12 Unique Facts About Ram Mandir Ayodhya That Are A Must Read Before The Grand Inaugural On 22nd Jan,2024!

Indian Culture By Akarshi Srivastava | 4 min read

Ram Mandir Ayodhya

Awadh me ram aaye hain

After a long wait of approximately 500 years, finally came the moment when we can witness the historic inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya on 22nd January, 2024. The government has changed the beauty of Ayodhya just to make sure the grand celebration of this historic event. As said by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the whole nation will celebrate diwali on the day of the inaugural, it is actually feeling as if some festival is round-the-corner. For a religious event this big, it was obvious that a lot will happen to make it grand. Let us have a look at all the unique facts about the construction of the Ram Mandir Ayodhya.

12 unique facts about ram mandir ayodhya- a most awaited moment!

There are some unpopular and unique facts about the ram mandir ayodhya which you should uncover before the historic inaugural of the temple. This will help you cherish everything about it!

1. Contribution from holy rivers and 2000+ pilgrims

Ram Mandir Ayodhya
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Keeping the promise of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” alive, water from 155 holy rivers all across the globe is coming for the “Jalabhishek” of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. Apart from this, for the Bhumi Pujan back in August 2023, more than 2000 pilgrims (Teertha sthal) contributed their soil to make it divinely energetic and sacred.

2. Time capsule underground

A time capsule carrying a message about Ayodhya’s history, Lord Ram and his place of birth is written in Sanskrit and is placed 2000 feet below the ground of the main temple. It is inserted just to trace the proof of Lord ram and his existence in Ayodhya so that no further disputes can arise even after thousand years. Chaupal sanskrit is chosen to write this time capsule as one could write long sentences in few words.

3. Ram mandir Ayodhya surrounded by 4 other temples

Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya dedicates four of its corners to the temples for Surya Dev, Devi Bhagwati, Ganesh Bhagwan and Bhagwan Shiv. The northern arm has a temple of Devi Annapurna and the southern arm has a temple of Hanuman Ji. This signifies that worshipping lord Ram will be incomplete without worshipping these gods as they are known to play a great role in his whole life.

4. Largest temple in India

As per the design and architecture of Ram Mandir Ayodhya, it is said to be the largest temple in India. Wait, there’s more to this point as it is also the third largest Hindu temple in the world.

5. Replica of ayodhya ram mandir in Thailand

Ram mandir ayodhya
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The inaugural of ram mandir ayodhya has a great attention not just in India but in Thailand as well. Highlighting the strong cultural relations between India and Thailand, earlier, some soil was also sent for the bhumi pujan of the ram mandir. Now, a replica of the ram mandir has been constructed in Thailand to demonstrate the cultural diversity of the world.

6. Garden based on astrological constellations

A unique three-level plantation is ensured for ram mandir ayodhya to protect the temple and its premises from seasonal dust and storm. Flower garden and plantation based on astrological constellations are practiced in ayodhya’s ram mandir to cherish the stars forever for this big day in the history of Hinduism.

7. No use of iron and steel in Ram Mandir Ayodhya

Total Area of ram mandir ayodhya2.7 acres
Total length380 feet
Total width250 feet
Total height161 feet
Number of floors in Ram Mandir Ayodhya3
Height of each floor20 feet

A remarkable achievement in the construction of Ram mandir ayodhya is that it is built by using stones and sandstones from Rajasthan and Haryana. Steel and iron is avoided in order to maintain the durability and strength of the temple. This ensures the temple’s integrity for a millenium.

8. Ram Rasoi offering free food

On the grand inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya, ram rasoi will offer free food to all the devotees visiting the temple. You just have to show your aadhar card and then you can enjoy nutritious food for free along with the ‘prasad’ of the eye-conic temple!

9. Paying tribute to the great martyrs

Ram Mandir Ayodhya
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Before the idol worship of Ram Lalla of ram mandir ayodhya, all the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the worship and belief of Lord Ram will be remembered. This way, the nation will recall the huge sacrifices done by thousands of ram bhakts in the journey!

10. Unique elements involved in the pujan

The historic event of the inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya has some unique elements that will shock you. Gujarat crafted a colossal 108 ft. long incense stick for the inaugural ceremony. This is the longest incense stick of the whole world. After this, an eight feet tall gold-pleated throne is crafted by the skilled labors in Rajasthan for the idol of ram lalla. Next up, a skilled locksmith from Aligarh, Satya Prakash Sharma created world’s largest handmade lock weighing 400kgs and almost 10-feet high for the ram mandir ayodhya.

11. Special gifts from all over the nation

Since, it is the most awaited celebration for the whole nation so it is now an emotion for all the Indians. People are gifting huge gifts from all over the nation for the D-day! A diamond merchant from Gujarat made a ram mandir ayodhya theme based necklace with 5000 American diamond and 2kg silver which was completed in 35 days.

Ram mandir ayodhya
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A special gift from Devi Sita’s birthplace, Nepal, is also there. 11,000 baskets containing the wedding gift of Lord Ram and Devi Sita will be sent to India comprising of gold and silver jewelry, dry fruits, utensils, cosmetics and much more. Except this, the Mahavir Temple Trust in Patna is gifting a bow and arrow made of pure gold to the Ram mandir ayodhya for highlighting the sacred connection between Mithila and Ayodhya!

12. Ram idol for “pran pratishtha”

Ram mandir ayodhya will have three idols of lord ram highlighting all stages of his life. One of his idol will reflect the pride of a king, the other will showcase the innocense of a child and the third one will worship the divinity of lord vishnu. It is crafted by one of the finest sculptor of the nation, Yogiraj Arun. Some of his great works include the attractive sculptor of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose for Delhi’s India Gate and 12-feet Adi Shankracharya idol for Kedarnath. The images of the idol which is finalized for the ram mandir ayodhya posted online.

Do tell us in the comments that how much excited you are for the Ram mandir inaugural. Remember to light up diyas in all the corners of your home and a nearest temple as well. Let us all cherish the air of this positive atmosphere and have faith in the powers of the almighty. Mad4India is all set to cover the latest highlights of the positive and inspiring India. Keep following and spread love!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who designed Ram Mandir?

Chandrakant Sompura and his team who constructed the Somnath temple as well have designed the Ram Mandir of Ayodhya.

What is the cost of construction of Ram Mandir?

The Ram Mandir Ayodhya costed Rs. 1,800 crore till now and 3,000 crore are still left with the government officials for the finishing and final touches.

How to reach Ayodhya Ram Mandir by flight?

Lucknow International Airport is the nearest from Ayodhya. However, you can also reach from Gorakhpur, Prayagraj and Varanasi Airports.

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