The day of January 22, 2024, holds immense importance for our beloved nation because on this day, the consecration ceremony of our dear ‘Ram Lalla’ is scheduled to take place in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. This event has generated great excitement among the entire country and Ram devotees worldwide. After centuries of challenges, including the destruction of the original Ram Mandir and the construction of another structure in its place, the construction of the Ram Mandir is finally underway. So let’s explore some facts about the upcoming Ram Mandir in Ayodhya that you should know.
Ram Mandir Facts
1. The foundation stone of the temple of the child form of Lord Rama, known as Ram Lalla, was laid in Ayodhya on August 5, 2020.
2. In the last approximately 30 years, over two lakh (200,000) bricks have been received from all over the country and the world. For the construction of the temple dedicated to the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama. Devotees from various countries have sent these bricks, on which the name of Lord Rama is inscribed.
3. It was discovered in the survey conducted by “The Archaeological Survey of India” that several hundred years ago, before a mosque was built there, a temple existed at the same location. Based on this evidence, the court acknowledged that originally, there was a temple at that site.
4. “The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra” Trust is responsible for maintaining this temple, and its head is Mahant Nritya Gopaldas.
5. In the 16th century, Babur attacked this temple and, after breaking it, built a mosque on it.
6. The first recorded religious violence regarding this place took place in 1855. And then in December 1858, the British administration prohibited Hindus from worshiping at this place.
7. On the night of December 22-23, 1949, devotees placed idols of Ram and Sita inside the Babri Masjid. And from the next day onwards, there started to be gatherings of devotees.
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8. In the 1980s, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) initiated a movement to build a temple at the same location for Ram lalla (child form of Lord Rama).
9. After that, the government led by PM Rajiv Gandhi gave permission to the VHP to place the foundation stone at this location.
10. On December 6, 1992, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized a rally in which 150,000 volunteers participated, who are also referred to as “Karsevaks.”
11. A crowd of 150,000 people turns violent, overpowering the security forces present, and then proceeds to destroy the mosque.
12. The demolition of the Babri Masjid inflames sentiments among a particular community across the country, leading to the loss of approximately 2,000 lives, particularly in Bombay (Mumbai).
13. On December 8, 1992, just a day after the mosque demolition, “The New York Times” reported that more than 30 temples were destroyed or set on fire in Pakistan. Similar news had also come from Bangladesh.
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14. The archaeological excavations conducted in 1978 and 2003 by the Archaeological Survey of India also provided evidence that there was originally a Hindu temple at the site.
15. Finally, in 2019, the Supreme Court delivered a verdict that the disputed land should be handed over to the trust formed by the Indian government. For the construction of the Ram Temple.
16. After that, on 7th February 2020, 5 acres of land were allotted in Dhannipur village to build a mosque, and this location is quite far from Ayodhya.
17. The cost of constructing this grand temple for our Lord Rama is approximately ₹1800 crore.
18. One significant point to note is that during the consecration ceremony, only PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Governor Anandiben Patel, and the head of the Shri Ram Janm Bhoomi Teerth Kshetra, Nritya Gopaldas, will be allowed on the stage.
With the information provided, all readers must have understood the amount of hard work and anticipation that has finally led to the consecration of Lord Ram. So, don’t forget to share this article with all the devotees of Lord Rama.