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Road in Ayodhya adorned with sun-themed pillars


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Ayodhya, Dec 26: As Ayodhya gears up for the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple next month, a set of imposing sun-themed pillars — ‘Surya Stambhs’ — are being installed along a prominent road of the temple town.
Each of the 30-foot-high pillars has an ornamental orb which when lit at night resembles the Sun.
According to a senior official at the Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department’s Ayodhya Division, 40 such pillars will be installed on the road — Dharam Path — that connects the Lata Mangeshkar Chowk near Naya Ghat with the Ayodhya Bypass.
“Work is underway to install these ‘Surya Stambhs’ ahead of the consecration of Lord Ram’s idol in the newly built Ram temple. Twenty of these will be located near the Lata Mangeshkar Chowk with 10 pillars on each side of the road,” PWD Assistant Engineer A P Singh told PTI here.
When PTI visited the road on Monday night, 10 pillars were already installed, while ornamental orbs on the 10 columns on the other side of the road were being mounted.
“The other 20 pillars are located on the same road beyond the Satrangi Pul near the Saket petrol pump. Work is underway on that side as well and the aim is to complete the work by December 29,” Singh said. Each pillar, made of reinforced cement concrete, has a decorative cladding made of a special fibre. It carries the chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, a mace of Lord Hanuman and other ornamental motifs, the official said. (PTI)


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