New Delhi : Swami Avimukteshwaranad, who represents Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swarupanand Saraswati, demanded has demanded that the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya should be built on the lines of Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. The world-famous Angkor Wat temple was originally constructed as a Hindu temple by the Khmer Empire. It was dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
However, the temple was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. The temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world. It is spread in a site measuring 162.6 hectares.
He said , “Ramalay Trust’s claim is based on supreme court’s order which says that the Trust for the temple should be formed as per the section 6 of the 1993 acquisition law. Ramalay has been formed as per the same rule.”
Swami says that the 25-member-Trust was constituted in 1994 by top seers of India to build the magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “All are ex-officio members of top Sanatan leaders such as four Shankaracharyas, Head of Kanchi Mutt, Ramanujacharya, Ramanandacharya, Vallabhacharya, Junapeethadheeshwar, Digambar Ani Akhara, Udasin Akhara, convener of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, Chief Priest of Ram Lalla and Nirmohi AKhada.”
The section 6 of the Acquisition Act 1993 grants power to the Central government to direct vesting of the area in another authority or trust set-up on or after the commencement of the Act.
“The Ramalay fulfils the requirement and willing to take the responsibility of temple construction,” says Swami Avimukteshwaranad