Patna’s Mahavir Mandir Trust announces Rs 10 crore donation for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

In a sensational development, the Mahavir temple, which is situated in Patna, Bihar, has announced a donation of Rs 10 crore for the construction of the Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh.

Just a few days ago the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of a trust to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya during his speech in the Parliament. 

Secretary of Mahavir Mandir Trust, Kishor Kunal said that he would go to Ayodhya with a cheque of Rs 2 crore as a donation, “I am going to Ayodhya with a cheque of Rs 2 crore as a donation from Mahavir temple in Patna to the proposed Ram temple. We will donate a total of Rs 10 crore for it in installemnts,” Kunal said.

Kunal further said that the Trust had found 30 coins that were issued by the East India Company in 1818. These coins have images of Lord Ram, his brother Lakshman, his wife Sita and Lord Hanuman inscribed on one side of them. These coins have been found in the donation box of the temple which will be used for the Ram temple.

The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram on 9 November 2019. It was then decided in its verdict that a Ram Temple would be built at the 2.77-acre disputed site in Ayodhya. The court also directed the central government to form a strategy with necessary preparations for the setting up of trust with a board of trustees or any other appropriate body. The apex court granted the central government three months to formulate a scheme for the construction of the temple.

Home Minister Amit Shah made it clear that the 67 acres of land will be given to the trust and trustees are free to make their decision for the construction of the temple. “This trust will be completely free to take every decision related to the temple and 67 acres of land will be transferred to the trust. I fully believe that the waiting of centuries of millions of people will be over soon and they will be able to see Lord Shree Rama in his grand temple on his birthplace”, Shah said in his tweet. 

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