The Ram Mandir construction at the Ram Janmabhoomi site will begin from Ram Navami, which falls on 2nd April in 2020, reports Economic Times. As per the report, there will be a special event on Ram Navami which is also the birthday of Lord Ram.
The Supreme Court in its historic verdict on the title suit in Ram Janmabhoomi had ruled in favour of construction of a temple there. The apex court had directed the central government to set up a trust within three months. This trust will take care of the construction of Ram Mandir. Ram Navami also falls close to such timeline as stipulated by the Supreme Court.
The ET report further states that it is not yet clear whether there will be another ‘Shilanyas’ as the same has already been done back in 1989. Citing government sources, ET report states that the construction of temple may take two to three years.
Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office has asked the Ayodhya District Magistrate to identify 3-4 sites of 5 acre land which could be offered to Sunni Central Waqf Board. The Supreme Court had ruled that the Muslim party be given 5 acre land. The Sunni Waqf Board may build a mosque there if it so wishes.
Alternate date for beginning of construction of Ram Mandir
As reported by Bhaskar, another proposed date for the beginning of construction of Ram Mandir is 25th March, 2020. The Hindu new year which begins from Chaitra month falls on 25th March, 2020. As per Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti, Hindu new year and Ram Navami are auspicious days for beginning of construction.
Earlier the responsibility of construction of temple was of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. However, it will now be taken care of by the trust which will be created by the central government. Meanwhile, as per the ET report, the central government has also decided to give about 62.23 acres of land it had acquired around the site which was under title dispute to the proposed trust.