The construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, whose ‘bhoomi pujan’ was performed on Wednesday, is expected to be completed in the next three years, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said.
VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje said there is enthusiasm among Hindus across the world over the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Ram temple. He also blamed the Congress for the delay in the temple’s construction, PTI reported.
Earlier today, beginning his speech with the slogan of “Jai Siya Ram,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the event a historic occasion. “I am grateful to witness history being made. Crores of Indians cannot believe that this day has come. The entire country is in the spell of Lord Ram,” Modi said after he laid down a silver brick to mark the foundation ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Modi was among the 175 people present at the ceremony. He shared the dais with just four other people — RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, trust chief Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and CM Yogi Adityanath. Keeping in mind the pandemic, seating arrangements were made in accordance with social distancing principles. Before this, the prime minister along with Adityanath had offered prayers at Hanuman Garhi. Modi also paid a visit to Ram Janmabhoomi.
In pictures | PM Modi performs bhoomi pujan for Ram temple in Ayodhya