Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will be the national temple of India. He said this while laying the foundation stone for the construction of Ram Temple’s ‘Garbha Griha’ or the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, and placed the first carved stone.“Ram Mandir will be the national temple of India. People have been waiting for this day for a long time. Ram Mandir will be a symbol of India’s unity,” Yogi told reporters.
“The construction work of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost two years ago.
The work is successfully proceeding and we are fortunate that the ritual of keeping the stones in the Garbhagriha has been initiated today,” added Adityanath.The sanctum sanctorum isexpected to be completed by December 2023. On August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Ram temple and since then the construction work of the temple is going on a fast pace.