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August 05, 2020 / 08:21 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan highlights | VHP says Ram temple likely to be completed in 3 years

Ayodhya Ram Mandir highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple before attending the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the 'bhoomi poojan' or groundbreaking ceremony and the foundation stone laying ceremony for Ram Temple. Wearing traditional dhoti-kurta, the prime minister deboarded an Air Force helicopter that flew him to Ayodhya from Lucknow on August 5. He was welcomed at the Saket helipad by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,

among others. The ceremony will take place at the Ram Janmabhoomi, or the birthplace of Lord Ram, by 175 people, who figure in a select guest list of seers and politicians. Prior to the function, the prime minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took part in 'pooja' and 'darshan' at Hanumangarhi temple. From Hanumangarhi, he travelled to 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he offered prayers to 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman' and performed the groundbreaking ceremony. Later, he unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone and also release a commemorative postage stamp on 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir.

Concerned over the spread of coronavirus, the authorities are encouraging others not to come to the temple town, asking them to mark the occasion by celebrating at their homes. The groundbreaking ceremony will be telecast live. Catch the highlights here:
  • August 05, 2020 / 07:55 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | Lord Ram our 'Imam-e-Hind', temple will be symbol of brotherhood: Muslim devotees

    Hailing Lord Ram as "Imam-e-Hind" (prelate of India), some Muslim devotees of Lord Ram watched the entire bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya on Wednesday live on their TV sets as they could not go there due to the coronavirus health protocols.

    Underlining the country's tradition of syncretic co-existence, they said once the coronavirus situation improves they would visit the temple site and offer their services in its construction.

    "It is a moment of joy for us. We' are kar sevaks and consider Lord Ram as 'Imam-e-Hind', Raja Raees, the president of Sunni Social Forum (an organisation working for the Muslims) said. 

    Zameer Raza, a resident of Bareilly, feels that the day has come after a lot of efforts. "In fact, I feel that it is a double Eid for us."

    Shanno Khan said, "Once the COVID-19 crisis is over, and the construction work of Ram temple in Ayodhya commences, I along with my family members and friends will go to participate in kar seva."

  • August 05, 2020 / 07:36 PM IST
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  • August 05, 2020 / 07:23 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | Ram temple likely to be completed in 3 years, says VHP

    The construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, whose 'bhoomi pujan' was performed on Wednesday, is expected to be completed in the next three years, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said. 

    VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje said there is enthusiasm among Hindus across the world over the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Ram temple.

    "The smooth manner in which the work of temple construction has been going on after the formation of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra by the central government is amazing," he said.

    He said, "We hope that the Ram temple in Ayodhya will be completed in three years."

  • August 05, 2020 / 07:09 PM IST
  • August 05, 2020 / 06:53 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | With 'Jai Siya Ram', PM Modi marks a shift from 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

    When Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi addressed seers and other attendees on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' and foundation stone laying ceremony for Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, he began with 'Jai Siya Ram'.

    This, many noted, was a shift from the slogan of 'Jai Shree Ram' that has marked the Ram Janmabhoomi movement since its inception.

    Read more here.

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  • August 05, 2020 / 06:37 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | Foundation stone laying of Ram temple a happy moment for every Indian: Haryana CM Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday described the laying of foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya as a happy and historic moment for every Indian.

    He also said that with the laying of the foundation stone, the dreams of crores of Lord Ram's devotees have come true.

    In a series of tweets on the occasion, Khattar said, "This happy moment is historic for every Indian."

    Moments before the prime minister was to perform the 'bhoomi pujan' of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Khattar urged people to light a lamp in the courtyard of their homes and give a message of brotherhood.

  • August 05, 2020 / 06:18 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan | N Acharya, Nepal envoy to India: Indian PM Modi laid Ram Temple's foundation stone in Ayodhya. Connected through Ram-Sita, relationship b/w the two countries is deep and strong. Ram-Janaki continues to inspire the relationship to become more cooperative and strong in modern times. 

  • August 05, 2020 / 05:59 PM IST
  • August 05, 2020 / 05:44 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | PM Modi is the leader of five centuries, says Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "leader of five centuries" who resolved the equally old dispute with his efficient leadership and paved the way for the construction of a grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.

    With PM Modi performing "bhoomi pujan" for the construction of the temple, Chouhan said a "new era" has begun.

    Read more here.

  • August 05, 2020 / 05:14 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates |  A quick look at how Ram Mandir bhoomi poojan ceremony unfolded

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the bhoomi poojan and laid the foundation stone for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on August 5.

    After laying the first brick for the temple, PM Modi said the wait of centuries has ended and that India is writing a golden chapter in the holy city. 

    Read more here.

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  • August 05, 2020 / 04:57 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | Congress leader Anand Sharma: Ram temple has been the demand of people from past many years. Congress welcomed the decision of Supreme Court with an open heart. Lord Ram is loved by all and he is above any political consideration. Politics and faith must be kept apart. 

  • August 05, 2020 / 04:46 PM IST

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan LIVE Updates | Here's what went into the making of 1.25 lakh Raghupathi Laddoos

    On the ocasssion of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patna-based Mahavir Mandir Trust said it would begin distributing 1.25 lakh Raghupati laddoos.

    The pure ghee used to make these laddoos were sourced from Bengaluru, while the gram flour was brought in over from Australia. 

    Read more here.

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