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Ayodhya: Rainwater was leaking from roof of sanctum sanctorum at Ram temple, says chief priest

There was heavy leakage from the roof of the temple's sanctum sanctorum in the first heavy showers that occurred at midnight on Saturday, said Acharya Satyendra Das expressing his disappointment.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Ayodhya Updated on: June 25, 2024 10:30 IST
Ram temple in Ayodhya
Image Source : AP Ram temple in Ayodhya

Ayodhya Ram temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das on Monday said water was leaking from the roof of the sanctum sanctorum at the temple after the first heavy showers since it was opened to the public on January 22.

Das alleged negligence in the construction of the temple, saying there was no arrangement for the drainage of rainwater from the temple premises. He urged the temple authorities to take necessary corrective measures.

According to the temple trust sources, the chairman of the temple construction committee, Nripendra Mishra, reached the temple and gave instructions to repair the roof and make it waterproof. He attributed the leakage of rainwater to ongoing construction work.

Construction of the temple will be completed by December

Meanwhile, Mishra, while speaking separately to reporters about the progress of temple construction, said that work on the first floor was on and will be finished by July this year. He expressed the hope that the construction of the temple will be completed by December.

Rainwater was leaking from the roof directly above the place where the priest sits in front of Ram Lalla's idol and where people come for VIP darshan, he said.

"It is very surprising that engineers from all over the country are building the Ram temple. The temple was inaugurated on January 22. But, no one knew that if it rains, the roof will leak. It is surprising that the roof of a world-famous temple is leaking. Why did this happen?"  "Such an incident is happening in the presence of such big engineers, which is very wrong," he said.

Meanwhile, rains on Saturday night caused severe waterlogging on the Rampath road and its adjoining lanes here. While sewer water entered houses in the area, the Rampath road and other newly constructed roads in Ayodhya caved in at some places.

(With PTI inputs)

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