Nagaur: The sandstone used in the construction of Sant Kishandar Maharaj Ramdwara temple in Nagaur, Rajasthan, is the same used in Akshardham temples of Gujarat and Delhi. The temple’s construction began in 2011. About 200 artisans built it in 8 years at a cost of Rs 20 crore. The temple in Tankala village, about 30 km from Nagaur, is 100 feet long, 50 feet broad and 52 feet high and the entire building stands on 88 pillars.
10 quintals of copper and lead used in construction
According to the temple trust, lead and copper have been used instead of cement to bind the stones in Ramdwara. As much as 10 quintals of copper and lead have been used. Bronze nails have been used for doors.
Exquisite carving is unmatched
The temple is also known for its exquisite carvings and chisel work, which is unparalleled and not found in any other temple of the state. Ramdwara is now ready and ‘Dewal Pratishtha Samaroh’ will be held here on February 10.
‘It is inauspicious to use iron in Ramdwara’
Cement, lime and gravel have not been used in the construction. Iron has not been used in doors and windows. Mahant Narasimhadas Maharaj of Dham said not a single iron nail has been used in doors and windows. Instead copper and brass nails have been used. Mahant said that it is inauspicious to use iron in Ramdwara. Sant Motiram Maharaj said that the construction of temple began in 2011, which has now been completed.