PM Narendra Modi creates history, lays foundation stone of Ram Temple in Ayodhaya; bhumi pujan completed
Prior to the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple.
In a historic development, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Ayodhaya. And, with this bhumi pujan has been completed. Prior to the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple.
Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the prime minister arrived at the temple dressed in traditional dhoti-kurta. Modi was gifted a headgear by the chief priest of the temple.
After spending some time at the temple, he was headed to 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he took part in pooja and darshan of 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman'.
On the significance of visiting Hanuman temple first, Hanuman Garhi Mahant Raju Das said that according to legends, it is believed that no work is complete without the blessings of Lord Hanuman.
Seventy-six steps lead to Hanuman Garhi which is one of the most popular Hanuman temples in North India. The shrine houses Hanuman's mother, Anjani, with a young Hanuman sitting on her lap.
About this temple, the Mahant said, "When Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after conquering Ravana, he gave this place to Hanuman ji to live, so its called Hanuman Garhi or Hanuman Kot. From here, it is believed that Lord Hanuman used to protect Ramkot."
175 eminent guests have been invited for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The invitation list has been prepared only after personally discussing with BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, lawyer K Parasaran and other dignitaries, the trust's general secretary. 175 eminent guests, including 135 seers belonging to as many spiritual traditions, would be present at the programme. Some eminent citizens of the temple town have also been invited.
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