Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan highlights: Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions, says PM Modi

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Updated: August 5, 2020 3:45:07 pm

Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya: The name Ayodhya in Sanskrit means unconquerable, and is also known as Saket in Puranic literature. Today, the city hopes to conquer its past and begin a new journey.

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Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya news: Ayodhya donned new look to start a new chapter in its long history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed the Bhumi Pujan ritual at the temple site in Ayodhya and also attended stage event in Ayodhya, the city associated with lord Rama. He earlier visited famous Hanuman Garhi temple. The name Ayodhya in Sanskrit means unconquerable, and is also known as Saket in Puranic literature. Today, the city hopes to conquer its past and begin a new journey. The Ram Janmabhumi Mandir Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya started at around 12.15 pm. PM Narendra Modi led the function with state’s chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan ceremony was aired live on the national broadcaster Doordarshan.

Many leaders from the BJP, RSS and VHP were invited for the event. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Ram Janmabhoomi Trust president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also attended the religious ceremony. Veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi were invited as well.

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    15:45 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Amit Shah on Ram Mandir consecration: Golden chapter in history of India

    Terming the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a “historic and proud day” for India, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said it heralds the beginning of a new era. He said by starting the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a golden chapter in the history of the great Indian civilisation, and asserted that the government remains committed to the preservation of Indian culture and its values. Read More

    15:31 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Ram Temple

    It’s a very important day for us. People were waiting from many years for a Ram Temple on Ram Janmabhoomi. Today that dream has come true. We are proud of PM Modi who has fulfilled this dream. This temple will strengthen peace & humanity in country: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal (ANI)

    15:29 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: "500-year old wait is over"

    The 500-year old wait is finally over. The construction of #RamTemple has started. The decades-old hard work has paid off. I congratulate every Indian: Anil Vij, Haryana health minister(ANI)

    15:23 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Rahul Gandhi on Ram Mandir event: Temples in Delhi decorated, special puja held to mark Ram temple ‘bhoomi pujan’

    Colourful lights and saffron flags adorned temples in the national capital and chants of “Jai Shri Ram” rent the air as devotees thronged them to perform special puja on the occasion of ground-breaking ceremony for a Ram temple in Ayodhya. At a Chattarpur temple, devotees started arriving around 6 am, just after the morning puja ended, temple’s administrator Kishor Chawla said. Read More

    15:00 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Rahul Gandhi on Ram Mandir event: ‘Ram the embodiment of justice, can never appear in hatred or cruelty’

    Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday broke his silence on the Ram Mandir bhumi pujan at Ayodhya. In his first remarks on the bhumi pujan, Rahul welcomed the ceremony and said that Lord Ram is the ultimate embodiment of supreme human values and can never appear in cruelty, hatred or injustice. Read More

    14:59 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi’s wisdom paved way for peaceful resolution of Ram temple issue, says Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foresight and wisdom paved the way for peaceful resolution of the Ram temple issue and fulfilling the dream. The power of Indian democracy and judiciary under the leadership of PM Modi has shown the world how solutions to problems can be found through democratic and constitutional means, he said at the groundbreaking ceremony for the temple here. Read More

    14:50 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Yediyurappa greets people on bhoomi pujan for Ram Temple in Ayodhya

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and his cabinet colleagues greeted people on the occasion of the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the grand temple slated to come up in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh following a historic verdict by the Supreme Court last year. In a series of tweets, Yediyurappa, under treatment for coronavirus in a private hospital, said, "after centuries, the coronation of Lord Rama will take place in Ayodhya..." He added many saints, monks and devotees sacrificed their lives to realise the dream of a temple, which will become a reality soon. People faced numerous difficulties in their struggle to see that the temple was built. (PTI)

    14:38 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    RSS worked for 30 years to fulfil Ram temple resolve, says Mohan Bhagwat

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other like-minded organisations worked for nearly 30 years to fulfil the resolve of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Wednesday. Read More

    14:32 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Foundation laying of Ram Temple defines India’s spirit of social harmony: President Ram Nath Kovind

    President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday that laying of the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya defines India’s spirit of social harmony and people’s zeal. He said it will be a testimony to ideals of ‘Ram Rajya’ and a symbol of modern India. Read More

    14:29 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Amit Shah tweets

    Construction of magnificent temple of Lord Ram demonstrates PM Narendra Modi's strong & decisive leadership. My heartiest congratulations to all Indians on this unforgettable day. Modi govt is committed to protecting and preserving Indian culture and its values: Home Minister Amit Shah (ANI)

    14:18 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Whenever mankind believed in Lord Ram, progress took place

    We'll have to remember that whenever mankind believed in Lord Ram, progress took place. Whenever we deviated from path, doors to destruction opened. We'll have to keep everyone's sentiments in mind. We've to ensure everyone's development with support & trust of all: PM Narendra Modi in Ayodhya (ANI)

    14:11 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Ramdev announces Patanjali’s plan for grand ‘Gurukul’ in Ayodhya; Check details

    Ahead of the ‘bhumi pujan’ of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev told news agency ANI that it was India’s biggest fortune that the country was witnessing the historical event on Wednesday. In a significant announcement, he also stated that in order to establish a state of ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country, Patanjali Yogpeeth would be establishing a grand ‘Gurukul’ in Ayodhya itself.  Read More

    14:09 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Temple will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture

    I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity: PM Narendra Modi in Ayodhya (ANI)

    14:07 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Mamata Banerjee appeals for unity in diversity

    On the day when bhoomi pujan was held for the Ram Temple at Ayodhya and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed for unity in diversity. Countrymen should preserve the age-old legacy till their last breath, she tweeted. Read More

    13:59 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions, says PM

    It is my good fortune that I was invited to witness this historical moment... From Kanyakumari to Kshirbhavani, from Koteshwar to Kamakhya, from Jagannath to Kedarnath, Somnath to Kashi Vishwanath...today entire country is immersed in Lord Ram. Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It'll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment. This temple will also symbolise the power of collective resolution of crores of people. It will keep inspiring the future generations. Every heart is illuminated; it is an emotional moment for the entire country... A long wait ends today... A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been living under a tent for many years. With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone's efforts temple construction will be completed: PM Modi at Ayodhya (ANI)

    13:51 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Ram Lalla who lived in temporary tent for years, says PM

    Grand temple will be built for Ram Lalla who lived in temporary tent for years. India is creating a golden chapter in Ayodhya, wait of centuries ends today: PM Modi after Ram temple groundbreaking ceremony (PTI)

    13:49 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan photos: Wearing traditional dhoti-kurta, PM Modi performs ‘bhoomi pujan’

    Ayodhya Ram Mandir photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's ‘mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power. See Pics

    13:45 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Ram janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again, says PM

    A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying in a tent. Today Ram janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again - that had been going on for centuries: PM Narendra Modi.(ANI)

    13:43 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Bricks laid as part of 'Bhoomi Pujan'
    13:41 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi urges attendees to chant 'Jai Siya Ram'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage, urges attendees to chant 'Jai Siya Ram', says, "This chant is not just echoing in Ayodhya but in the entire world." 'Jai Siyaram'. This call is resonating not only in the city of Lord Ram but throughout the world today. I express gratitude to all citizens of this nation, Indian diaspora across the world and all the devotees of Lord Ram on today's pious occasion, he said. (ANI)

    13:40 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi unveils the plaque of Ram Mandir

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. President of Ram Mandir Trust Mahant Nitya Gopal Das, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat also present with him. He also released a commemorative postage stamp on the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'. (ANI)

    13:33 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: "The wishes of devotees will be fulfilled"

    I have been asked many times when will Ram Temple be constructed. Now, it will be constructed soon. The wishes of devotees will be fulfilled: President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das at Ayodhya (ANI)

    13:26 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief on Ram Temple

    So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should've come but couldn't be invited because of the situation (COVID-19). Our country believes in 'Vasudeva Kutumbakam' i.e world is our guest. This nature of our countrymen can find solution to every problem. We believe in taking everyone along. Today is a new beginning of a new India: Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief. (ANI)

    13:23 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: People struggled for 500 years for Ram temple in Ayodhya, says UP CM

    People struggled for 500 years for Ram temple in Ayodhya. PM's foresight wisdom paved way for peaceful resolution of Ram temple issue: Adityanath. UP CM Yogi Adityanath hails Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilment of dream to build Ram temple in Ayodhya. (PTI)

    13:22 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM performs 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple in Ayodhya

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's 'mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were among those who attended the event at the site where a large number of devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. The guest list, including religious leaders who formed part of the movement that started in the 1980s, was restricted to 175 in view of the COVID-19 crisis. As a priest chanted Sanskrit 'shlokas' and the ground-breaking ceremony got under way under a giant marquee decorated in shades of reds and yellows, Modi and the other dignitaries, all in masks, maintained social distancing and sat a safe distance away from each other. Slogans of 'Bharat Mataki Jai' and 'Har Har Mahadev' went up as the ritual ended and the prime minister laid the foundation of the temple. (PTI)

    13:15 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Ram Temple

    Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the power of India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Ram Temple event in Ayodhya. (ANI)

    13:11 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates all

    President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates all on the inauguration of the Ram Temple construction. "Temple complex, I believe, will become a symbol of modern India based on the ideals of Ramrajya.", President tweets (ANI)

    13:10 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes

    Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes at Ayodhya. Soil from more than 2,000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 rivers was brought for the rituals. (ANI)

    13:07 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi greets attendees with a 'sashtang pranam'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets attendees with a 'sashtang pranam' (prostration) at Ram Temple event. 175 guests were invited for the programme by the Ram Temple trust, including 135 religious leaders.(ANI)

    12:58 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes

    Ayodhya: Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes. Stage event to follow shortly. PM Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das will be on stage for the event. (ANI)

    12:53 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Delhi CM Kejriwal congratulates country on occasion of Ram Temple 'bhoomi pujan'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ayodhya to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple there. "Congratulations to the entire country on the occasion of bhoomi pujan. May we continue to receive Lord Ram's blessings. "With his blessings, our country will get rid of hunger, illiteracy and poverty, and India becomes the most powerful nation in the world. May India show the path to the world in times to come. Jai Shri Ram! Jai Bajrang Bali," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. (PTI)

    12:48 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi performs Parikrama

    PM Modi has performed Parikrama or pradakshina around the spot where Bhumi Pujan for Ram janma bhumi temple is taking place.   

    12:45 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Priests chanting Shrisuktam and other vedic chants

    Priests at Shila Pujan for Ram Janmabhmi Pujan chanting Shrisuktam and other vedic chants. They have performed Pujan of Ganesha, Bhumi, Kurma, Varaha. 

    12:38 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: 9 Ram shilas from 1989 taken

    Priest at Ram Mandir 'Bhoomi Pujan' says, "Nine bricks are kept here... these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2 lakh 75 thousand such bricks out of which 100 bricks with 'Jai Shri Ram' engraving have been taken." (ANI)

    12:30 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Special prayers in Karnataka

    Karnataka : Special prayers being conducted at Sri Rama Temple Rajajinagar, Bengaluru as 'Bhoomi Pujan' is underway at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. (ANI)

    12:29 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Bhumi, Kurma and Varaha Pujan

    PM Narendra Modi and the "yajmans" perform Bhumi Pujan (Goddess Earth), Kurma Puja or Turtle God incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Varaha Pujan or boar incarnation of lord Vishnu.    

    12:28 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: 175 guests at the function

    PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat take part in 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. 175 guests are present for the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Ram Temple. (ANI)

    12:26 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: Sanskrit shlokas reverberate at function site

    Sanskrit shlokas reverberate at the site of Ram Janmabhumi Temple's Bhumi Pujan site. PM Modi is attending the event with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat.   

    12:23 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: BJP members and workers perform special prayers in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu: BJP members and workers perform special prayers at the party office in Kamalalayam. The foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple is underway in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya. (ANI)

    12:21 (IST)05 Aug 2020
    Ram Mandir Ayodhya LIVE: PM Modi performs Ganesh Puja

    The foundation stone laying ceremony of RamTemple is underway in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya. PM Modi performed Ganesh Puja to start the Bhumi Pujan ritual.

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