Ayodhya: Devotees to have easier darshan of Ram lalla in six months

The mahant added that Ram was symbolic of the goodness of the sanatan dharma

51-Mahant-Nritya-Gopal-Das.jpg- pawan_kumar Mahant Nritya Gopal Das | Pawan Kumar

While the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya will take two to three years, devotees will be able to access Ram lalla with greater ease within six months, as per Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairperson of the Sri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

The greater ease of darshan includes the halving of the one kilometre distance that devotees currently have to walk to view the Ram lalla. They will also be able to view the idols from 26 feet instead of the 52 feet that they view it from presently. 

The Trust is an independent body which will oversee the construction of the temple. Its formation was announced by the Prime Minister on February 5. 

The mahant said that pillars are still to be carved for the temple and how soon this work will start shall be decided in the next meeting of the Trust. He was speaking after his return to Ayodhya, 15 days after the first meeting of the Trust took place. 

In an interaction with the media, the mahant said that Ram was symbolic of the goodness of the sanatan dharma. “The construction of the temple is indicative of the great resolve taken by the Hindus. The entire compound of the Ram Janmbhoomi is blessed for devotees”, he said. 

The temple shall look like the model which had been prepared three decades ago by the VHP. “Pictures of that model are worshipped in thousands of homes across India. That model will soon be a reality”, he said. 

The shifting of the Ram lalla idols to make their viewing easier shall be done under the watch of Vedic experts. 

The mahant also said that he had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Ayodhya and the same invitation had been extended to UP’s former chief minister Kalyan Singh. 

He also added that Ayodhya should be developed along the lines of the PM’s constituency Varanasi. “This is the religious and cultural capital of the world and it should draw people from all over”, he said.

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