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Architecture of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir

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    6th Aug, 2020
  • The grand temple at Rama Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya will follow the Nagara style of temple architecture.
  • The Nagara style of temple architecture is found in northern India.
  • Upraised platform of the temple is called jagati in the Nagara Style.
  • Mandapas are present in front of the Garbhagriha.
  • These are adorned with the Shikhara, the tallest one being above the Garbhagriha.
  • Nagara style doesn’t usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways.
  • Generally, there is no water tank in the temple premises and the pradakshina patha is covered.
  • The garbhagriha is always located directly under the tallest tower.
  • The basic form of a Hindu temple contains the following architectural elements:
    • Garbhagriha is the small room where the principle deity/deities of the temple reside
    • Mandapa is the portico or hall at the entrance of the temple generally designed to house a large number of people.
    • Shikhara is the mountain like spire which can have different shapes from pyramidal to curvilinear.
    • Vahana is the mount or vehicle of the main deity placed generally in line of sight from Garbhagriha.
  • Nagara School is further subdivided into different schools based on region like Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki etc.

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