Ayodhya, Aug 4:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Ayodhya roughly 130km from Lucknow tomorrow for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram temple. He will spend three hours in the city during which he will also visit the Hanuman Garhi temple.
On arrival Modi will first visit Hanuman Garhi and offer worship and plant tress there and then proceed to Ramjanma bhoomi.
Prime Minister will participate in Bhoomi Pooja to start at 12:30 pm and later the foundation stone laying ceremony at 12:40 pm.He will later interact with Swami Nrityagopal Das and other members of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has invited only 175 guests for the foundation stone-laying ceremony. These include 135 seers belonging to as many spiritual traditions.
The invitation list for the ceremony has been prepared after discussions with BJP veterans L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, lawyer K Parasaran and other dignitaries, the trust’s general secretary, Champat Rai, said to press yesterday.
Sadhus from Tamil Nadu have brought two bricks made of gold and silver, with ‘Shri Ram’ in Tamil etched on them, which will be donated to Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust. The gold brick weighs 5 kg and the silver one weighs 20 kg.
The Vedic rituals continued for the second day today at Ram Janmabhoomi where the foundation will be laid for the construction of Ram temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow and the three day vedic chantings will also come to end..
The city of Ayodhya is decked up for the August 5 event when religious leaders and other dignitaries will gather for the ceremony. However, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, limited number of people have been invited for the event.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Ram Janmabhoomi site with senior officials to review preparations..