The entire Sanatana Dharma followers are awaiting the construction of the Bhavya Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. It is most happy and joyous occasion that Shri Ram is going to be coming back to his home. The temple which is being constructed is a grandeur one and a very important milestone in the history of India. It arouses the curiosity of all of us as to how the magnificence, splendour and the architectural marvels of the temple will be wherein one can have a darshan of Shri Ram Lalla. The style of building it, the method of construction according to the scriptures and how it is going be shaped up and all are waiting to see the light of the day when the temple stands before us in reality. It is a known fact that all temples are based on the rules of Silpa Sastra and are built strictly in the code and adherence of the guidelines mentioned in the same. In this adherence, the Bhavya Ram Mandir of Ayodhya is going in the Nagara style of temple architecture. According to Silpa Sastra, the Indian Temple architecture is basically done in three styles, The Nagara, the Vesara and the Dravida style.
The Ayodhya Ram Mandir is going to be in the Nagara style. This is the popular style among the temples in North India, which is also called the Indo Aryan style. The entire temple is built on a huge stone platform with steps leading to the main temple. The temple roof is a tall structure usually square shaped, called the Sikhar, it may be a single or multiple ones, depending on the need of the design of the temple. The Garbhagrih (main sanctum) is located under the main Sikhar. There are no boundary walls or enclosures usually in this style, but in the entrances of the temples, one can find the sculptures of River goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna carved representing that crossing them and entering the temple is purifying one’s body and soul. The pillars of the temples are very intricate with lots of detailed sculptural work.
The Ayodhya Ram Mandir is going to be one of the spectacular temples built in the modern era while following the traditional rules of the Nagara Style of architecture. Prominent sculptors from all over India and those who have contributed with their skill in many of the other grand temple of India with their skills have come forward with great devotion to fulfil this dream of every Hindu and follower of the Sanatana Dharma.
The Nagara style is usually the same in all regions, however there are few exceptions of the Kalinga temples of Odissa, which all though are in the Nagara style, are built slightly different. These temples are more elongated in shape and divided in two parts, namely the Duela and the Jagmohana, both together resembling the shape of a horse-shoe.
The most prominent temples in this style are the Sun temples at Modhera and Konark, The Khajuraho temples, The Dasavatar temple at Deogarh, The Dwaraka temple in Gujarat etc. With the present events happening, the divine temple of Ayodhya is soon going to be another example of the Nagara style added into the grandeur of Indian sculpture and will
stand as one of the Indian temple architectural marvels wherein the Almighty Shri Ram is going to reside and give his darshan to all of us.