Ram Mandir’s architect said that the proposed Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will be double the size of what was originally planned.
The temple will now have 5 domes instead of 2 domes to have more number of devotees, the architect said.
On 5 August, the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of the Ram Mandir will take place. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the event.
“The design of the temple was modified after the Supreme Court verdict. Now it will be almost double the size of what was originally planned,” architect Chandrakant Sompura, who has designed it, told PTI.
“It will now have a shikhara (tower) over the sanctum sanctorum and five domes instead of the earlier plan of two domes. The height of the temple will also be more than what was in the previous plan,” he said.
The Architect, Sompura is 77 years old. He hails from a family of architects. His family had designed around 200 structures. He was asked to design the Ram Temple 30 years ago.
“When I first visited the site in Ayodhya in 1990, nothing was allowed to be taken inside the premises due to security concerns, not even a measurement tape and I had to measure with my footsteps,” Sompura said.
Based on his design of the temple, the VHP had started preparation for its construction in the 1990s by setting up a unit of the carving of stones in Ayodhya, he said. He added that the SC verdict in favour of the construction at the site resulted in the changed design of the temple.
He further said that the reason for 5 domes instead of 2 is that now for building the temple there is no land restriction. The second reason was that due to huge publicity more devotees will come, so the accommodation size has to be increased.
Sompura said that his son Ashish presented the revised plan in front of the trust in June. Later, the plan was approved.