Multi-religious Temple of Humanity in Ayodhya

In an attempt to propose an amicable and constructive solution to the Ramjanmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case pending in the court, a landmark resolution passed by an assembly of religious leaders, academics and scientists at a national round table conference on Gandhi Jayanti in 2017, proposed that the 67 acres of government acquired land, contiguous to 2.77 acres of the disputed land, should be released by the government for the construction of Vishwadharmi Shri Ram Manavta Bhavan. This will consist of places of worship for all the major faiths of the world. The conference declaration urged for a 27-member All India National Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to be constituted to take the lead and initiative.

The conference, organised by MIT World Peace University, Pune, proposed that the said Manavta Bhavan should be created through a new national trust with members from the government, along with men of science, religion, philosophy, law, arts, culture, humanities and social service, headed by a chief trustee nominated by the government. It is expected that the Manavta Bhavan would serve as India’s contribution in promoting the culture of peace and harmony in modern times and would be a true reflection of humanity, based on the time-tested human values, culture, traditions and philosophy of India. Architectural miniature of the complex was showcased at the conference venue.

The Manavta Bhavan would be open to all for prayer, meditation and devotional services. Further, a magnificent and beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Ram should be constructed on his very birthplace on the 2.77 acres of disputed land trifurcated by the Hon’ble Allahabad High Court. Commenting on the initiative, Prof. Dr. Karad, Founder President, MIT World Peace University and UNESCO Chair holder, said, “We sincerely feel that in the greater national interest and to minimize the possible hatred, jealousy, violence and suspicion particularly within the two major communities of the country, it is essential and necessary to make sincere and sustained efforts to resolve this vexed and long-standing conflict. Construction of the Manavta Bhavan will be a step in the right direction to reflect the glorious traditions of knowledge, wisdom, dedication, devotion, sacrifice and service to humanity, which our religions have propagated all through.”

Subsequently, a proposal filed by MAEER’s MIT, was accepted by the Supreme Court regarding the building of a Ram Temple and Manavta Bhavan in Ayodhya.