Ram Mandir attracts 30 lakh devotees, receives Rs 12.8 crore donation in 15 days
Posted on February 11, 2024
New Delhi: In the mere span of 15 days since its inauguration, the Ram temple in Ayodhya has not only witnessed an unprecedented surge in visitor numbers but has also experienced a remarkable increase in offerings. The temple has amassed a staggering Rs 12.8 crore in donations, showcasing a substantial rise compared to the figures recorded prior to its consecration ceremony.
With an astounding footfall of over 30 lakh devotees within this short timeframe, averaging at 2 lakh visitors daily, the temple has become a focal point of religious reverence and devotion. The influx of donations has been remarkable, with a peak single-day collection hitting Rs 3.17 crore on the auspicious day of consecration on Jan 22nd.
Before the consecration, the temple typically received monthly donations ranging between Rs 40 to 50 lakh. However, this has surged exponentially, surpassing Rs 12.8 crore within just 15 days.Devotees have various avenues to contribute, including online channels and donation boxes strategically placed within the temple premises, including four boxes situated within the sanctum sanctorum itself.
Lok Sabha passes resolution
The Lok Sabha on Saturday passed a resolution celebrating the construction of the Ram Mandir and the installation of Ramlalla in Ayodhya, terming it a momentous achievement for India. The resolution mentioned the cultural, social, and historical significance of this event, highlighting Lord Ram’s integral role in Indian culture and civilization.
Speaker Om Birla reiterated that the ideals of ‘Ramrajya’ have inspired the country’s democratic values. BJP MP Dr. Satya Pal Singh praised the temple as a symbol of faith for millions. Criticisms from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi focused on social welfare concerns. Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti stressed the sacrifices made during the temple’s construction. Various other MPs from different parties expressed their opinions, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah affirming the temple’s legal and constitutional construction as a historic milestone for India’s cultural identity.