Uttar Pradesh News
Shaligram shila in Ayodhya, Shaligram rocks has become a new selfie spot in Ayodhya, people do parikrama taking off their shoes and slippers
The rocks are not black stone
These rocks from the Gandaki River in Nepal are not black stone. From a superficial point of view, one rock is white and the other rock is almond-colored stone. To test these rocks, its samples are taken by sculptors, craftsmen and experts. On Sunday, the team of craftsmen engaged in the construction of the temple inspected these rocks and took samples, which were presented to members of the temple trust office and gave their opinion. Karnataka experts also pulled out a rectangular-shaped sample.
Ramlala idol will be made after expert investigation
Dr Anil Mishra, a member of the temple trust, said members of the expert team have not yet arrived to test it. After considering his test report, the temple trust will decide on the construction of the Ramlala idol.
Shaligram and Devshila stones from the Gandaki River
The people of Gandaki region who reached Ayodhya with the rocks from Nepal say that the rocks which came out from the Gandaki river in their region are called Shaligram Dev rocks, whose idols are installed in the temples of Nepal. On the other hand, Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of the temple trust who brought the rocks from Nepal to Ayodhya, said that although Nepali geology experts only sent the rocks to India after conducting a test complete. Despite this, the temple trust will proceed with the construction of the statue after having it tested by experts at its level. He said Shaligram stone statues are installed in 4 temples in southern provinces. Information on their construction is also being obtained.
The search for stones for the temple’s construction beam has intensified
In Ramsevakapuram, where on the one hand a fair is held to see the Shaligram stones, on the other hand, the work of carving a large number of roof beam stones of the Ram temple and engraving beautiful patterns takes place continues quickly. More than 35 craftsmen are engaged in this work here.
Statues of gods and goddesses will be on the pillars
Stone cutting work also continues in the temple workshop and in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex. 160 pillars of the temple are erected and idols of deities are engraved on them. After the height of the pillars has reached 19 feet, the work of installing the beams on them is about to begin. Craftsmen said that more than 200 craftsmen are engaged in stone cutting work in three places in Ayodhya.