As the 44-day funding-raising campaign for the Ayodhya’s Ram Temple construction came to an end on Saturday, the Trust associated with the drive said that they have collected over ₹2,100 crore.
Prior to the crowdfunding campaign launch on January 15, the Trust had projected an estimate of ₹1,100 crore for the Ram temple complex construction, but it received more than ₹1,000 crore over projection.
Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust treasurer, Govind Dev Giri, told reporters, “The funds-raising campaign has ended with generous contributions from all cross-sections of the people, including residents of far-flung villages of India, blurring religious barriers. Total donations received has crossed ₹2,100 crore by Saturday evening.”
Giri had pegged the construction cost of the temple at ₹300-400 crore, while making an estimate of ₹1,100 crore for building the entire complex on Ram Janambhoomi in December last year.
Ayodhya seers have now advised the temple trust to use the surplus money for development of Ayodhya and warned against misuse of the money donated by crores of Ram Bhakts.
However, Anil Misra, member of the Trust said, “The budget for building the temple complex is not final and this will be known only after the construction is complete.”