The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be open to devotees on January 1, 2024, per the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The declaration was made by the Home Minister during a public gathering in Tripura today.
He continued by stating that Congress has been delaying the Ram Temple building issue in court since independence and that the Supreme Court’s decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.
“The Ram Temple issue was being stalled by the Congress ever since the independence. It was after when PM Modi came to power that the Supreme Court gave its verdict and the construction of the temple began following a ‘Bhoomi puja’,” said Amit Shah.
Furthermore, general elections are scheduled for 2024, and the completion of the temple might be a watershed moment for the BJP, which has been in power at the Centre for the past eight years.
On August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Modi performed the ‘Bhoomi puja for the temple’s construction.
Within a 70-acre area close to the Ram temple, temples dedicated to Valmiki, Kewat, Shabari, Jatayu, Sita, Vighneshwar (Ganesh), and Sheshavatar (Lakshman) will be built.
A rectangular, two-story ‘Parikrama’ road is also being built, enclosing an area of eight acres of land that includes the temple and its courtyard. A sandstone entryway will be built in its eastern section. White marble from Rajasthan’s Makrana hills will be utilised within the temple’s main temple.
Also, on Thursday, Amit Shah will launch the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rath Yatra from two locations in Tripura.
“Keeping our Assembly polls in the forefront, our Union home minister will kick off the Rath Yatras. We (the BJP government in the state) started our journey in 2018 with the blessings of the people and now we are going to start with biswas (faith) of the people,” Saha told media persons at the BJP election office in Agartala.
Tripura’s assembly elections are expected to take place in March of this year.