Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath arrived at Ayodhya on Saturday (July 25) to review preparations for the ‘bhoomi pujan’ for the construction of Lord Ram temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi premises.
The Chief Minister offered prayers to Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi site. According to reports, he will today place Laxman, Bharat and Shatrughan on new ‘asanas’ at the Ram Janambhoomi. CM Yogi met held meeting with members of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust and local administration. He also offered his prayers to Lord Hanuman in Hanuman Garhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5, according to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the president of the temple trust.
For this, five scholars from Varanasi will arrive in Ayodhya, under whose supervision the bhoomi pujan of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple will be performed. The five dignitaries from Varanasi would include three astrologers, two saints.
The scholars will reach Ayodhya on August 4, a day ahead of the bhoomi pujan. They will bring with themselves five silvar ‘Bel’ leaves, touched by the shivling of Baba Vishwanath, which will have ‘Jai Shree Ram’ inscribes on it.
The construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin after the ceremony to lay the foundation stone in which CMs of many states, ministers from the union cabinet and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are also likely to participate.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, set up in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict, held its second meeting last week. In March this year, the Ram Lalla idol was shifted to a temporary structure near Manas Bhawan in Ram Janmabhoomi premises till the completion of the construction of Ram temple.
The ‘bhoomi poojan’ or groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Ram Temple signifies the rightful return of Lord Ram to Janmabhoomi after years of exile.