!

This blog is written by Ashay Chandekar from Deshpee. The images have copyrights from their respective sources.

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