Dalai Lama among the many invitees for Bhumi Pujan

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 4

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is among the many spiritual and religious figures who’ve been invited to participate within the ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony in Ayodhya on Wednesday for the development of Ram Mandir.

A supply mentioned that the Office of the Dalai Lama – the supreme Buddhist religious chief – had been approached by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust with the invitation.

He, nonetheless, has conveyed his lack of ability to participate within the ceremony bodily as a precautionary well being measure in view of the Covid pandemic and his previous age, mentioned the supply.

Those who know the Dalai Lama say that his mobility is getting progressively lowered on account of his superior age.

The Dalai Lama holds India’s historical and wealthy religious custom and data, particularly the Nalanda college of thought, in excessive esteem. He has typically expressed his admiration for them in his public discourse.

He has typically opined that India may emerge as a frontrunner and torch-bearer in spirituality, metaphysics and ethics, and common values on this planet group within the fashionable and scientific period, based mostly on its cumulative knowledge accreted by way of its lengthy historical past of civilisation. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate within the ceremony amidst strict norms of bodily distancing in view of the Covid pandemic.

The Trust has invited religious figures and leaders of various faiths for the ceremony.

The invitees embrace chairperson of the Shia Central Waqf Board Syed Waseem Rizvi and head of the Sunni Central Waqf Board Zufar Ahmad Farooqi.

Meanwhile, soil from about 2,000 spiritual and religious websites, and waters of about 200 holy rivers have arrived in Ayodhya. More are en route. They will probably be intermingled in a proposed ‘kalash (reliquary)’ in the course of the ceremony. 

According to experiences, the invitees for the spiritual ceremony have began arriving in Ayodhya. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat amongst others have already landed.

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