Is Ram Mandir built without the use of iron or steel?

Ram Mandir, the magnificent temple in Ayodhya dedicated to Lord Ram, the infant form of Lord Ram, is a true blend of traditional Indian heritage architecture and science-based building techniques, ensuring its longevity for centuries ahead.
According to Shri Nripendra Misra, the head of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Ayodhya, "the temple has been made to last more than a thousand years."
Shri Nripendra Misra claims that top scientists in India have helped to transform Ram Mandir into an iconic structure unlike any other. According to Nripendra Misra:-
  • The temple will have three floors and a total area of 2.7 acres. 
  • The built-up area is approximately 57,000 square feet. 
  • Since iron has a limited lifespan of 80–90 years, he claims that neither steel nor iron have been used in the temple. 
  • At 161 feet, the temple will be roughly 70% taller than the Qutab Minar. 
  • In the temple, even ISRO technologies have been used appropriately.
Research and Style
After examining about fifty computer models, the Nagara-style architecture-preserving model was selected to guarantee both architectural integrity and performance. The suggested changes preserve the structure's seismic safety against an earthquake with a 2500-year return period while also enhancing its architectural design.

Interestingly, the style is traditional in which blocks were held together by the Mortis and Tenon method of joining rocks, which involves interlocking grooves and pegs. No mortar, iron, or steel were used in the traditional dry masonry temple architecture of bygone eras. Additionally, the trabeate system, which spans columns with horizontal beams, was employed. While the shikara was constructed using the corbelling technique, which started with lintels and worked its way inward to form a more pyramidal shape, the carved columns, which were frequently monolithic, had a more swollen capital to support the vertical loads.

The architectural plan was created in accordance with Chandrakant Sompura's Nagar Shaily, or northern Indian temple designs. Chandrakant Sompura has been creating heritage temple structures for 15 generations as a family tradition. Over 100 temples have been designed by the family.
Mr. Sompura states, "In the annals of architecture, Shri Ram Temple will be the most rarely seen, unique kind of splendid creation ever conceptualised, not only in India but at any place on Earth."
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla, the director of the Central Building Research Institute in Roorkee, who has been actively involved in the construction project, states that "the very best quality granite, sandstone, and marble have been used, and there is no use of cement or lime mortar in the joints; only a lock and key mechanism using groves and ridges has been used in the construction of the entire structure.
" According to CBRI, three-story buildings' structural design was completed with an earthquake's 2,500-year return period in mind.
According to Mr. Nripendra Misra, an investigation revealed that the ground beneath the temple was unstable and sandy because the Sarayu River once flowed close by, which presented a unique problem. However, the scientists came up with a brilliant fix for this issue.
The entire temple area's soil was first dug up to a depth of fifteen metres. According to Ramancharla, "engineered soil was laid in the area to a depth of 12–14 metres; no steel rebars were used, and the 47 layered bases were compacted to make it solid rock-like."
A 1.5-meter-thick M-35-grade metal-free concrete raft was layered as reinforcement on top of this. A plinth made of solid granite taken from southern India that was 6.3 metres thick was positioned there to further fortify the foundation.

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