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Auditorium, Museum, Guest House For Saints On Ram Mandir Premises: Here's What Construction Committee Said On Ayodhya Plans

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 03, 2024, 02:15 PM | Updated 02:15 PM IST

Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Construction Committee Chairman Nripendra Mishra listed out the priorities to complete the construction of the temple by December 2024, as per the planned timeline.

He said after meeting in Ayodhya, "We want to complete the Sapta Mandir by October... Secondly, the Shesha Avatar Mandir's new foundation will be laid as the previous foundation is 25 years old."

Mishra said that a plan to construct an auditorium emerged in yesterday's (2 June) construction review meeting. For it, the foundation work will begin in the first week of July and will be completed in nearly a year, he said.

He emphasised the need for an auditorium by suggesting many events and programmes related to Ramlalla would be conducted there. A guest house will also be constructed to ensure convenience for saints and seers, he said.

On the question of museum, which will be known as Ram Katha Sangrahalaya, Mishra said, "Its work has begun. Galleries are being planned in a new way, their construction will be completed in nine months."

He elaborated that the international Ramayana and objects found in the excavation will be kept in the museum with the explanation of how these archaeological findings helped ascertaining the birthplace of Ramlalla.

Ram Katha will be shown using technology and the objects will be displayed in such a way that the pilgrims can understand the history, which goes back to more than 500 years ago, Mishra said.

He said that the marble for construction work is being bought from Jaipur and it is most likely that the local sculptors of Rajasthan will work on them. Ram Darbar statue will be made of marble, he added.

Six temples will be constructed on the boundary of the main temple premises, in accordance with Panchayatana, Mishra said. He explained that these temples will also be constructed using marble, except Shiv temple.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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