Ram Janmbhumi Pujan

Today was a very historic moment for India. The “Bhumi Pujan” was successfully commenced at Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Shri Ram. Finally the wishes of many people were fulfilled today. Are honorable prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the pujaand laid the foundation stone. The first place he visited after landing in Ayodhya was Hanuman garhi where he  offered his prayers to lord Hanuman. After this he went to the ram temple and finally to the place where the “Bhumi Pujan” was conducted.

It was not a very easy route for many people who were closely related to the construction of the Ram Mandir. But the past 70 years have been considerably important in this 472 years of struggle between Babri Masjid and Ram Mandir. In July of 1949, the UP state government attempted to set up the Ram Mandir outside the controversial area but it failed. However in December of the same year they were able to keep the statues of Lord Ram Goddess Sita and Lakshman there. After that in 1989, the foundation stone of Ram Mandir was laid, a little away from the disputed area. On 6 December, 1992 disputed structure was broken down. Due to this communal violence broke out between the Hindu and Muslim populations. In September 2010, a three judge panel of the Allahabad High Court gave the Hindu party land to construct the temple and one third of the disputed land was given to the Muslim party to build up a mosque. But none of the parties accepted this decision. Thus, a petition was filed in the supreme Court against this decision. Find me on 9th November 2019 the supreme court announced its verdict. The verdict read by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi stated daag the controversial land belonged to Lord Ram. It also ordered the central government to create a trust for the same within 3 months. This trust was to have the responsibility for the construction of the Ram Mandir. At the same time the court also ordered to give the Muslim party 5 acre land in Ayodhya for construction of a mosque.

For the ceremony today, water from hundred rivers and the sacred soil from 1000 holy places were brought to Ayodhya. Many noted personalities like the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath, Governor of UP Anandiben Patel, RSS head Mohan Bhagwat, Yog guru Baba Ramdev and many saints were present. Those who not present virtually attended the event like veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani. This moment an event was celebrated not just by people in India but Indiana across the world. In New York’s Times Square, image of Lord Ram was displayed with people chanting Jai Shri Ram in the background. This is indeed a very historical and proud moment for India.

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