The stage is set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Preparations are underway for the grand 'bhoomi poojan' on 5th August 2020, with Ayodhya celebrating the day as a 'mini-diwali'. The main guest list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel. There will be a total of 175 people in attendance, comprising religious leaders and some eminent citizens from Ayodhya. Security has been increased in the region with around 4.000 security personnel including NSG commandos manning the site and 75 check posts blocking approach roads. The district borders have also been sealed since Monday night. The town is expected to shut down at least two hours before the PM arrives. Over one lakh laddus are being prepared for the ceremony and the saints participating in the ceremony will be given silver coins that have been sent by Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati of Kamikochi. Watch this video to know all about what to expect in Ayodhya on 5th of August.
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Former president of Bajrang Dal and former education minister of Madhya Pradesh, Jaybhan Singh Pawaiya reached at Chhoti Chhawni Mani Das Ram Temple in UP's Ayodhya on August 04. He carried a 'jal kalash' from Chambal and holy soil of Pitambara Sidha Peetha and handed it over to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das Ji Maharaj at Chhoti Chhawni Mani Das Ram Temple. The foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple is scheduled to be held on August 05. Only 200 people will be allowed to present at the temple premises.
'Nishan Puja' was concluded at Hanumangarhi Temple in UP's Ayodhya on August 04. It was conducted to please the deity before the formal commencement of the construction of Ram Temple. The tradition of conducting 'Nishan Puja' at the Hanumangarhi temple is nearly 1700 years old. Lord Hanuman is considered as an ardent devotee of Lord Ram and that's why there is a tradition of pleasing Lord Hanuman and taking his blessings before beginning any auspicious project. The foundation stone laying ceremony is scheduled to be held on August 05. Only 200 people will be allowed to present at the temple premises amid coronavirus pandemic.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra reacted to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet where he gave the credit of Ram Mandir to Rajiv Gandhi. Narottam Mishra said, "Do they assume that Ram Bhakts are stupid? On one hand there is 'Sundar kand' and on the other hand Congress' 'Lanka kand'. Party whose president, Sonia ji has not said a word, how can that party take the credit of Ram Temple. One person is talking about delaying the date, another is talking about 'Sundar kand.' Ram Mandir was a part of BJP's agenda, we said that 'saugand ram ki khate hai, mandir wahi banayege' (we swear on Lord Rama, temple will be constructed there only)."
A large number of devotees offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi Temple in UP's Ayodhya on August 04. Devotees are visiting the holy city of Ayodhya ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple. The foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple is scheduled to be held on August 05. Hanumangarhi Temple was being sanitized on August 03 ahead of the 'bhoomi pujan' at Ram Janmabhoomi. Only 200 people will be allowed to present at the temple premises.
Ahead of foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir, Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya is being sanitized. Temple priest said, "PM Modi will first visit Hanuman Garhi temple and offer prayers before going for bhoomi pujan at Ram Janambhoomi, so preparations are underway for his visit here." Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay foundation stone of Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 05. At the time of 'Bhoomi Pujan,' only 200 people will be allowed to remain present at the premises.
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