New Ayodya Ram Temple to be 20 feet taller than older one
New Delhi : Ayodhya's Ram Temple will be around 20-feet taller than the older building which was 141 feet in height. The construction of the new building will begin after the ground breaking ceremony on August 5 that will mark the presence of VVIPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The earlier design was prepared in 1988. Over 30 years have passed... the footfall is likely to increase. People are also very enthusiastic about visiting the temple. So we thought its size should be increased. As per the revised design, the height of the temple has been increased from 141-feet to 161-feet," Nikhil Sompura, an architect and son of C Sompura, chief architect of the temple, told news agency ANI.
The architect also mentioned that two new mandaps have also been added in the new design.
"All pillars and the stones that were carved based on the earlier design will still be used. Only two ''mandaps'' have been added," he added.
The total time required for the construction of Ram Temple would be around 3.5 years.
"Once the ''bhoomi pujan'' (ground breaking ceremony) is done in the presence of the Prime Minister, the construction work will start. The team of L&T, along with machinery and materials, have reached the spot and the work on foundation will start right away. It will take 3 to 3.5 years for the completion of the work," he was quoted as saying by the news agency.