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Seers differ over Ram temple model


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Ayodhya: Sharp differences are emerging between various sects and seers over the model of the proposed grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

While the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is adamant that the temple should be built on its model, the secretary of the Ramalaya Nyas Mahant Avimukteshwaranand has said that once the plot of land is made available, the plan for the temple should be made.

The VHP is now accusing the Ramalaya Trust of creating obstacles in temple construction.

Jagatguru Vasudevanand Saraswati denounced the Ramlaya Trust and said that as per the Supreme Court order, the government will set up the trust which will construct the temple.

"The Ramalaya Trust is a private organization and has no relation with the Hindu Samaj at large," he said and announced his support for the VHP model for the temple.

The VHP also lashed out at Mahant Avimukteshwaranand and said that he was unnecessarily trying to create confusion on the issue.

"The VHP has been working on the temple for the past 30 years. Our model of the temple is supported by the sentiments of millions of Hindus. The Ramalaya Trust is trying to mislead people and this is unfortunate," said VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma.

The VHP model of the Ram temple can be seen at the workshop at Karsevakpuram.

The model is a major attraction for devotees who visit Ayodhya. Stone carving has been going on at the workshop since the early 1990s, based on this model.

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