10 Interesting Facts About Ram Mandir

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Ayodhya is getting ready for the Grand opening of Ram Mandir on January 22, and there are some cool facts about it you should know.

  1. Biggest Temple in India: Ram Mandir is going to be the largest temple in India. The Sompura family, famous for crafting temples, designed it 30 years ago. It’s expected to be around 161 ft tall and cover a massive area of 28,000 sq ft.
  2. Sacred Foundation: The temple’s foundation is special, made with sacred soil from 2587 places, including Jhansi, Haldighati, Golden Temple, and more. It adds a deep spiritual touch to the temple.
  3. The Architects: The Sompura family, led by chief architect Chandrakant Sompura and his sons Ashish and Nikhil, has crafted over 100 temples worldwide, including the famous Somnath Temple.
  4. No Iron or Steel: Unlike many buildings, Ram Mandir doesn’t use any iron or steel. It’s entirely constructed with stones.
  5. ‘Shri Ram’ Bricks: The bricks used in the temple have ‘Shri Ram’ inscribed on them. This tradition goes back to the construction of Ram Setu and is believed to make the bricks stronger.
  6. Soil from Thailand: Soil from Thailand is part of the consecration ceremony, showing the universal appeal of Lord Ram’s legacy.
  7. Three Floors of Grandeur: The temple has three floors covering 2.7 acres. The ground floor showcases Lord Ram’s life, and the first floor is all about Lord Ram’s Darbaar, which is made with special pink sandstone.
  8. Holy Water from 150 Rivers: During the August 5th ceremony, holy water from 150 rivers across India was used.
  9. Time Capsule: A time capsule buried 2000 ft below the temple will have a copper plate with info about the temple, Lord Ram, and Ayodhya for future generations.
  10. Nagar Style Architecture: With 360 pillars in the Nagar style, the temple is a visual masterpiece.

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