The more than 2 lakh bricks, given by ‘Ram bhakts’ and collected by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) from across the country during the three-decade-long temple movement, will now be used for the construction of the grand temple at the Ram Janambhoomi site.
Temple Trust member, Anil Mishra, said, “One lakh stones were laid during the 1989 ‘shilanyas’ by kar sevaks at Ram Janambhoomi. At least, 2 lakhs remain at the old workshop, which will be shifted to the construction site now. The bricks bear the name of Lord Ram and are testimony to the faith of crores of Indians.”
Meanwhile, after completion of the Ram temple foundation, raising its height to 107m above sea level, the second phase of construction has begun at the Ram Janambhoomi site.
For the first time, black granite stones are being shipped from quarries in forested Kollegal region on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border for building the plinth.
Sculpted stones from Mirzapur and pink marble from Bansi Paharpur in Rajasthan are also being brought in.