PM Modi lands in Ayodhya to put basis stone of Ram temple; bhoomi poojan begins

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday has landed in Ayodhya to put the inspiration stone for Ram temple.

The “bhoomi poojan” has begun and is being dwell telecast.

Along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath can also be collaborating within the bhoomi poojan.

The Prime Minister Narendra left for Ayodhya on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister’s Office shared an image of Modi boarding an Air Force aircraft. He was wearing conventional dhoti-kurta.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya, the place he’ll lay the inspiration stone of Ram temple, on Wednesday morning. Credits: Twitter/PMO

“PM Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya,” the PMO tweeted.

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On his arrival, the Prime Minister first supplied his prayers on the 10th century Hanuman Garhi temple, the place he supplied ‘aarti’ and made a ‘parikrama’ of the holy shrine.

On the event, Gaddinsheen Premdas Maharaj, the pinnacle priest of the temple, introduced a silver ‘mukut’ and a stole to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dressed in conventional apparel (dhoti and kurta), Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after arriving in Ayodhya, immediately went to the Hanuman Garhi temple to supply his prayers as per the custom. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

He spent round 10 minutes on the Hanuman Garhi temple. The whole temple premises was sanitised earlier than the Prime Minister’s arrival.

After providing his prayers on the 10th-century temple, the Prime Minister proceeded to the Ram Janmabhoomi website to put the inspiration stone for the Ram temple.

The ‘bhumi poojan’ for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya is scheduled to start at 12.30 pm with Modi performing the ‘shila poojan’ and ‘karma shila pujan’.

The Prime Minister will then lay a 40 kg silver brick to symbolise the start of the development of the grand Ram temple.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also unveil a plaque to mark the laying of the inspiration stone and likewise launch a commemorative postage stamp on the ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’. — With inputs from PTI/IANS

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