Shree Ramjanambhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust officials announced in Lucknow on Thursday that the grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya would be opened for the public by December 2023. Trust’s general secretary Champat Rai said that the work of filling the foundation for construction of the Ram temple is in its final stage and till date, 46 of the 48 layers of foundation have been completed. The temple will be built in a six-and-a-half acres area. The Trust members took mediapersons around the site and apprised them of the progress in the construction of the temple.
“The temple will be three-storeyed which will have Ram Lalla in the sanctum sanctorum while Lord Ram’s court will be on the second floor. Three types of stones will be used for the construction of the temple. The stones will start arriving at the site from November as the blockade at the Bansi Paharpur in Rajasthan has been cleared. The construction schedule is being followed and work is being monitored at every stage,” Rai said.
Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing for Ramlila to be staged by Bollywood actors from October 6 to 15 despite the objection by seers. Ayodhya's Ramlila Committee president Subhash Malik said in Lucknow that this time Ramlila would be telecast live in many countries in 26 languages.
Ramlila will be broadcast live daily from 7 pm to 10 pm from October 6 to 15 as this time too, audience will not be allowed to view it physically due to Covid restrictions. Malik said suggestions were also being sought from saints and religious leaders regarding the Ramlila of Ayodhya.