With August 5 finalised for the Ram Mandir Purnarnirman Prarambh Samaroh in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other frontline leaders of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, including veteran leaders like L.K. Advani, will attend the function
Although the number of people who will attend the event will not cross 200, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust is leaving no stone unturned to make it a mega success.
Prime Minister of Bharat Shri Narendra Modi will formally start the work amidst Vedic rituals beginning from August 3. On August 3, the rituals will begin with Maha-Ganesh Pujan and Panchang Pujan. On August 4, the Navgraha puja will be performed. On August 5, first, the puja of Varun, Indra, and other Gods will be performed and then the reconstruction of the temple will formally begin.
Selected 21 Vedic scholars and Acharyas from Ayodhya, Mathura, and Kashi will perform the rituals. The ceremony will be led by Acharya Lakshmikant Dixit of Banaras. Out of 21 Vedic scholars, only five Acharys will be from Ayodhya rest will be from other parts of the country. Soil and water especially collected from all pilgrimage places, holy cities, and the four Dhams of the country will be used for the rituals.
Noted saint Pujya Shri Govinddev Giri Maharaj, who is also Treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is the convener of this ceremony. “It is not an event for publicity. It is a great opportunity for starting reconstruction of the grand Janmabhoomi Temple of the ‘Brahmand Nayak’ Prabhu Shri Ram. The whole ceremony is being performed by following Vedic rituals,” added Shri Govind dev Giri Maharaj.
Only select guests have been invited for the ceremony following COVID-19 guidelines. Apart from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, Senior BJP leaders Shri LK Advani, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Pujya, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara, Sadhvi Uma Bharati, former Chief Minister of UP Kalyan Singh, former MP Shri Vinay Katiyar, etc. will also participate.
““It is surely a glorious moment and lakhs of people want to be a witness to it. But we have to follow the guidelines of the Government on COVID-19. Though we have invited heads of all the sects and prominent Acharyas, we feel only the select guests of about 50 from Ayodhya and about 50 from other parts of the country will come. Since Chaturmas is going on, the air and train connectivity is not proper during this corona crisis, most of the saints are expected to send their messages. We have invited all the Acharyas for their blessings,” Shri Champat Rai told ‘Organiser’ on phone.
The commencement of reconstruction date also coincides with the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 35A and amendment of 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. Both, the Ram Mandir and Article 370, have been core to BJP’s manifesto.