Hindu sculptures, broken idols found at Ram Janmabhoomi site during land levelling: Temple trust

ANI AYODHYA May 21, 2020, 12.20 PM(IST)

Old sculptures found during excavation in Ayodhya. (Picture copurtesy: Twitter) Photograph:( Twitter )

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According to a statement, the land levelling work started at Ram Janmabhoomi after due permission from district authorities.

Carvings on sandstone and a Shivling have been found during the land levelling work at Ram Janmabhoomi here, said Champat Rai, General Secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust.

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"Debris is being removed and land being levelled at Ram Janmabhoomi since past 10 days. We have discovered pillars in the debris of the structure and carvings on sandstone. Found a Shivling there and a similar one at Kuber Teela," Champat Rai said.

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According to a statement, the land levelling work started at Ram Janmabhoomi after due permission from district authorities.

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In March this year, 'Ram Lalla' idol was shifted to a temporary structure near Manas Bhawan in Ram Janmabhoomi premises, till completion of the construction of Ram Temple.

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court had on November 9 last year directed the Central government to hand over the site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same. The apex court had further directed the government to give a suitable land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.