Fact Check: Is the statue that will be installed in Ram temple made by a Muslim sculptor? Know the truth of the viral claim
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has named the ceremony of Ramlala's life consecration in the Ram temple built in Ayodhya as Ram Rajyabhishek. During a divine and grand festival on 22nd January, Ram Lalla will be installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple built at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. A claim regarding the sculptors is going viral through one such social media post. However, there is no solid basis for this claim. In such a situation, it must be tested on the test of truth. Mandir Trust has entrusted the responsibility of making the idol of Ramlala to three experienced craftsmen of the country, who are working hard to give life to the idol of God in the form of a 5-year-old boy through the idol based on their imagination.
It is claimed that West Bengal artist Mohammad Jamaluddin and his son Bittu are making idols for the Ram temple to be built at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. This claim was made because Jamaluddin makes goddess idols yearly during Durga Puja.
A picture was also shared in the social media post, in which it was seen that the picture of the person seen with the idol of Lord Ram is of Saddam of Bengaluru, who has no connection with the Ayodhya temple. When these claims were investigated, it was found that both the claims viral on social media were misleading.
Fact-checking the viral claim found that the idols made by Jamaluddin and Bittu will be installed outside the Ram temple for the devotees. According to Ram Mandir Trust, Ganesh Bhatt and Arun Yogiraj of Karnataka and Satyanarayan Pandey of Rajasthan are making the idol of Ramlala.
These three sculptors have been entrusted with the responsibility of making the idol of Lord Ram in the form of a 5-year-old boy. Among the three artists whose idols will meet the standards set by the temple trust will be installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple.