Ayodhya: Ram Mandir Trust Buys Adjoining Land As Part Of Plan To Expand Temple Complex Area To 107 Acres
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust constituted to look after the construction and management of Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, has bought additional land to expand the temple complex area.
In accordance with its plan to expand the area of the temple complex, the Mandir trust has purchased around 7,285 square feet land adjacent to Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.
"Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has purchased 7,285 square feet land adjacent to Ram Janmabhoomi premises in UP's Ayodhya, in accordance with its plan to expand temple complex area to 107 acres from 70 acres," a Trust official was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
The temple trust general secretary Champat Rai bought the piece of land from its owner Swami Deepnarayan for Rs 1 crore, The New Indian Express quoted local sources as saying. The registry of the land was done on Tuesday (2 March).
According to the report, the land purchase was part of the trust’s plan to buy lands and old houses adjoining the boundary of the temple complex to expand its area.
It should be noted that the design approved by the trust for the grand temple envisages the complex in an area sprawling over 107 acres instead of the 70 acres which the trust got after the 2019 Supreme Court verdict.
As per the trust's plan, the main temple of Lord Ram with the sanctum sanctorum would be constructed in an area of only 5 acres but the trust requires a total of 107 acres of land to construct other structures of the Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Complex.
The other structures reportedly include a museum, library, Yajnashala, picture gallery depicting different episodes of Lord Rama’s life etc.
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