The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin after September 17, after the ‘Pitra Paksh’ period ends.
Pitra Paksh refers to the period when Hindus express gratitude to their ancestors and no auspicious work is done during this period.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai informed that Larsen and Toubro is all set to lay the foundation of the grand temple after the ‘Pitra Paksh’ period ends.
The temple is set to be constructed in 12,879 square metre area on Ram Janmabhoomi campus.
It may be mentioned here that Larsen and Toubro is carrying out construction without charging any fee.
“Around 1,200 pillars will be laid around 100 feet below the surface to prepare the temple’s foundation. These pillars will be of stone and no iron will be used. Again, on these pillars, another layer of foundation will be laid,” Rai said.
The Trust is expected to engage around 100 labourers to lay the foundation of the temple.
All workers will be tested for the coronavirus and thermal-scanned before being allowed entry into the Ram Janmabhoomi campus.
Meanwhile, the Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) had approved two layouts last week.
One layout was for Ram mandir and another of the entire Ram Janmabhoomi campus.