1). The legal battle that lasted for decades came to an end on Nov 9, 2019, when the Supreme Court gave a verdict for the construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed land.
2). The Hindu mobs demolished the 500-year-old Babri Masjid on Dec 6, 1992, and demanded the temple to be constructed at the birthplace of Rama or Ram Janmabhoomi.
3). The groundbreaking ceremony of the temple took place on Aug 5, 2020. 175 people were present at the ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with four other people performed Bhoomi Poojan for the temple.
4). During the rituals, a silver brick weighing 40kg was used to start the construction. For the foundation stone, bricks donated by devouts from across the world in 1989 would be used. There are 2,75,000 such bricks out of which 100 bricks with “Jai Shri Ram” engraving have been taken.
5). The creator of the temple is Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra. It has been designed by the Sompura family of temple architects, led by the patriarch Chandrakant Sompura.
6). The time capsule of the temple will be placed around 2,000 feet underground at the construction site. This would help people in the future to study the history of the temple.
7). The construction will be in the Nagara style of architecture and will have five doomed mandaps. A shikhara or tower will be built over the sanctum sanctorum. Special pink stones from Bansi Pahadpur in Rajasthan are being used.
8). The height of the temple was originally proposed to be 141ft. in 1988. The latest height proposed is 161ft. The temple will be 235ft. wide and 360ft. long. The temple would require at least 1.75 lakh cubic feet stone for construction.
9). The temple will be spread in 100 to 120 acres of land, the third-largest in the world. It will have 318 pillars, with 106 pillars distributed on each of the three floors. All the pillars are designed in accordance with Hindu mythology.
10). The total cost of the construction of Ram Mandir is estimated to be ₹300 crores whereas ₹1000 crore will be required for the development of 20 acres of land around the temple premises.
11). The construction time is estimated to be 3-3.5 years.
12). The structure is proposed to be able to withstand an earthquake of 10 Richter Scale.
13). The fact that the Ground Breaking ceremony of the temple was displayed in 3D on Times Square in New York, has got the whole world’s attention.