Ram Temple to be quake-resistant with a 1,000-year life span

Ram Temple should not only be quake-resistant but it should also be able to resist an assault by the religious fanatics.


Ayodhya (U.P.) – The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be designed to endure large-magnitude earthquakes and will have a lifespan of at least 1,000 years. “Pillars in the foundation will be strong and deep like those holding aloft mammoth bridges straddling mighty rivers, making the structure robust and quake-resistant,” said Champat Rai, General Secretary, Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust on 7th August.

Intricate details of the design will be ready soon, he said. The design is being prepared by IIT Chennai. He also revealed that Larsen & Turbo officials, who will execute the project, visited him on Thursday and told him the map of the foundation was in final stages. “Artefacts unearthed during digging and levelling of the temple site, including centuries-old relics will be exhibited in the temple premises,” he said.

Talking about funds for constructing the temple, he said, the Trust account has a current balance of Rs 42 crore, received from donations ranging from Re 1 to Rs 1 crore. “At least 20,000 seers across India participated in the temple movement and it wasn’t possible to invite all. We could send invites to only 90 seers from outside Ayodhya and 52 from the temple town,” he said.