Ram Mandir Inauguration: Prime Minister participates in Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. Lays the foundation stone of Ram Mandir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir after concluding the ‘bhoomi pujan’.

After a variety of rituals and prayers performed by the Prime Minister, the ‘bhoomi pujan’ (ground-breaking) ceremony commenced at around 12:15 PM at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accompanied by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief, Mohan Bhagwat and the governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patil.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, who has been escorting the Prime Minister since morning, was also present at the pooja site along with 175 distinguished guests who were invited including the president of the Ram Mandir Trust, Nitya Gopal Das.

During the ‘bhoomi pujan’ one of the priests informed the gathering that there were nine bricks at the spot which were sent by the devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. “There are two lakh and seventy-five thousand such bricks out of which 100 bricks with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ engraving gave been taken”, stated the priest at the Ram Mandir site.

After a variety of rituals, the Puja ceremony ended at around 12:40 PM with the Prime Minister laying the foundation stone of the iconic Ram Mandir. The foundation stone comprised of a silver brick weighing 40-kg which was donated by the Chairman of the Ram Mandir Trust.

 

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