Ramdwara Temple: No Use of Iron or Cement

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Sant Kishan Maharaj Ramdwara temple, built at Tankaala village, Nagaur in Rajasthan. At this place, 300 years ago Saint Kishan Dasaji Maharaj performed his worship.

The construction of the temple which started in 2011 has now been completed. 200 artisans made it in 8 years. Cost of construction was nearly Rs 20 crores. The structure built in Ramdwara is 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 50 feet high on 88 pillars. 10 quintals of copper and lead have been used in its construction. Non ferrous nails have been installed in the doors. Use of iron has been avoided since it is considered inauspicious.

The sandstone used is the same with which the Akshardham Temples in Gujarat and Delhi are made. Its speciality is that instead of cement, lead and copper have been used to join the stones.

Visitors throng to see the structure and its unmatched carvings.

As per the temple trust, such grinding and unmatched carvings are not to be seen in any other temple in the state. A large number of devotees visit here everyday which is a major center of faith of the devotees. Ramdwara is ready today. The Deval Pratistha festival will be celebrated on February 10.

Another important thing about this temple is that cement, lime and gravel has not been used in the construction of this structure. Ramdwara has been constructed by interlocking and finishing of the work has been done of artisans of Sirohi and Pindwara. Instead of connecting the stones with cement in Ramdwara’s masonry, lead and copper have been added. 10 quintals of copper and lead have been used. Because of this, its construction took some more time.

Iron has not been used in doors and windows. Mahant Narasimhadas Maharaj of the Dham told that not even a nail of iron has been used in doors and windows in Ramdwara. Copper and brass nails have been used instead because it is inauspicious to use iron.

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