Ram temple construction to begin within 6 months, will be ready in 3.5 years
Jaipur, Feb 23: The construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya is likely to begin within six months, as reported by ANI. However, the dates of 'bhoomi pujan' and commencement of temple construction will be decided in the next meeting of the trust, which is to be held on March 3rd and 4th, said Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das and senior VHP leader Champat Rai.
"6 mahina ke bhitar hi jaldi se jaldi mandir ka nirman prarambh ho jaega (The construction of the temple will start as early as in six months)," Das was quoted by ANI as saying.
Meanwhile, the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya will be ready within three or three-and-a-half years after the construction starts, Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj, the treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, said on Saturday.
Giriji Maharaj said financial cooperation from all devotees for constructing the temple would be accepted.
"The Akshardham Temple was built in three years, the Statue of Unity was constructed within three years, then we are also thinking that in three to three-and-a-half years, the grand temple of Lord Ram will be realised there," Giriji Maharaj said at a press conference.
Asked whether financial cooperation from people would be accepted, he said: "With the enthusiasm with which people send bricks, now they will also donate money and Lord Ram's temple will be built with people's funds and public support."
"It will also bring big donations, but we will also accept small donations because Lord Ram belongs to everyone," Giriji Maharaj said.
According to him, the decision on when the construction would start would be taken only after time period suggested by the temple construction committee constituted under the chairmanship of Nripendra Misra. The committee will submit its suggestions in 15 days. The next meeting of the trust is slated to be held in 15 days, during which discussion will be held to take a decision.