Ram Mandir is a sacred temple located in the town of Una in Rajasthan, India. It is also known as Pratapgarh Fort. The name Ram Mandir means ‘Fountain of Truth’. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and River Jha.
According to the legend, once upon a time in ancient India, King Kashi was being transported from his kingdom to the land of Babri masjid by his queen Subhadra. There, he created the Taj Mahal in the golden temple of Una. When he finished, he placed a bullock-drawn carriage called the ‘Swan’ on the banks of the river. All who were assembled there included his two queens, his minister Maitreya and his prime minister Gobind Singh.
It is believed that after the construction of this temple, the next in importance was the place named Ram Mandir which gave birth to Lord Ram in Ramayana, an epic Hindu poem written by the sage Vasudevichai Tagore. Some historians believe that the prime minister’s visit to Una may have inspired the story. The story further states that the prime minister’s son Narayanpet took point and suggested building the temple there.
According to some accounts, according to the Hindus, it was a Hindu who came to see the Taj Mahal while others say it was a mutual who showed great interest in the structure. Even today, no one knows for sure who built the Ram Mandir. It is said to be built by a mauli, a Hindu holy man who was famous for building the white minarets that are still visible in some parts of Pakistan. However, even today, no one is allowed to enter the premises of the temple except devotees and priests who have been properly appointed to manage the temple.
The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal. The edifice, which consists of a gate, a covered porch, a swimming pool, a dining hall, a bedroom, a guest house and a museum was constructed at a Costar construction company called the Kakatiya Constructors by an Italian engineer, Luigi Giordano. A smaller replica of the Taj Mahal, the Una (also known as Udaipur) is yet to be built by the present government. The Una is the proposed name for the final Taj Mahal and is expected to be completed by 2020.
As part of the grand celebration commemorating the Republic Day, the construction of this temple was done on August 8th. As per the news reports, the prime minister Modi visited the Taj Mahal on August 9th and was briefed about the construction and promotion of this temple by his cabinet. It is understood that the prime minister narendra modi was supposed to make a statement on the development and implementation of the batik construction at the same venue. However, this particular announcement has not yet been made public.