Sculptor Making Ramayana-Based Statues For Ayodhya Temple Since 2013

Ranjit Mandal mentioned that ”Ram Katha Kunj” is an thought to recreate Ramayana by means of idols


An Assam-based sculptor Ranjit Mandal is making statues depicting Lord Ram’s journey, from childhood until coronation, since 2013 in Ayodhya.

These statues will probably be put for show within the courtyard of Ram Temple, the muse stone of which will probably be laid out on August 5.

Talking to ANI, Mr Ranjit mentioned that ”Ram Katha Kunj” is an thought to recreate Ramayana by means of idols.

“My house is in Assam however Ashok Singhal (late VHP chief) introduced me right here in 1997. I began making idols from Class V. I began this work (making idols for Ram Katha Kunj) in 2013. I’m proud that Ram Katha Kunj will probably be put up in Ram Temple courtyard. I’ve tried to make statues depicting Lord Ram’s journey from childhood until coronation,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that ”Ram Katha Kunj” can have 125 scripts from Ram’s life which will probably be put for the exhibition. He mentioned that it takes round three months to finish one script.


“There are 125 scripts in Ram Katha Kunj. For one script, it takes round three months. The work is underway at a fast tempo after lockdown,” Mr Ranjit mentioned.

Mr Mandal mentioned that statues until ”Sita Haran” (a scene in Ramayana by which Ravana abducts Sita, spouse of Lord Ram) episode are prepared and work is underway to finish the remainder.

“Our statues are prepared until Sita Haran and the remaining work is underway in full swing,” he mentioned.

Talking in regards to the design of statues, Ranjit, who hails from Assam’s Silchar mentioned that these idols are an amalgamation of kinds from two completely different states — West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

“Idols are an amalgamation of Bengal model and Uttar Pradesh model. As the garments are primarily based on Bengal model, the physique of the idols is designed as per Uttar Pradesh model,” he mentioned.

“Current work is working easily and after lockdown, it should fasten,” mentioned Silchar-based sculptor, who makes use of cement, metal wire, and metal mesh for making these sculptures.

His father, Narayan Chandra Mandal, joined him in 2015 to create statues for ”Ram Katha Kunj” and since then each working are working collectively.

“I got here to Ayodhya in 2015 to assist my son. Singhal ji introduced me right here. I’m serving to by doing work of iron rod bending and cement work. My son is the principle sculpture and I’m solely serving to my baby. That is Karma of my previous life that we obtained this chance to contribute for the Ram Temple. I’m a proud father as my son”s work will probably be on show,” Narayan advised ANI.

In the meantime, the work on the stone-carving workshop of Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya has reached its closing stage. The stone-carving workshop for the Ram temple development was established in Ayodhya by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in 1990.

Preparations, together with a cleanliness drive and sanitisation, are underway in Ayodhya forward of the muse laying ceremony of the Ram Temple. Folks had been seen cleansing the roads, markets, and ghats.

A number of areas in Ayodhya are being illuminated with diyas (earthen lamps) and vibrant lights.

In accordance with potters within the state, round 1.25 lakh diyas had been ordered for the extremely anticipated ceremony on August 5.

PM Modi is scheduled to put the muse stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5, based on Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the president of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Belief.

The development of the Ram temple will start after the ceremony to put the muse stone by which Chief Ministers of a number of states, Ministers from the Union Cupboard and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are additionally prone to take part.

On November 9, 2019, a five-judge Supreme Court docket bench led by then Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi dominated in favour of Ram Lalla and mentioned all the disputed land unfold over 2.7 acres will probably be handed over to a belief shaped by the federal government, which is able to monitor the development of a Ram Temple on the web site.


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