Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, Apr 17: The amount of money that is collected from the public has reached Rs 3,000 crore. In the campaign that was held from January 15 to February 27, an amount of Rs 2,100 crore was collected. In addition, people who got inspired by the campaign are sending money directly to the bank account of Ram Mandir trust.
The share of Karnataka in the donation collected so far is Rs 195.33 crore. With 350 crores donation, Rajasthan is in the top of the list among the states of the country. Second spot is occupied by Gujarat. Nine lac activists had collected donations in four lac villages of the country through 1.75 lac teams.
Ram Mandir construction site (file photo)
Ram Mandir trust has purchased 7,285 square feet of space, adjacent to the 70 acres of land that is already under the name of the trust, for Rs one crore. The total land of the Ram Mandir complex has gone up to 107 acres now.
The trust is aiming to construct a temple that will last at least 1,000 years. The land is being prepared now for the construction. L & T has excavated the earth to a depth of 25 to 30 feet on 13,000 square feet of area of 2.7 acre land. Asphalt, sand and a mixture of items that has Calcium in it is being filled into the excavation in 50 layers. The specialty is that cement is not being used in order to make the structure last longer. The actual work of the Mandir will start in August 2021 and is expected to complete by 2023 according to Champath Rai, chief secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi trust, who has undertaken the responsibility of the construction. Gopal, leader of VHP, south India is looking after the works at Ayodhya.
Keshava Hegade, leader of VHP Karnataka says, “Ram Mandir will have to bear weight of lac of tonnes. What would be the weight of temples at Rameshwaram, Thanjavur and Madurai? These temples are still intact after so many centuries. Experts are not able to make out the technology that is used in the construction of these temples. We also have the intention of building a similar structure that will be strong.”