Udupi: If all goes well the construction work of Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be inaugurated in January 2024, Pejawar Seer Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swamiji.
he construction work of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya is progressing well and the idol of Lord Sri Ram would be installed in the sanctum sanctorum in January 2024, an IANS report quoted Pejawar Seer Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swamiji who is the Trustee of Ayodhya Sri Ram Mandir Construction Committee as saying on Friday.
Swamiji said that special granite stones sent from Karnataka are being used in the construction of the temple. The shilanyas ceremony for the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Ram Mandir will be held on June 1. He also stated that he would participate in the ceremony.
Swamiji said that a strong foundation has been laid for the Sri Ram Mandir and the work has been completed. Now, the platform formation work has been taken up which is also nearing completion.
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“It has been decided to install the idol of Lord Sri Ram in January 2024 during the beginning of ‘Uttarayana’ time. The necessary preparations will be made by the time of installation of the idols,” he explained.
He maintained that the surfacing of Shivling in Varanasi is a matter of happiness. The temple belongs to Hindus and the references to Puranas have come true. Not only this whichever temple is encroached upon should be vacated. “We wish there should be a victory for Sanatana Dharma and Indian culture,” he said.
There should not be any attempt to create conflicts, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Ram Temple site in August 2020.
(With IANS inputs)