The advent of baby Ram in Ayodhya is the reason for excitement for all Indians worldwide. After decades of waiting, the temple of Lord Ram will be established at his birth spot, Ayodhya, where he was not given a place before.
Finally, the Ram Mandir, a Hindu temple, is being constructed in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India. It’s situated at the Ram Janmabhoomi site, which is believed to be Lord Rama’s birthplace.
On August 5, 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a ceremony marking the start of construction for the Ram Mandir. The ongoing construction is overseen by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. The consecration, known as pran pratishtha, is set to take place on January 22, 2024.
The controversy: Why did it take so long??!
The current location of the Rama Mandir in Ayodhya was previously occupied by the Babri Masjid. In 2019, the Supreme Court of India unanimously ruled to allocate the disputed land to Hindus for building a temple.
The court cited a report from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) that indicated the presence of a non-Islamic structure beneath the demolished Babri mosque as evidence.
History of the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra
In the 16th century, Babur attacked and demolished the temple as part of his campaign that targeted several temples in northern India. Subsequently, the Mughals erected the Babri Masjid on the site, believed to be the birthplace of Rama, Ram Janmabhoomi.
The mosque’s earliest known mention dates back to 1767 A.D. in the Latin book “Descriptio Indiae” by Jesuit Austrian Father Joseph Tiffenthaler. According to his account, the mosque was built by demolishing the Ram Kot and the Bedi, the presumed locations of Rama’s birth.
Architecture of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra
The architecture for the Ram Mandir will be extraordinary; it will have three floors and sit on a raised platform. Inside, there will be five sections called mandapas, two at the entrance and three in the middle. These parts will be beautifully decorated in a traditional style.
There will be 366 columns, each with 16 idols representing different gods and goddesses. The staircase will be about 16 feet wide. The main prayer area will have eight sides, as described in holy writings.
The temple will cover about 10 acres, and the whole complex will be around 57 acres. It will include a prayer hall, educational spaces, a museum, and more, accommodating over 70,000 people. Larsen & Toubro will build the temple for free and manage the construction. Different institutes are helping with testing and designs.
Inauguration of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat announced that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will have its inauguration on January 22, 2024.
The installation of the idol of Lord Ram at the temple is scheduled for that day, and various programs can be organized at temples across the country.
The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will officially invite Prime Minister Modi for the respective ceremony, where the idol of Lord Ram will be placed in the temple’s inner sanctum.
The Ram Mandir opening time would be at 5 a.m. every day and visitors would be allowed to enter the temple until 7 or 7:30 p.m., as per rules set by the government.
The temple trust plans to begin the consecration process of the Ram Mandir after Makar Sankranti on January 14 and observe a 10-day ritual for Lord Ram’s pran pratishtha.
Darshan Timings for Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra
Once the entry of visitors begins on January 23, 2024, the temple will be brimming with devotees from all around the world.
|Monday to Saturday
|7:00 AM to 11:30 AM
6:00 AM to 11: 30 AM
|Monday to Saturday
|2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Ram Mandir Mangla Aarti Timings for Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra
Aarti is considered a very holy practice in Hinduism, and devotees always look forward to the timings of Aarti and often prefer to visit the temple during auspicious times of the day. The Ram Mandir Ji Aarti time for the visitors is below:
The most awaited inauguration of the Ram Janam bhoomi temple is just a few weeks away, and the celebration of it will continue for ten days. There will be a lot of national and international visitors that will arrive and celebrate the arrival of baby Ram with the utmost enthusiasm and devotion.
Q. Who is the owner of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya?
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Trust is the owner of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Q. How many years has Lord Ram lived?
Lord Ram lived for 11,000 years.
Q. When was the inauguration of the Ram Mandir scheduled?
The inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22, 2024
Q. How many children did Lord Rama have?
Lord Rama was the biological father of two sons, namely Luv and Kush.