Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid foundation for Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
He arrived in Lucknow and took a chopper to reach Ayodhya for the bhoomi pujan.
Upon landing in Ayodhya, PM Modi first visited the Hanumangarhi temple and offered prayers following which he arrived at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi’ and was seen taking part in pooja and darshan of ‘ Shree Ramlala Virajman’.
Governor Anandiben Patel, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat also attended the bhoomi pujan rituals that PM Modi performed at the Ram Janmabhoomi site.
Ahead of foundation stone-laying of Ram Temple, PM Modi plants a Parijat sapling, considered a divine plant.
The priest at RamTemple ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ said, “Nine bricks are kept here… these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2 lakh 75 thousand such bricks out of which 100 bricks with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ engraving have been taken.”
Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy earlier tweeted, “Today PM Modi must declare on the Ayodhya stage that Ram Setu is a National Heritage Monument since it satisfies all the conditions of the AMASR Act and inform the SC as per the Notice on my WP issued to Govt in 2015. The file from Culture Ministry is lying on PM’s table.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a tweet said, “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai Aapas mein hain Bhai Bhai! Mera Bharat Mahaan, Mahaan Hamara Hindustan. Our country has always upheld the age-old legacy of unity in diversity, and we must preserve this to our last breath.”
As many as 175 guests are present for the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
BJP members and workers performed special prayers at the party office in Kamalalayam.