Preparations in full swing in Ayodhya for Bhoomi Poojan
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: In Ayodhya, on the second day of the three-day long rituals preceding Bhoomi Poojan for construction of Ram Temple, a special six-hour long special Ram Racha Anushthan will be performed today. The Bhoomi Poojan function will take place tomorrow in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part. Along with him, many religious heads and saints from all over the country and from Nepal are expected to take part in the function.
Over 135 Saints belonging to 135 spiritual traditions will be present in the programme. Some eminent citizens of Ayodhya have also been invited by the Shri Ram Janm Bhumi Teerth Shetra Trust. Meanwhile, Ayodhya is already in the festive mood and eagerly waiting for the historic moment. Many religious activities including Ram Keertan and reciting of Ramcharitmanas have already started in Ayodhya.
Preparations for Deepotsav are going on and Ghats of holy Sarayu River are beautifully decorated. Ayodhya will be decorated with nearly 400 quintals of flowers for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple on Wednesday.
The blue 'aparajita' or Vishnukanta flowers, that are grown in the rural parts of Bengaluru, have been brought in to the holy city for the much-awaited occassion.
The double-toned marigolds in orange and red are being brought in from Kolkata, while orchids are being imported from Thailand.
About 600 kg of red and pink roses, 240 kg gerbera and 300 kg carnations are also being brought in to adorn the venue of the bhumi pujan and also the adjoining temples.
The city is all set to witness the historic Bhoomi Poojan ceremony tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Ayodhya for around 3 hours on Wednesday and will be worshiping for the first time at the Ram Lalla temple and Hanumangarhi after becoming the PM of the country in 2014.
Though PM had visited erstwhile Faizabad district now rechristened as Ayodhya by the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh, during elections, but never went to these temples to avoid any controversy.
PM Modi will lay the foundation and attend the Bhoomi Pujan of a grand Ram temple at the Shree Ramjanambhoomi premises on August 5 noon in the presence of selected 175 dignitaries, including 135 seers.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and his deputy Bhaiyyaji Joshi along with VHP leaders, UP governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Shree Ramjanambhoomi Tirath Khetra Trust members.
According to officials here on Tuesday, PM will fly from New Delhi at 0935 hours on Wednesday morning by a special IAF aircraft and will reach Lucknow at 1035 hrs. From Lucknow he will take a IAF chopper to reach Ayodhya at 1130 hrs and will land at Saket college ground. PM will directly go to Hanumangarhi temple from the Saket college after after worshiping there for 10 minutes will leave for Ramjanambhoomi at 1200 hrs. Thereafter for 10 minutes he will pray at the Ram Lalla temple and will plant a sapling.
At 1230 hrs, he will join the Bhoomi Pujan programme and after staying there for around 90 minutes when he will give along speech, Mr Modi will depart for Saket college ground and will leave for Lucknow at 1420 hrs.
Meanwhile, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat along wit Bhaiyyaji Joshi would reach Ayodhya this evening enroute Lucknow.