VHP to take crowd-funding route for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya: Report
According to VHP's plan, devotees from all of India’s 718 districts will be invited to stay at the site in Ayodhya for a week and help in the temple’s construction
November 12, 2019 / 01:22 PM IST
There would be four smaller temples surrounding the main structure. The temple complex will have a prayer hall, lecture hall, educational facility, saints’ residence, hostel and museum.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to seek contributions for the proposed Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, according to a report by The Times of India.
According to the report, the organisation is also exploring ways to enlist involvement of Ram devotees in the temple’s construction. A formal plan on this will be released soon.
Devotees from all of India’s 718 districts will be invited to stay at the site in Ayodhya for a week and help in the temple’s construction.
“Ram bhakts (devotees) from across the country will be approached for contribution to the construction of the temple. The Ayodhya movement was associated with the faith and sentiments of scores of Hindus and they will have to do their bit, including ‘kar seva’, whenever the project begins,” Vinod Bansal, VHP’s National Spokesperson, told the newspaper. Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.
VHP’s Working President Alok Kumar confirmed to the newspaper that “there is no ambiguity about the plan that funds will be pooled directly from devotees of Lord Ram spread across the globe”.
“The process to seek contributions will start soon for which teams will be constituted to ensure that it is done smoothly,” he added.
The organisation also wants devotees to find representation in the trust that will be set up by the Centre in accordance with the Supreme Court of India (SC)’s ruling.
On November 9, in a unanimous verdict
, SC cleared the decks for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The apex court also ordered the Centre to set up a trust within three months that will manage the construction of the temple. The court also ordered that a “suitable” five-acre plot of land be given to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board.