Ayodhya Ram Mandir to get world’s largest, 400-kg handmade lock worth Rs 2 lakh as gift from couple from ‘Tala Nagri’ Aligarh 

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Ayodhya Ram Mandir, which is expected to open next year in January, is set to receive a very special gift - a 400 kg lock from ‘Tala Nagri’ Aligarh 

400-kilo lock for Ayodhya Ram Mandir 

An artisan in Aligarh named Satya Prakash Sharma and his wife  Rukmini Sharma toiled for months to prepare the world’s largest handmade lock for Ayodhya Temple. The lock is 10 feet high, 4.5 feet wide, and 9.5 inches thick with a four feet key and has been made especially for the entrance of Ayodhya Ram Mandir 

Meet Aligarh-based locksmith Satya Prakash Sharma

The world’s largest handmade lock was displayed at the annual Aligarh exhibition earlier this year. Sharma is making some minor modifications and will add some embellishments before handing it over to the Ayodhya Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir officials 

World's largest
handmade lock 

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As per reports, the lock cost Sharma Rs 2 lakh to create. It bears an engraving of Lord Ram and goddess Sita. The box, lever and hood of the lock will be made of brass and a steel scrap seat will be installed on the lock to prevent it from rust 

Making of lock cost
Rs 2 Lakh 

During an interview with ANI, Satya Prakash Sharma’s wife Rukmini Sharma said, “I gradually started making locks and helped my husband in building the world’s largest lock. He (Satya Prakash) suffers from a heart ailment so I did not allow him to lift any heavy weight and instead, I took the load.” 

Satya Prakash, his wife create record-breaking lock

Satya Prakash Sharma said, “The lock consists of brass weighing 60 kilos and iron. The total weight of the lock exceeds 3 quintals. I started making it before the lockdown.” 

Special lock made for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Rukmini Sharma wishes to personally place the world’s largest handmade lock on the gate of Ram Mandir and chant Jai Shree Ram 

Locksmith Rukmini Sharma 

Ayodhya Ram Mandir is on its last leg of completion. Phase 1 of Ayodhya Ram Temple is expected to be completed by December 30, 2024 

Ayodhya Ram Mandir
Phase 1

"We have requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be present during the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony (of Ram Mandir) which is scheduled to take place between 15th January to 24th January,” Ram Mandir Trust General Secretary Champat Rai earlier told ANI 

Ayodhya Temple's consecration ceremony 

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