New Delhi: Lord Ram temple in northern Indian metropolis of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is anticipated to be inaugurated on 1 January, 2024. The development work is in full swing to satisfy the deadline. Amid this, neighbouring nation Nepal is claimed to have dispatched two stones from Kali Gandaki river which is believed for use to carve the idol.
According to a report by The Hindu, two shilas (stones), round seven toes lengthy and weighing over 350 tonnes, are set to reach at Ayodhya from Nepal’s Kali Gandaki river.
The report quoted monks from Janaki temple (Janakpur) in Nepal saying that the stones shall be used to carve the idol of Lord Ram.
However, as per an official from the temple trust in Ayodhya, there was no readability on whether or not the stones from Nepal shall be used to construct the idol.
Nepal reward for Ayodhya temple
Chief of Janaki temple Mahant Ramtapeshwar Das mentioned the large items of stones have been recognized by a staff of consultants, together with geologists and technicians. They spent weeks on the bottom to search out the suitable stones.
“The shortlisted stones, [weighing] around 350 tonnes, will be taken to Ayodhya as a gift. The stones would reach before month end,” Das was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
He mentioned that the shila will final for hundreds of years and won’t get broken by earthquakes.
‘Will strengthen Nepal-India religious ties’
Bimalendra Nidhi, Central Committee Member, Nepali Congress mentioned the alternate of Himalayan stones will strengthen the spiritual ties between Nepal and India.
He additionally mentioned that he has put an concept ahead that the folks of Janakpur additionally reward a metallic Shiv Dhanush to be displayed within the Ram Temple advanced in Ayodhya.
‘No idea about stones’
The report talked about workplace of basic secretary of Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerath Kshetra saying that the trust has no concept concerning the stones being despatched to Ayodhya.
However, as per the report, basic secretary Champat Rai in November 2022 had despatched a letter to the Janaki Temple, welcoming the concept of getting stones from Kali Gandaki river to construct the statue of Lord Ram.
Meanwhile, a senior member of Kshetra mentioned the concept was mentioned in one of many conferences of the trust, in November. “We are still not sure whether to build the idol from rock from Nepal or from Makrana marble, which is commonly used in India to build idols of gods and goddesses in big temples,” the report quoted the member as saying.