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Ramjanmabhoomi complex final blueprint out

AYODHYA: While Ram Lalla will be resplendent in the sanctum sanctorum, six temples of other deities will be constructed along the Ramjanmabhoomi periphery, as per the final blueprint of the 70-acre complex released by the Temple Trust.
Work on the temple foundation is continuing a war footing and is expected to be completed by October-end or first week of November, paying way for construction of the ‘garbh griha’ which is scheduled to be opened to pilgrims by 2023-end. The six temples will be consecrated to the deities — Lord Surya, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma (second after Pushkar).
Talking to TOI, Temple Trust member Dr Anil Mishra said, “These temples will come up on the periphery of the Ram temple. Along with Ram, worshipping these deities are important in Hinduism.”
Construction of the base (plinth) of the super structure will begin from first week of November after multiple foundation layers are rolled out. During the temple construction committee meeting chaired by Nripendra Mishra late last month, it was decided that the excavated foundation area — 1.2 lakh sqft wide and 50-foot deep — will be raised to 107m above sea level with an additional rollout of four layers. Earlier, 44 layers of engineered fill material were being placed in the foundation. For in-situ placement of marble and carved stones, four towering cranes will be installed at four different locations.
Top sources in the temple trust said, a seven-foot tall concrete raft will be erected once the filling exercise is over. Cement will be used for the first time in casting the raft. So far, cement was not used in the engineered filling material, which was churned out of stone dust and fly ash. Temple trust general secretary Champat Rai said, minimal use of cement will ensure less absorption of heat.
The plinth of the super structure will be constructed with 3.5lakh cubic feet of stones of Mirzapur, where two private firms have been given the contract to cut and shape the pink stones. Sources said, erratic power supply in Mirzapur is slowing down the procedure.

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