Temple museum to be built in Ayodhya

Tata Sons to build the museum worth Rs 750 crore

Ayodhya (UP) – A large museum of temples is set to be built in Ayodhya. The museum will be constructed by the Tata Group at an estimated cost of Rs 650 crore. The proposal has been approved by the Cabinet of the Uttar Pradesh Government. The information was shared via official ‘X’ account of the Government, which confirmed the approval for granting land to build and maintain a world-class museum.

1. Regarding the decision, Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh stated that the land for the temple museum will be leased to the Tata Group for 90 years at a token amount of Re 1. The museum will be state-of-the-art and built to international standards. It will feature information on the architecture and history of famous temples in India and will include a light and sound show.

2. Tata Sons announced that they will fund the construction of the temple museum with Rs 650 crores from their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. The museum will be built in Manjha Jamtara village in Sadar Tehsil of Ayodhya. An additional Rs 100 crore will be invested in developing basic facilities around the village, bringing the total investment to Rs 750 crore.

3. The Tata Group first proposed the museum project last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was subsequently briefed on the project who expressed strong support to it. Detailed information was later presented to senior officials, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, leading to the project’s approval.

4. It is anticipated that devotees and tourists visiting Ayodhya for darshan of Deity Shriram will also visit this museum, further enhancing the area’s appeal as a tourist destination.

5. The construction of the Shriram Temple is also expected to be completed by 2025, with work on the first floor scheduled for completion by the end of July.

Editorial Perspective

Efforts to revive all the temples in the country while preserving their Divinity, should also be planned alongside.