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Ayodhya’s Magnificent Ram Temple Bhoomi Puja

Ayodhya’s Magnificent Ram Temple Bhoomi Puja

Riddhi Bhattacharya

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, will be known as of the most important dates in the History of India. The day of Ayodhya’s Ram Bhoomi Puja – the dawn of a new era and the beginning of a golden age in India.

History of Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid and Ram Janmabhoomi

Left to Right : Ayodhya Temple, Supreme Court, Babri Masjid

In Hinduism, the birthplace of the deity Shri Ram, known as “Ram Janmabhoomi“, is considered a holy site. This site is often believed to be at the place where the Babri Masjid stood in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the 16th Century,  Mughal general Mir Baqi demolished a temple of Ram and built a mosque there named the “Babri Masjid” after the Mughal emperor Babur. Historical and archaeological evidence has found a Hindu structure at the spot pre-dating the Mosque. In 1992, Hindu Mobs and demolished and broke down the Babri Masjid and thus gave rise to disputes that went on for decades.

On 9th November 2019, after years of petitions, the Indian Supreme Court finally ordered the disputed land to be handed over to a trust to build the Hindu temple. It also ordered the government to give an alternate 5 acres of land to the Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of building a mosque in Ayodhya.

Placing of the Foundation Stone of Ram Temple

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Today, on 5th August 2020, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi went to Ayodhya after 29 years to place the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Modi last visited Ayodhya in 1991. “When he came, he said he would only return to the city when work had begun on the temple, not before,” said Kameshwar Chaupal, a priest and member of the trust responsible for building the temple.

Hymns about Lord Ram were played, and the roads were decked with flowers. Many shop fronts were painted yellow and saffron flags were put up everywhere – colours that Hindus consider auspicious People climbed onto rooftops to get a glimpse of the venue, many of whom were chanting “Jai Shri Ram”.

Modi offered garlands and prayers to Shri Ram amidst the sound of conch shells and religious bells. At the temple site, a 40kg silver foundation stone was placed in the ground. Calling it the “dawn of a new era”, Modi said: “India is emotional as decades of wait has ended. For years, our Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) lived beneath a tent; now he will reside in a grand temple.”

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In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, sanitation work was also done at the Hanuman Garhi temple in the morning ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit. Strict security, social distancing and COVID-19 protocols were also followed at the temple.

Was it Telecasted?

The grand ceremony of the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan was telecasted LIVE on National broadcaster Doordarshan. The telecast covered main parts of the event from Hanumangarhi and Ram Temple.

Who were part of the Event?

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

 A total of 175 people have been sent invites to attend the ceremony including the Iqbal Ansari, a Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya-Ram Janmabhoomi case. The invitation has a security code that would work only once, which implies, that the invitation could not be used twice even when the guests exit and seek re-entry.

How does the new Temple Look Like?

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The Temple began its first phase of construction in March 2020. During the excavation of the construction site a five-foot Shivaling, seven pillars of black touchstone, six pillars of red sandstone and broken idols of Devi-Devtas were found. A new design for the temple has now been designed as can be seen in the picture above

The temple construction is a political and religious milestone for Modi, the BJP and India and truly marks the beginning of a new era in India.

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PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

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PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

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PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event. Ram Ram Ram

PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and UP Governor Anandiben Patel addressed during the ceremony and senior leaders including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended via video conferencing as they were adhering to Pandemic based law that people above 80 should avoid attending the event.

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