Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Congratulations Ram Bhakts, says PM Modi

The three-day Vedic rituals at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya began on Monday and end with bhoomi poojan today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir, which is likely to be constructed just before 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Modi was among the 175 people present at the ceremony. He shared the dais with just four other people — RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, trust chief Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and CM Yogi Adityanath.  Eight priests from Ayodhya, five each from Varanasi and Delhi, and three from Kamikochi in Tamil Na.....

8:59 PM IST Uttarakhand: Earthen lamps have been lit in the premises of Badrinath & Gopinath temples in Chamoli on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Pujan' of #RamMandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/HwT8sK4KhV — ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020

8:48 PM IST Several persons were injured in a clash between two communities in Assam's Sonitpur district on Wednesday after a bike rally was organised by Bajrang Dal activists to celebrate the foundation stone laying ceremony of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, officials said.   To control the situation, police fired in the air and deployed additional forces after many bikes and other vehicles were burnt, they said.   The incident took place when a large number of bikers were heading to a Shiv temple in Bhora Singori in the Thelamara police station area, playing loud music and shouting slogans.  

8:29 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday became the first Indian premier to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi and the Hanumangarhi temple, according to a statement issued by the Uttar Pradesh government.   Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation of the Ram temple in Ayodhya after offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple, news agency PTI reported.   "Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister to visit Hanumangarhi. He also became the first prime minister to visit the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi'," the statement said.   "Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister to participate in the grand beginning of a temple, which symbolises conservation of the country's cultural heritage," it added.

8:16 PM IST #WATCH USA: A digital billboard of #RamMandir comes up in New York’s Times Square. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed 'Bhoomi Pujan' of #RamMandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Gq4Gi2kfvR — ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020

8:15 PM IST #WATCH Ayodhya: People light earthen lamps at Ram Ki Paudi on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of #RamTemple. pic.twitter.com/hkKe3TBKMb — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2020

7:51 PM IST 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) told PTI on Wednesday.

7:46 PM IST Ayodhya district lit up on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of #RamTemple. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of #RamTemple, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Vxrvxpkt7n — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2020

7:42 PM IST The Ram Temple will strengthen peace and humanity in the country, said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday.   "It's a very important day for us. People were waiting for many years for Ram Temple on Ram Janmabhoomi. Today that dream has come true. We are proud of PM Modi who has fulfilled this dream. This temple will strengthen peace and humanity in the country," Sonowal told ANI.   Nine bricks were laid down as part of the 'bhoomi pujan' at the site for Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya today. Prime Minister Modi took part in 'bhoomi pujan' for the construction of Ram temple.

7:35 PM IST #WATCH Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lights firecrackers at his official residence in Lucknow as part of 'deepotsav.' He attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of #RamTemple in Ayodhya earlier today. pic.twitter.com/y6Hux1TtTn — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2020

7:24 PM IST #WATCH Ayodhya: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat performs 'Aarti' at the banks of Saryu river. He also attended the foundation stone laying event of #RamTemple, which was held earlier today. pic.twitter.com/ydiwmQ5bgF — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2020

7:24 PM IST BJP workers clashed with police in some parts of West Bengal on Wednesday over celebrating the groundbreaking ceremony of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, amid a total lockdown in the state, officials said. Clashes were reported from Kharagpur in West Midnapore district, Narayanpur in North 24 Parganas, and Alipurduar town in north Bengal, among others.   A procession by BJP workers to mark the day was stopped by police in Kharagpur, leading to a scuffle.

7:06 PM IST #WATCH Sun sets in Ayodhya as devotees gather to perform aarti at the bank of Saryu river. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed 'Bhoomi Pujan' of #RamMandir earlier today. pic.twitter.com/jxenOLonCL — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 5, 2020

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Earthen lamps lit in the premises of Badrinath and Gopinath temples in Uttarakhand

Many injured in clashes over Ram temple celebration in Assam's Sonitpur: Police

Several persons were injured in a clash between two communities in Assam's Sonitpur district on Wednesday after a bike rally was organised by Bajrang Dal activists to celebrate the foundation stone laying ceremony of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, officials said.
 
To control the situation, police fired in the air and deployed additional forces after many bikes and other vehicles were burnt, they said.
 
The incident took place when a large number of bikers were heading to a Shiv temple in Bhora Singori in the Thelamara police station area, playing loud music and shouting slogans.
 

Narendra Modi becomes first PM to visit Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday became the first Indian premier to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi and the Hanumangarhi temple, according to a statement issued by the Uttar Pradesh government.
 
Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation of the Ram temple in Ayodhya after offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple, news agency PTI reported.
 
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister to visit Hanumangarhi. He also became the first prime minister to visit the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi'," the statement said.
 
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first prime minister to participate in the grand beginning of a temple, which symbolises conservation of the country's cultural heritage," it added.

A digital billboard of Ram Mandir comes up in New York’s Times Square

People light earthen lamps at Ram Ki Paudi on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

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) told PTI on Wednesday.

Ayodhya lit up on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram Temple

Ram Temple will strengthen peace, humanity in country: Assam CM

The Ram Temple will strengthen peace and humanity in the country, said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday.
 
"It's a very important day for us. People were waiting for many years for Ram Temple on Ram Janmabhoomi. Today that dream has come true. We are proud of PM Modi who has fulfilled this dream. This temple will strengthen peace and humanity in the country," Sonowal told ANI.
 
Nine bricks were laid down as part of the 'bhoomi pujan' at the site for Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya today. Prime Minister Modi took part in 'bhoomi pujan' for the construction of Ram temple.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath lights firecrackers at his official residence in Lucknow as part of 'deepotsav'

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat performs aarti at the banks of Saryu river in Ayodhya

Clashes in West Bengal over Ram temple celebrations amid Covid-19 lockdown

BJP workers clashed with police in some parts of West Bengal on Wednesday over celebrating the groundbreaking ceremony of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, amid a total lockdown in the state, officials said. Clashes were reported from Kharagpur in West Midnapore district, Narayanpur in North 24 Parganas, and Alipurduar town in north Bengal, among others.
 
A procession by BJP workers to mark the day was stopped by police in Kharagpur, leading to a scuffle.

Sun sets in Ayodhya as devotees gather to perform aarti at the bank of Saryu river

Foundation stone laying of Ram temple a happy moment for every Indian: Haryana CM

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.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's 'mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power. In a series of tweets on the occasion, Khattar said, "This happy moment is historic for every Indian."

Ram Temple 'bhoomi pujan' a golden occasion, follows years of struggle: Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday said the 'bhoomi pujan' for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is a "golden occasion" that has come after years of struggle, fulfilling dreams of thousands who sacrificed their lives for the construction of the temple.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's 'mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power.
 
After watching live telecast of the event, Rawat said, "The golden occasion has arrived after years of struggle. Thousands of people sacrificed their lives for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. Their dream is being fulfilled with the ground breaking ceremony of the temple."
 
It will bring peace to the soul of thousands of people who sacrificed their lives for it, he said.

Artist from Bengaluru creates a portrait of Lord Ram using a manual typewriter

Union Ministers commemorate 'historic' Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya

As the country witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, several Cabinet Ministers and former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan commemorated the "historic" day in their own ways.
 
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, recited Ram Raksha and performed 'puja' with his family in Maharashtra's Nagpur while the 'bhoomi pujan' was conducted in Ayodhya. Meanwhile in Delhi, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday, Union Health Minister distributed sweets to his staff at his residence to mark the occasion of 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram Temple.
 
"We are lucky that we could witness the fulfilment of the dream for which 500-year long struggle took place," he told ANI.
 
Before 'bhoomi pujan', PM Modi visited Hanuman Garhi temple, marking the first-ever visit by any Prime Minister to this temple. He also became the first Prime Minister to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi site.
 

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanth presented idol of Lord Ram to PM Narendra Modi at foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Ayodhya-like Ram temple to be built on Narmada banks in MP

A temple styled on the lines of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is all set to be built on the banks of the Narmada river in Khargone. The temple's foundation stone was laid on Wednesday in a ceremony during which Local villagers took a sacred pledge in the presence of former Congress president and ex-Union minister Arun Yadav.
 
Nearly a decade ago, the Maheshwar hydropower project was proposed on the banks of the Narmada river in Khargone owing to which about 250 families of Lepa village were settled four kilometres from the project site. When the project was later scrapped the families residing in Lepa left the village. The temple of Lord Ram located here was submerged by the Narmada river. And now years later, a Ram temple will be built at the site of rehabilitation, according to a PTI report.

Ram temple will stand as tribute to best of timeless human values: Venkaiah Naidu

The construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is much more than a religious affair and the structure will stand as a tribute to the best of timeless human values, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday.
 
He also said that Lord Ram's conduct and values constitute the core of the consciousness of India, cutting across all kinds of divisions and barriers, and they are still relevant today.
 
In a Facebook post marking the foundation laying ceremony of Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir on Wednesday, he said the construction of a temple for Lord Ram at his birthplace is more a re-coronation of the highest human values of truth, morality and ideals that the 'maryada purushottam' epitomised during his life.

PM Narendra Modi makes three records with visit to Ram Janmabhoomi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Ayodhya on Wednesday after a gap of 28 years. With this, he made three records together in a day, according to an IANS report.
 
Modi is the first-ever Prime Minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi. Also, this is the first instance, when a Prime Minister has visited Hanuman Garhi to seek Lord Hanuman's blessings. And, Modi has become the first Prime Minister to participate in the 'bhumi pujan' program of a temple that is a symbol of preservation of the cultural heritage of the country.
 
Modi had visited Ayodhya in 1992 and had also addressed a gathering along with Murli Manohar Joshi at the GIC ground in Faizabad (Ayodhya). Thereafter, they had also visited Ram Lalla. Modi was the convenor for the 'Tiranga Yatra' led by the then BJP President Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi which had begun in December 1991 and reached Ayodhya on January 18, 1992. This Yatra was organised to demand the abrogation of Article 370. Wednesday also marks one year since article 370 was scrapped in J&K.

Struggle of years ended with Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan': Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said the struggle of several years materialised with the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, and this day will be written in golden letters in history books. The beginning of construction of a grand temple of Lord Ram on Wednesday proves that the BJP always fulfils its commitments, he said.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power.
 
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were among those who attended the event at the site where a large number of devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.

Union Health Minister distributes sweets to staff on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Golden chapter in history of India: Home Minister Shah on consecration of Ram temple

Terming the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a "historic and proud day" for India, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said it heralds the beginning of a new era.
 
He said by starting the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a golden chapter in the history of the great Indian civilisation, and asserted that the government remains committed to the preservation of Indian culture and its values.
 
"Today is a historic and proud day for India. The consecration of the grand Ram temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lord Ram's birthplace has written a golden chapter in the history of great Indian culture and civilisation and heralded the beginning of a new era," Shah, who is recuperating at a private hospital in Gurgaon after contracting COVID-19, said. READ MORE...

PM Modi violated oath of the office by laying foundation stone of Ram Mandir: Asaduddin Owaisi

History is repeating itself with the construction of Ram temple, says PM Modi

Describing the foundation stone laying for the construction work of Ram Temple as a historical moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said history is repeating itself.
 
"With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone's efforts of temple construction will be completed," PM Modi said.
 
"Lord Ram always had love in his heart for the poor. His administrative system depended on social equity," he added. PM Modi further said Mahatma Gandhi had dreamt of 'Ram Rajya' (ideal state) on the basis of Lord Ram's character and his virtues. "Ram spoke on the basis of place, time and situation. He taught people how to discharge one's duties," the Prime Minister said.

J P Nadda, Rajnath Singh thank PM Modi for fulfilling devotees' wishes by laying foundation stone for Ram Temple

BJP chief JP Nadda and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the wishes of devotees across the globe by laying the foundation stone for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya. Nadda also said that with this PM Modi has completed the oath taken by BJP of getting the Ram Temple constructed a the site.
 
"On this historical, auspicious occasion, I thank PM Modi who fulfilled the wishes of the public and our oath of constructing the Ram Janmabhoomi temple by bhoomi pujan and laying the foundation stone. Jai Shri Ram," Nadda's tweet, roughly translated from Hindi, read.
 
Further, Singh said, "Every Bharat-wasi had the dream of getting a grand temple of Lord Shri Ram constructed in Ayodhya in his heart. By doing bhoomi pujan today, PM Modi has fulfilled the oath of the nation which is connected to India's rich cultural traditions. Thanks to the PM for this." Nine bricks were laid down as part of the 'bhoomi pujan' at the site for Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya today.

Ram Temple dream fulfilled through peaceful means due to PM Modi: Yogi Adityanath

The 500-year-long wait for the construction of Ram temple has been realised in a peaceful way due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said regarding the 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple here on Wednesday.
 
"A 500-year-long wait for this historical day has come to a culmination today because of Prime Minister Modi. The wishes of India's 135 crore people and the well-wishers of Sanatan Dharma followers have been fulfilled," the UP CM said.
 
"India's democratic values have enabled the solution of problems with peace. The judiciary and executive played a vital role in a peaceful resolution of the (Ram Janmaboomi) matter," he added.
 
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister further said in the 500-year-long struggle for the construction of Ram temple, many people lost their lives.

Rahul Gandhi tweets 'Bhagwan Ram is love, compassion and justice'

Congress former President Rahul Gandhi has tweeted in Hindi on the occasion of the Bhumi Pujan of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Wednesday. Gandhi in his tweet said that Bhagwan Ram is a symbol of the "best humanitarian qualities and He (Ram) is in our deep consciousness."
 
The Congress, which had maintained that it will abide by the Supreme Court judgement, has welcomed the event, and Rahul Gandhi said that "Ram is love, compassion and justice and he cannot appear in hatred."
 
Congress leaders on Wednesday extended their best wishes for the ground-breaking ceremony (Bhumi Pujan) for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. "Best wishes for Ram Mandir's Bhumi Pujan. We hope that today's event will pave (the way) towards brotherhood and national unity. Jai Siya Ram," said the party's Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

 

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu watched live telecast of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram Temple today

Today is new beginning of new India: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Ayodhya

Soon after the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that today is the beginning of a new India.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Bhagwat said, "Our country believes in 'Vasudev Kutubhkam' i.e. World is One Family. We believe in taking everyone along. Today is a new beginning of a new India."
 
"So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should have come but could not be invited because of the situation (COVID-19)," he added. There is a wave of joy in the whole country today and it is a pleasure to have centuries of fulfilment, Bhagwat said.

Ram temple construction to be completed within stipulated time: Mahant Nritya Gopal Das

The wishes of devotees will soon be fulfilled with the construction of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya, said the president of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das on Wednesday.
 
Speaking after the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the president of the trust said that countless devotees will finally be content after the construction gets over within the stipulated time.
 
"I have been asked many times when will the Ram temple be constructed. I had started saying one side Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), one side Yogi (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath), if not now, then when will Ram mandir be constructed? Now, it will be constructed soon. The wishes of devotees will be fulfilled," Das said.

Bhoomi Pujan: Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis sang devotional songs at BJP office in Mumbai

Nobody should be poor or distressed — that's the message of Lord Ram, says PM Modi

Nobody should be poor or distressed — that's the message of Lord Ram. Man, woman alike should all be equally prosperous and happy. Human, animal alike should all live peacefully. Children, aged, teachers should be protected at all costs from any danger that might befall the world. Every person who comes in your shelter should be provided for.
 

In a way, history is repeating itself. PM Modi explains how

Just like every squirrel, monkey and others gave their contribution in Lord Ram's struggles, the construction of this Ram temple has started with the contribution of every countryman.
 

The construction of this temple will not only change the appearance of this region but also the economy, says PM Modi on Ram Temple construction

The construction of this temple will not only change the appearance of this region but also the economy of this region. The entire world will visit this region to take the blessings of Lord Ram and Janaki
 

The Ram temple movement involved, dedication, struggle, sacrifice, says PM Modi

To all those who have been part of this movement, I, on behalf of the entire country, pay best regards and respects. Wherever they are, they are watching us, they are emotional, they are blessing everyone. Ram is in our hearts. He is part of us. Whenever we have to do something, we look to Lord Ram for inspiration. Look at the unparalleled power of Lord Ram — So much has been done. Building have been destroyed. And yet Ram is still in our hearts. He reigns supreme.

During our freedom struggle, many generations had devoted their all to the cause. Similarly, for a ram temple, many generations have struggled and toiled for centuries, says PM Modi

During our freedom struggle, many generations had devoted their all to the cause. There was no part of the country where no sacrifice was made for the cause. August 15 is the symbol of that sacrifice, that emotion. 

Similarly, for a ram temple, many generations have struggled and toiled for centuries, says PM Modi

Ayodhya Ram Mandir foundation ceremony LIVE: Mohan Bhagwat remembers LK Advani

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hailed the sacrifices made during the struggle for Ram Temple. "Due to the pandemic, many in spirit at the ceremony. So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should've come but couldn't be invited because of the situation."

Yogi Adityanath hails PM Modi for fulfilment of dream to build Ram temple in Ayodhya

Stressing that all coronavirus protocols were followed, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the power of India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally. All those who could not participate in the ceremony today, will be included later."

India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally: UP CM Yogi

Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the power of India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Ram Temple event in Ayodhya.

PM Modi lays foundation for Ram temple in Ayodhya, bhoomi pujan completed

Ayodhya Ram Mandir ceremony: Struggle of 500 years ratified by law, constitution, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

After the ceremony, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister addressed the gathering. Hailing the contribution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath welcomed the other esteemed guests to the ceremony. "Today is an auspicious day. This marks the end of the struggle of decades. A journey of over 500 years has been ratified by the Indian judiciary and constitution."

What the Ram Temple will look like

The proposed model of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
The temple has been planned in the Nagar ‘shaili’ (a style of temple architecture where the temple tower is built over the sanctum sanctorum. The other major style is the Dravidian, which includes gopurams), and is far bigger than what had been originally planned. Three more spires have been added, one in front and two at the sides, to extend the gudh mandap (the covered porch); the number of columns has gone up from around 160 in the original plan to 366 (160 on the ground floor, 132 on first floor, 74 on second floor); the width of the stairway to the ‘Ram Darbar’ on the first floor has been expanded from 6 feet to 16 feet. The height of the temple has been increased from 141 feet to 161 feet, its width from 160 feet to 235 feet, and its length from 280 feet to 360 feet.

40-kg brick made of pure silver to be used in Bhoomi Pujan

The bhoomi and shila pujan will include chanting of mantras, and after shovelling the earth, a worship of the ground and shila. Officials in Ayodhya said 40-kg brick made of pure silver will be used for the bhoomi pujan. Soil has been brought in from more tha n 1500 places, while holy water has been collected from 2,000 places.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE: Bricks engraved with 'Jai Shri Ram' used in bhoomi pujan

PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat take part in 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented with a headgear, silver 'mukut' and stole at Hanuman Garhi

PM Narendra Modi in Ayodhya for Ram Temple foundation stone laying ceremony

PM Narendra Modi on his way to the 10th century Hanuman Garhi Temple, soon after his arrival in Ayodhya

Patanjali Yogpeeth will make a grand 'gurukul' in Ayodhya: Ramdev at Ram Janambhoomi site

India's biggest fortune that we're witnessing Ram Mandir event...To establish 'ram rajya' in this nation, Patanjali Yogpeeth will make a grand 'gurukul' in Ayodhya. People from all over the world will be able to study Ved, Ayurved here: Yog Guru Ramdev at Ram Janambhoomi site

In 1990, PM Modi was one of the organizers of the nationwide campaign for a temple at the site where the 16th-century Babri mosque once stood

PM Modi, who in 1990 was one of the organizers of the nationwide campaign for a temple at the site where the 16th-century Babri mosque once stood, will lay a silver brick as part of the groundbreaking ceremony. The temple campaign marked the emergence of the BJP as a national electoral force.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, guv Anandiben Patel and BJP National Vice President Uma Bharti arrive at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to Ayodhya after 29 years today for the "Bhoomi Pujan" today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to Ayodhya after 29 years today for the "Bhoomi Pujan" or groundbreaking ceremony for a Ram temple at the site that was disputed for decades until the Supreme Court handed over ownership to Hindus last year

Lord Ram's blessings will make India most powerful, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday commended the countrymen for the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya slated during the day and said Lord Ram's blessings will end hunger, illiteracy and poverty making India the most powerful nation in the world.
 
"Congratulations to the entire country on the occasion of Bhumi Pujan. May the blessings of Lord Rama be with us. With his blessings, our country will get rid of hunger, illiteracy and poverty and make India the most powerful nation in the world. May India give direction to the world in times to come. Jai Shri Ram, Jai Bajrang Bali," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath reaches Hanuman Garhi ahead of PM Modi's Ayodhya visit


Credit for ending Ayodhya land dispute goes to Supreme Court, says Mayawati

It is the Supreme Court which ended the Ram temple-Babri Masjid land dispute, paving wthe foundation stone-laying ceremony for the temple in Ayodhya to take place, and everyone should accept its decision, said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday.
 
The BSP chief said that while it was "unfortunate" that the dispute over the site had been ongoing for years but appealed to all to accept the apex court's verdict on the issue.
 
"Supreme Court ended the dispute. Along with it, it also put a stop on the parties which were doing politics on this issue. It is due to the honourable court's verdict that the foundation of the Ram temple is being laid down today, a lot of credit for this goes to the court," Mayawati's tweet, roughly translated to English from Hindi, read.

Ram Mandir ceremony: Uma Bharti to attend event today

The Ram Mandir Trust has asked me to attend Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan, hence I will attend, says Uma Bharti. Earlier, the saffron leader had said that she would visit the Ram temple only after everybody else had left over coronavirus scare. 

PM Modi leaves for Ayodhya to attend Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Ayodhya from the national capital to take part in the Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony scheduled to be held later today.
 
In Ayodhya, Prime Minister Modi's first halt will be at Hanumangarhi temple, marking the first-ever visit by any Prime Minister to this temple. He will also be the first Prime Minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi site.
 
The much-awaited foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place amid much fanfare today.

Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan: Rangoli decoration outside Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's office in Nagpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya to take part in Ram Temple event


Security beefed up on UP-Nepal border for Ayodhya event

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Uttar Pradesh Police have intensified patrolling along the 551 km-long India-Nepal border, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Ayodhya for Ram Temple Bhumi Puja on Wednesday.
 
According to senior police officers, a tight vigil is being maintained on movement along the border and people living in villages adjoining the border have been asked to alert security officials if they come across any suspicious activity or element in their area.
 
The security arrangements across the state, especially in Ayodhya and on the Indo-Nepal border, has been beefed up after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack in August.

PM Modi to plant 'Parijaat' sapling using traditional drip irrigation method ahead of 'bhoomi pujan'

Among the plethora of activities lined up for Wednesday at the Ram temple site in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to plant a 'Parijaat' sapling on the temple premises ahead of the 'bhoomi pujan'.
 
However, it is not just the holiness associated with the 'Parijaat' in the Hindu mythology, but also the manner in which the sapling will be planted that makes it unique.
 
PM Modi is likely to use the traditional natural drip irrigation method, achieved by placing an unglazed clay pot filled with water parallel to the roots of the plant thereby providing water to the plant for about a week, while planting the auspicious 'Parijaat' sapling.

Ghaziabad: People in Kaushambi sing 'bhajans' to celebrate the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today

'August 5 is historical day', says Ramdev on Ram Temple ceremony

Yoga Guru Ramdev called August 5 a historical day ahead of the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
 
The yoga guru, who will be attending the ceremony, reached Ayodhya on Tuesday afternoon.
 
Ramdev visited the Hanuman Garhi temple in and morning and speaking to media persons, said, "This day (August 5) is historical and generations will remember the day with great pride."
 
"A new history is being written in India and we should celebrate the day. I am confident that with the construction of Ram Temple, 'Ram Rajya' will be established in the country," he said.

Bengal govt orders strict lockdown as BJP, allies plan Ram temple events

Politically volatile West Bengal is likely to witness a showdown on Wednesday, when VHP and other saffron outfits will perform religious rituals in temples and elsewhere to mark the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya amid complete lockdown to be enforced by the state administration.
 
The Trinamool Congress government on July 28 announced a series of dates in this month when total lockdown would be imposed across West Bengal to contain the spread of Covid-19. Some of the dates were changed later but August 5 and two others were not. Read on...

A brief timeline of Babri Masjid-Ram temple dispute

1528: Babri Masjid built. Hindu groups say it was built after demolishing a temple, but some scholars say such "claims" did not arise until the 18th century
 
1885: Mahant Raghubar Das files a suit to build a Ram Temple at the disputed site
 
1934: A mob damages parts of the disputed structure. Muslim prayers at the mosque and Hindu worship at Ram-Chabutra and Kaushalya Rasoi continue
 
December 23, 1949: Lord Ram's idols are allegedly planted inside the central dome. Hindu and Muslims file court cases; site is locked. The government declares the area as disputed and locks gates.

Ravan temple to celebrate Bhumi Puja of Ram temple

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya at noon on Wednesday, a temple dedicated to demon king Ravan will also reverberate with cries of 'Jai Shri Ram'.
 
The temple, in Bisrakh area, is dedicated to Ravan, the demon king who was slain by Lord Ram in Lanka.
 
Mahant Ramdas, the priest of the Ravan temple, said: "We will distribute sweets after the conclusion of the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony in Ayodhya."
 
He further said: "If Ravan was not there, there would have been no Ram and in the absence of Lord Ram, no one would have known anything about Ravan. The two entities are inter-linked."

Coronavirus protocols in place as Ayodhya gets ready for grand Ram Temple ceremony

The Saryu Ghat was seen decorated ahead of the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
 
In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, sanitisation work was also done at the Hanuman Garhi temple in the morning ahead of the Prime Minister's visit. Strict security and COVID-19 protocols will be followed at the temple.
 
PM Modi will perform 'pooja' at Hanuman Garhi and Shree Ramlala Virajman before performing 'bhoomi poojan' of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had informed on Tuesday.

Oppn appeals to Goa CM for aid to those hit by Covid lockdown on occasion of Ayodhya Temple 'bhoomi pujan'

Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has appealed to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to announce a financial package for all those who have suffered during Covid lockdown and release pending dues of all Social Welfare Schemes on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
 
"It is a moment of pride for all of us that the foundation stone of the sacred Shri Ram Temple will be laid on the tithi of Shravan Krishna Dvitiya, Wednesday 5th August 2020 at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the auspicious presence of various spiritual scholars and saints," Kamat said in a message.
 
"On this auspicious occasion, I appeal to the Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant to announce a financial package for all those who have suffered badly during Covid Lockdown and release pending dues of all Social Welfare Schemes like DSS, Pension to Widows, Persons with Disabilities, Laadli Laxmi and Mamata Scheme, Senior Citizens & bring a smile on peoples faces on this historic day," Kamat said.

Congratulations, Ram devotees, tweets Yogi Aditynath ahead of Ram temple ceremony

Tight security in two Assam districts ahead of Bhumi Puja

In view of the Bhumi Puja ceremony of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on Wednesday, security has been beefed up in two southern Assam districts -- Cachar and Karimganj, officials said.
 
Executive Magistrates have been appointed to oversee the situations, officials said on Tuesday, adding Central para-military and state security forces led by senior police officers have been deployed in Cachar and Karimganj districts.
 
Cachar District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli has appointed four Executive Magistrates to supervise the overall situations in the mixed populated district, an official said.

Proposed model of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya; details of the Bhumi Pujan

Ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the temple trust, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra on Tuesday shared images of the proposed model of the grand temple on twitter. See pics

Wish Balasaheb Thackeray was alive to witness 'bhoomi pujan' of Ram Temple: Raj Thackeray

Remembering the founder of Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray on the eve of the Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray wished that he was alive to witness the event. "Amidst this happening, my thoughts are with Shri. Balasaheb Thackeray. He should have been there to witness this. His happiness would have been unparalleled," he added.

Ayodhya lights up with earthen lamps ahead of Ram Temple's foundation stone laying ceremony

Every street in Ayodhya was seen illuminated with earthen lamps ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Temple on Wednesday

Silver coin for every guest at Ram Temple's Bhoomi pujan'

Every guest who is invited for the 'Bhoomi pujan' ceremony for the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, will be gifted a silver coin as 'prasad'. The silver coin, on one side, has the image of Ram Darbar which includes Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman and on the other side is the insignia of trust

Ayodhya decorated ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir today; visuals from Saryu Ghat

Moradabad based firm sends ritual accessories to be used during Bhumi Pujan of Ram Temple

Moradabad-based metal firm has supplied 'Panchpatra' and 'Nag Achmani' to be used for Puja during the Bhumi Pujan of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
 
Sanjeev Kumar Verma of RG metal Industries, said, "Our firm is RG metal industries. We have been associated with selling Puja articles for the past 35 years. One of our businessman in Ayodhya Devi Charan send us on WhatsApp that Panchpatra and Nag Achmani were required. It was ready as it was available in our stock.

Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan LIVE: On the eve of 'bhoomi pujan' in Ayodhya, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president VD Sharma offer prayers at hospital

On the eve of 'bhoomi pujan' in Ayodhya, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president VD Sharma offer prayers at hospital where they are undergoing treatment for coronavirus.

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