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ISIS releases pictures showing destruction at Palmyra Temple


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Extremist militant group ISIS has released a number of pictures showing the destruction of the ancient Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, Syria.

The Baalshamin Temple before explosion. credit:

Uploaded on the social networking accounts of the group, the pictures depict the monument being planted with explosives. Faces of the militants installing explosives both inside and outside of temple have been cropped.

The blast which destroyed the temple. credit:

The 2,000-year-old structure, which is also declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO was known to be the best preserved and most pristine example of Greco-Roman architecture.

ISIS Millitants planting the explosives. credit:

The destruction has been deeply condemned all around the world. UNESCO in its statement called it “an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity.” UNESCO termed the step as a coward act of ‘war crime’.

Explosives planted on inside the structure. credit:

Experts at British Museum described the event as ‘deeply depressing’. The temple which was also called ‘Pearl of the Desert’ was bombed on Monday. The explosion was so large that nearby Roman sculptures were also affected.

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Ram Mandir To Be Built In Ayodhya By 2022

The Grand Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya by 2022

The Ram temple is proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya by 2022. Wikimedia Commons

The much awaited temple proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict, will be completed before 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence.

The Uttar Pradesh government has released a picture of what the temple, and the Ram statue proposed near it, would look like on their completion. Sources said the Ram idol will take three years to complete.

Details are also trickling in of the grand temple complex planned. Spread over an area 240 feet long and 145 feet wide, it will be 141 feet in height. Its 4 feet periphery will have 251 columns.

Ram temple
The Ram temple will have a prayer hall, a lecture hall, a educational facility, a saints residence and a hostel for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The temple complex will have a prayer hall, a Ramkatha Kunj (lecture hall), a Vaidik Pathshala (educational facility), a Sant Niwas (saints residence) and a Yatri Niwas (hostel for visitors).

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Around the idol of Lord Ram, there will be other facilities such as a digital museum, a centre for description on holy scriptures, a library, a cafeteria and parking space. (IANS)