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Ram temple


Meet the Sompuras, master architects who are building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya

August 05, 2020 7:57 pm

The family from Palitana town in Gujarat has built numerous grand temples around the country and elsewhere, including the grand Somnath Temple that was opened in 1951, the Akshardham temples, and the Krishna Janmasthan in Mathura.

BJP shouldn’t reap political benefits out of Ram temple construction, says Vaghela

August 05, 2020 4:30 am

Former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela took to social media on Tuesday where he posted a video message remembering an anecdote between former deputy PM LK Advani and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee which happened at the starting of Karseva movement back in 1990.

Ram temple Bhumi Pujan: No directions from party, Shiv Sena workers likely to celebrate occasion in individual capacity

August 05, 2020 3:15 am

The party, however, has managed to send a token representation to Ayodhya, with a group of Shiv Sainiks carrying soil from Smriti Sthal at Shivaji Park in Dadar, where late Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray was cremated, to celebrate the bhumi pujan.

Day before Ram temple bhumi pujan in Ayodhya: Sweet shops get advance orders, hoardings urge public to perform puja at home

August 04, 2020 11:55 pm

Yashdeep Puri of the RSS Punjab unit, said, "RSS pracharak from North India has gone for this occasion, rest no one is going. We all will be praying here itself.”

The exile is over

August 04, 2020 6:58 pm

The bhoomi pujan at Ayodhya is not the culmination of a struggle but the beginning of a glorious new chapter in the unbroken chain of the oldest continuously living human civilisation

Why the obsession to restore historic sites to their ‘original’ status is futile

August 04, 2020 8:31 am

A toxic and vulgar obsession towards history drives these futile attempts at reaching the “original” — as if, the history that these structures imbibe in themselves can be rewritten and erased by offering namaz or by laying the foundation stone of a temple

Aug 5 lockdown insult to people’s sentiment, TMC’s appeasement politics: BJP

August 03, 2020 2:54 am

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, August 5 is going to be a historic day in Independent India. Announcing complete lockdown on that day amounts to insulting the sentiments of a large number of people.

Dalit religious leader should have been invited for Ram temple bhoomi pujan: Mayawati

August 01, 2020 3:41 am

In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati wrote, “Considering Dalit Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kanhaiya Prabhunandan Giri’s complaint, it would have been better if he was also invited for the ceremony along with other 200 saints/sadhus.”

On August 5, PM Modi likely to launch postal stamps on Ram temple, Ramayana

July 30, 2020 8:29 am

To prepare the city for August 5, walls and pillars are being painted with pictures of Ram and scenes from the Ramayana and decorated with “rangoli”.

Daily briefing: Omar Abdullah on Opposition ‘betrayal’; time capsule in Ayodhya

July 28, 2020 9:15 am

These are top stories we are covering this morning. The Ayodhya temple trust is building a time capsule; former J&K CM Omar Abdullah doesn't hold back against his one-time allies in an explosive interview; and we have the latest from the Rajasthan political crisis.


Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

November 26, 2018 7:37 am

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visits the disputed site to offer prayers and addresses a gathering, speaking over the construction of Ram temple


India will see swift progress once Ram temple is built: Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, RSS general secretary

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi hints at the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2025.

Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Shashi Tharoor faces heat over remarks on Ram temple

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor on Monday faced severe criticism after he said that no "good Hindu" would want a Ram temple built at a spot after demolishing somebody else's place of worship.

BJP politicizing Ram Temple issue: Azam Khan

January 10, 2016 11:20 am

Rampur, Jan 10 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Sunday said the Ram Temple issue is being politicized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because of the 2017 elections. He said the BJP did not learn from its past mistakes of Delhi and Bihar elections and soon it would meet the same fate as it met in the past. He added that the NDA Government was merely venting out venomous comments and creating a divide among the people of the country.

Protest against Ram Temple seminar ‘undemocratic’: RSS

January 09, 2016 9:34 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Rakesh Sinha on Saturday alleged that the protest against the Ram Janmabhoomi seminar at the Delhi University (DU) is undemocratic and the people protesting are pro-Maoists as the matter is a cultural issue and not a political one. Sinha further emphasised that the consensus of people to construct Ram Temple can be created without the judgment of the Supreme Court.

Ram Temple an invaluable part of India’s history: Swamy

January 09, 2016 7:05 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): While speaking at the Delhi University’s seminar on Ram Janmabhoomi here on Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said the re-construction of the Ram Temple holds significance in the whole country. He added the Ram Temple is an invaluable part of India’s history and culture which requires attention. He also stated that the renewal of the Ram Temple is underway and the NDA Government would not back out from this.