A temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Ayodhya will begin today with a dedication ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other VIPs. The temple city was illuminated in resplendent purple and green. Huge CCTV screens dot the city, in which residents can follow the ceremony which begins at noon.
A 40 kg silver brick, which will symbolize the start of construction, is at the heart of today’s ceremonies. Images released on Monday showed the proposed temple would be a large three-story stone structure with several turrets, pillars and domes. The temple will be 161 feet tall and almost double what was originally planned, its architect said.
The guest list for the big event has been severely reduced due to the coronavirus. Besides Prime Minister Modi, 50 personalities including the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and the head of RSS Mohan Bhagwat will attend the ceremony.
BJP veteran LK Advani – who was the face of the movement to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya in the 1990s – will attend the ceremony virtually. “Fate made me perform a vital duty in the form of Ram Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya in 1990, which helped galvanize the aspirations, energies and passions of its countless participants,” he said. declared.
The dispute over the Ram Janambhoomi site was resolved last year as the Supreme Court gave the green light for a temple to be built by a specially appointed trust. The Center was asked to give Muslims land elsewhere in Ayodhya to install a mosque.
Here are the live updates on the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ ceremony in Ayodhya:
Article 144 was imposed on Kalaburagi of Karantaka as a result of the “bhoomi pujan” in Ayodhya.
“Article 144 was imposed in the city of Kalaburagi following the bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya. The order will be in effect from August 4 from 3 p.m. until August 6 until 6 a.m.,” the police commissioner said. from the town of Kalaburagi.
The temple city was illuminated in resplendent purple and green. Huge CCTV screens dot the city, in which residents can follow the ceremony which begins at noon.