The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust on Thursday (20 August) tweeted that the construction of the Ram Mandir has now started with engineers from L&T, IIT Madras and CBRI Roorkee commencing soil testing at the Janmabhoomi site.
The temple construction which will be carried out by adhering to the ancient and traditional construction techniques, will be completed in the next 36 to 40 months.
The temple structure will also be built to withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and storms.
The work was expected to start anytime after the successful culmination of the Bhoomi Pujan which was performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 August.
The temple will be built under the Nagara architecture style using the stones from Banshi mountains in Rajasthan.
The temple will be a whooping 161-feet high and have three storeys. The temple will be designed according to the Vastushastra and Shilpishastra.
The temple will have five mandapas between the garbhagriha and the entrance- kudu mandapa, nritya mandapa, rang mandapa - in that order. The kirtan mandapa and prarthana mandapa will be on the either side.
The structure will have a total of 360 pillars.
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