Two Shaligram stones, which will be dedicated to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya, have reached the holy city. These stones are 60 million years old. One rock weighs 26 tonnes and the other weighs 14 tonnes.
According to the information, today the saints of the holy city will felicitate and inaugurate the rocks.
Prakash Gupta, office in-charge of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, said, “These Shaligram rocks, which are 60 million years old, will reach Ayodhya from Nepal on two different trucks. One rock weighs 26 tonnes and the other weighs 14 tonnes.” ” news agency said on Wednesday.
The idol of Lord Rama in his child form carved out of this stone will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple, which is expected to be ready by the Makar Sankranti festival in January next year, officials said.
He said the two rocks were found in the Gandaki river near Saligrama or Muktinath (the place of salvation) in Mustang district of Nepal.
Meanwhile, a two-day meeting of the building construction committee of the Ram temple began in Ayodhya on Saturday.
The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Construction Committee, Nripendra Mishra and was attended by Trust Secretary Champat Rai and Trustee Anil Mishra.
According to sources, the progress of the temple construction was reviewed and the installation and carving of the new idol of the Lord was discussed.