Narsinghpur: Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati has said that the Ram temple in Ayodhya should be built on the lines of the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. He said that the rule of the first Chalukya kings was there. In the 11th century, these kings built a grand temple there. OHe said it is important to take care of the grandeur of the temple. Shankaracharya said this while talking to the media in Narsinghpur.
While showing the photo of Angkor Wat temple, Shankaracharya told the media- The task of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya should be in the hands of deserving people. The then Central government acquired the 67 acres of land in Ayodhya. Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister at that time.
Land should be given to Ramanuj Trust, says Shankaracharya: Shankaracharya claimed that Narasimha Rao had said that if Dharmacharya asks for this land, it will be given to him. Written documents of these things are available with me. After this, we formed the Ramanuja Trust, which was formed after organising conferences in many places. Therefore, the Central Government should give these 67 acres of land to the Ramanuj Trust and the same should build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Angkor Wat is world’s largest religious monument: Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation.