Updated January 7th, 2024 at 11:52 IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: 5 Mandaps, Sita Koop, Ram Darbar & More | Know 20 Interesting Facts About Temple

The much-awaited consecration ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled on January 22.

Ronit Singh
Interesting Features of Ayodhya Ram Temple
Interesting Features of Ayodhya Ram Temple | Image:X

Ayodhya: The much-awaited consecration ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled on January 22, with millions of devotees waiting for the historic day.  The temple complex will have state-of-the-art facilities for devotees and aims to provide modern amenities and services, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience for the estimated 25,000 pilgrims visiting the holy site everyday. General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Champat Rai revealed that Ram Temple, being built in the traditional Nagar style, will have five Mandaps (halls), named Nritya Mandap, Rang Mandap, Sabha Mandap, Prarthna and Kirtan Mandaps. It has a total of 392 pillars and 44 doors, he added. 

Features of Ram Mandir: Top 20

  1. The Mandir is in the traditional Nagar style.
  2. The Mandir has a length (east-west) of 380 feet, a width of 250 feet, and a height of 161 feet.
  3. The Mandir is three-storied, with each floor being 20 feet tall. It has a total of 392 pillars and 44 doors.
  4. In the main sanctum sanctorum, there is the childhood form of Bhagwan Shri Ram (the idol of Shri Ram Lalla) and on the first floor, there will be a Shri Ram Darbar.
  5. Five Mandaps (Hall) - Nritya Mandap, Rang Mandap, Sabha Mandap, Prarthna and Kirtan Mandaps.
  6. Statues of deities, gods, and goddesses adorn the pillars and walls.
  7. Entry is from the east, ascending 32 stairs through the Singh Dwar.
  8. Provision of ramps and lifts for the convenience of the differently-abled and elderly.
  9. The Parkota( Rectangular compound wall) with a length of 732 meters and a width of 14 feet, surrounds the Mandir.
  10. At the four corners of the compound, there are four Mandirs - dedicated to Surya Dev, Devi Bhagwati, Ganesh Bhagwan and Bhagwan Shiv. In the northern arm is a Mandir of Maa Annapurna and in the southern arm is a Mandir of Hanuman ji.
  11. Near the Mandir is a historic Well (Sita koop), dating back to the ancient era.
  12. In the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir complex, there are proposed Mandirs dedicated to Maharshi Valmiki, Maharshi Vashishtha, Maharshi Vishwamitra, Maharshi Agastya, Nishad Raj, Mata Shabri, and the revered consort of the Devi Ahilya.
  13. In the southwestern part of the complex, at Kuber Tila, the ancient Mandir of Bhagwan Shiv has been restored, along with the installation of Jatayu.
  14. No iron is used anywhere in the Mandir.
  15. The foundation of the Mandir has been constructed with a 14-meter- thick layer of roller-compacted concrete (RCC), giving it the appearance of artificial rock.
  16. For protection against ground moisture, a 21-foot-high plinth has been constructed using granite.
  17. The Mandir complex has a sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, water supply for fire safety and an independent power station.
  18. A Pilgrims Facility Centre (PFC) with a capacity of 25,000 people is being constructed, it will provide medical facilities & Locker facility to the pilgrims.
  19. The complex will also have a separate block with bathing area, washrooms, washbasin, open taps, etc.
  20. The mandir is being onstructed entirely using Bharat’s traditional and indigenous technology. It is being constructed with particular emphasis on environmental-water conservation with 70% of the 70-acre area being left green.

Published January 7th, 2024 at 11:45 IST

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