Ayodhya Ram Temple inauguration, in numbers

The illuminated Ram Janmabhoomi Temple as preparations are underway ahead of the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
The illuminated Ram Janmabhoomi Temple as preparations are underway ahead of the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Summary

  • The temple, which has been on Bharatiya Janata Party’s agenda for nearly five decades, is expected to give Ayodhya a makeover and boost tourism in the district

New Delhi: Today, 22 January, marks the much-anticipated inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to participate in the ‘Pran Pratishtha’, or consecration, rituals. This temple, a central item on the Bharatiya Janata Party's agenda for nearly five decades, is poised to transform Ayodhya and significantly boost tourism in the area.

Breaking down the event by numbers:

1,800 crore: That’s the estimated cost at which the temple is being built, funded through contributions and donations.

2.7 acres: The size of the land parcel the Ram Temple is being built on.

392: The number of pillars the Ram Temple will have.

51 inches: The size of the Ram idol that has been placed in the temple.

Over 7,000: That’s the number of guests invited to attend the inauguration ceremony, including 3,000 VIPs.

23.9 million: The number of domestic visitors Ayodhya received in 2022, according to the latest available data.

1,465: The number of foreign visitors Ayodhya witnessed in 2022.

100,000-150,000: The number of pilgrims expected per day after the inauguration of the temple.

10-30 million: This is usually the average number of visitors at religious destinations annually in India.

1,450 crore: That’s the cost at which the Ayodhya airport has been built, with the capacity to handle 1 million passengers annually.

240 crore: The cost at which Ayodhya railway station has been revamped, with passenger handling capacity doubled to 60,000.

2,200 crore: The estimated cost of a 1,200-acre greenfield township, which is being built to attract homebuyers looking to purchase a house in the district.

25,000 crore: That’s the estimated additional tax revenue Uttar Pradesh may generate from increased tourism due to the Ram Temple.

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