Nripendra Misra, a former principal secretary to the Prime Minister, is the chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee. While devotees may be permitted into the temple as early as December 2023, just in time for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, the temple will not be completely operational until 2025.
The Ram temple in Ayodhya will not be finished until 2025, however, worshippers may be permitted to visit and pray at the half-constructed edifice by December 2023, according to individuals engaged in the construction of the temple.
“By December 2023, we want to have completed the main garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) and the first level of the temple. This would make it easier for devotees to attend Ram Lalla and offer prayers,” a source said.
According to sources, the bricks gathered by kar sevaks around the country during the zenith of the Ram temple campaign may not be utilized in the temple’s construction. Furthermore, only around 70% of the carved stones at Karsevakpuram, the VHP-run Ayodhya factory, will be used.
“The main temple will be constructed entirely of stone. As a result, those bricks that lack the requisite composite strength cannot be utilized in the main temple. We are conscious of their significance, though, given the devotion to these bricks, and will use them elsewhere in the temple complex,” a source added.
“However, we won’t be able to use more than 70% of the ancient sculptures since the temple’s structure demands a certain level of strength,” he added.
Nripendra Misra, a former principal secretary to the Prime Minister, is the chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee.
Fresh stones for the temple building are being brought in from Banshi Paharpur in Rajasthan, according to sources. Mining of the pink sandstone there had been suspended on court orders but has resumed recently.
Sources stated no steel will be utilized on the temple construction for fear of corrosion; instead, copper will be used.