Ayodhya after a long wait of 500 years, Andolans and legal war, the rituals have begun from Monday in Ram Mandir. Along with that, Kuldevi Devakali’s prayers and rituals have begun. At both the places, special Pooja will continue for three consecutive days. At 9 in the morning, 21 traditional priests along with their groups, according to Vedic Principles have seated in Mandir.
Mahesh Bhagchandaka couple were the first host of the day. Under the leadership of Kashi’s Acharya Jayprakash Tripathi, Ganesh Atharvashirsha from Atharvaveda recitation have started to mark the beginning of Mandir construction.
PM Narendra Modi will first seek blessings of Lord Hanuman in Hanuman Garhi. Without worshipping lord Hanuman, you cannot worship Lord Rama as told by Mandir’s priest Raju Das.So, Prime Minister and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will first visit Hanuman Garhi.
Muslims celebrating construction of Ram Mandir
Bhumipoojan’s first invitation have also been given to Iqbal Ansari, Advocate in favour of Babri Masjid. Despite the decades-old legal battle between Hindu and Muslim plaintiffs over the Ayodhya title suit, the construction of Ram temple seems to have blurred communal lines and triggered celebrations even among Muslim devotees of Lord Ram.
Awadh province in-charge of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Dr Anil Singh said, “There are many Muslim ‘kar sewaks’ from across India, who are coming to the temple town to participate in celebrations.” Syed Ashraf, also of the Muslim Rashtra Manch is keen to preserve the unique culture of Ayodhya.
“We are taking the ‘Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb’ forward and will participate in the celebrations,” he said. many Muslim devotees who consider Ram as ‘Imam-e-Hind’ and the forefather of many Rajputs, who later embraced Islam.
Talking to TOI, Jamshed Khan, Ram devotee and resident of Faizabad, said, “We converted to Islam and embraced a system of prayer according to Islam, but changing our religion doesn’t change our ancestors. We believe Ram was our ancestor and we will celebrate with our Hindu brothers.”
Mohammad Azam Khan of the Muslim Kar Sevak Manch had a similar response. “Our way of prayer may have changed, but our forefathers cannot change. Ram is one of our forefathers. He belongs to everyone,” he said.
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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have urged people to light the Diya and do Ramcharita Path at home. On Monday, another news came that the allotted 5 acre land to Wakhf Board is officially given to them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Mark the beginning of the construction of Ram Mandir, the ceremony will be on 5 August and will begin 12:30 noon and last for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, PM will enter and the rituals will be conducting for 3 hours. Keeping the security in perspective of PM, police has sealed Ayodhya on Monday. PM will plant a sapling of Parijaat.
For the live Coverage of Ram mandir ceremony, 48 extraordinary high dimensional cameras from Doordarshan and ANI have been installed in every corner of the place. More than 100 members of Doordarshan and ANI will be present at the premises for the live telecast of the event. The rituals of bhumipoojan will take place in Abhijeet Muhurta, during this time period there will be no threat of sickness, fire, theft, state crisie and death.
The volunteers of Rashtriya Sevak Sangha’s (RSS) cultural team is decorating 5100 earthern pots along with colourful cloths, Mango leaves and Diyas.
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History of Ayodhya
Ayodhya, The birth place of Lord Rama has always been the Capital city of Raghuvanshi Rulers. The word “Ayodhya” is a regularly formed derivation of the Sanskrit verb yudh, “to fight, to wage war”. Yodhya is the future passive participle, meaning “to be fought”; the initial a is the negative prefix; the whole, therefore, means I “not to be fought” or, more idiomatically in English, “invincible”.
This is the capital of Kaushal Janapada and the illustrations found in the 5th verse of Valmiki’s Ramayana.
A List of Seven Holy Pilgrimage Sites in Hinduism, which bless the Pilgrims with Moksha (Liberation from Cycle of Birth and Death). The Sapta Puri are places of birth of religious and spiritual masters, places where gods have descended as avatars (incarnations) such as Ayodhya where Rama was born, and places considered as Nitya tirthas, naturally endowed, with spiritual powers since ages such as Varanasi and Haridwar.
According to Hindu mythological history, Ayodhya is among the saptapuris including the 7 holy cities Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika( Ujjain), and Dwarka.
Ayodhya has been established on the Chakra of Lord Vishnu according to Skandapuran. When Lord Bramha’s son insisted him to establish a city for himself, he took him to Lord Vishnu and he suggested him a place in Saketdham (Ayodhya) where Lord Vishwakarma built a city named ‘Ayodhya’.
This city had been established by Vivaswaan’s (Surya) son vaivaswat manu. According to Hindu recognition, Kashyap son of Bramha’s son Marichi, Vivaswaan son of Kashyap, and Vaivaswat son of Vivaswaan. Lord Bramha had 10 sons out of which Ishwaku reign expanded the most. Ruler Dasharath was the 63rd ruler of Ishwaku Reign.
In Atharvaveda, the holypl had been called the city of God and the city was considered as prosperous as ‘Swarga’ or heaven.
Ayodhya ‘Maternal’ place for Koreans
With just two days left for the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya, South Korean Envoy to India Shin Bong-kil on Monday said that Ayodhya has important relations with Korea. Speaking to news agency ANI, Bong-kil said that in Korea’s ancient history book, it’s written that a princess from Ayodhya married a Korean king Kim Suro.
The holyplace has important relations with Korea. In Korea’s ancient history book, it’s written that a princess from Ayodhya married a Korean king Kim Suro. In archaeological findings from king’s tomb, artefacts belonging to Ayodhya have been found,” Bong-kil said.
New look of Ayodhya Railway station
Ahead of the Ram Temple bhoomi pujan (ground-breaking) ceremony on 5 August, the Indian Railways has said the first phase of the new temple-themed railway station, which has “supernatural importance”, will be completed by 2021.
The station, for which an estimated cost of over Rs 104 crore has been sanctioned, is expected to have state-of-the-art facilities for the passengers visiting Ayodhya to see the temple that will be built by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
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