Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi, a historic site, saw turmoil when Babar demolished the original temple for the Babri Masjid. The 1992 demolition led to a prolonged Mandir-Masjid dispute. In 2019, the Supreme Court ruled for a Ram Mandir, forming the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, resolving a longstanding issue.
The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is set to open on January 22, 2024, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ram Mandir will be open for public from 23 Jan 2024.
In March 2020, construction of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir was temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Work resumed in August 2020 with a Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony. It was stated that the construction of Ram Mandir will be completed in 2024.
The Ayodhya Ram Mandir, in Nagara style, stands on 2.77 acres with pink sandstone construction and iconic spires. It houses a giant Shaligram stone from Nepal, symbolizing Lord Vishnu. With three floors, it dedicates space to Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman, and a museum on Ayodhya's history.
2100 kg Bell
Gifts from Different Places
Shree Ram Bricks
The budget for the Ayodhya Ram Mandir is estimated at Rs.3600 crore. The temple trust launched a nationwide campaign, reaching 500-600 million people, and has collected Rs.3500 crore from voluntary donations across India as of October 2023.