HISTORIC DAY FOR INDIA – 40 KILO SILVER BRICK (Post No.8474)

Post No. 8474

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AYODHYA RANGOLI

Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, 5-8-2020 JAI SRI RAM

No one can miss the Historic day Fifth of August 2020.

Moghul Emperor Babar gone and Ram Returned to Ayodhya.

Here is the report and pictures from Mass Media.

PM Modi uses silver brick to lay the foundation stone of Ram Mandir

Inside, 175 guests waited patiently in chairs spaced two-feet apart under a waterproof canopy in shades of red, gold and yellow. Outside, in the temple town, people thronged shops with television sets to watch the event, and rooftops of houses near the temple site became vantage viewing points as people jostled to get a glimpse of the Prime Minister.

Loud cheers of Jai Shri Ram, the chanting of Vedic hymns and the blowing of conches greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as stepped into the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya town at 12.07pm on Wednesday, 5TH AUGUST 2020.

Inside, 175 guests waited patiently in chairs spaced two-feet apart under a waterproof canopy in shades of red, gold and yellow. Outside, in the temple town, people thronged shops with television sets to watch the event, and rooftops of houses near the temple site became vantage viewing points as people jostled to get a glimpse of the Prime Minister. “Bhoomi pujan (the ground breaking ceremony) is a new beginning for us and end of a bitter past,” said Sujeet Bahadur, 65, a local resident who is old enough to remember the movement for the Ram temple.

Dressed in a traditional silk dhoti and gold-coloured kurta, Modi offered prayers to the infant deity, Ram Lalla, at the makeshift temple and performed a circumambulation, before planting a sapling .He then participated in the ground breaking ceremony.

The Vedic ceremony, presided over by Senapati Shastri of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in Tamil Nadu, began with prayers to Ganesha, the Hindu god of beginnings. Hymns dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Kaal Bhairav and Goddess Kali, the clan deity of Ram, were also recited. A 40kg silver brick donated by temple trust chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, was used for the ritual.

The main foundation-laying event began at 12.45pm, a pre-ordained time decided by astrologers and seers. The priests dug a pit in the sanctum sanctorum of the proposed temple, the silver brick was removed and nine other bricks, engraved with the words ‘Jai Shri Ram’ [Hail Lord Ram], placed instead. All the bricks were donated by devotees around the world in 1989, when Hindu groups started mass mobilization to build the temple in what they believed is the birth place of Lord Ram.

KITES WITH RAMA’S PICTURE WILL FLY IN THE SKY

A lotus and the PM’s personal offering, a kalash (holy pitcher) made of five metals sacred in Hindu traditions (gold, silver, copper, iron and zinc) was placed on the bricks. A copper plaque donated by Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, one of Hinduism’s holy seats, inscribed with Sanskrit hymns was also laid at temple’s foundation. As the PM offered prayers, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Salil Singhal, nephew of late Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Ashok Singhal, and his wife looked on. All were wearing masks.

Soil from at least 2,000 Hindu holy sites and water from at least 100 sacred rivers were used for purification and other rituals. The 175 guests included 135 seers from various spiritual traditions and eminent people from Ayodhya.

SHILPA MADE RAM TEMPLE WITH CHOCOLATE
 THREE RAMS — SRI RAM, MODI RAM, YOGI RAM

“Nine bricks are kept here… these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2,75,000 such bricks, out of which 100 bricks with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ engraving have been taken,” said a priest officiating the ceremony.

The ceremony lasted 40 minutes, after which the PM released a postage stamp on the Ram temple designed by the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, an organisation of the Uttar Pradesh government’s culture department. Adityanath presented a three-feet high statue of Kodanda Ram carved from rosewood to PM Modi. Kodada (literally, with bow) Ram represents the deity from the period during which Ram was looking for Sita after her abduction in the epic Ramayana.

In the evening, fireworks lit up the sky and tens of thousands of earthen lamps glittered across the town as locals said they hoped the ceremony marked a new beginning.

Authorities said 100,000 lamps were lit along the banks of the Saryu river.

“Lord Ram belongs to everyone. Ram temple will also bring overall development to Ayodhya,” said Iqbal Ansari, son of the oldest litigant in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit decided by the Supreme Court last year.

RCHITECT OF MODERN INDIA – MOGAN BHAGAWAT, AND GOVERNOR ANANDI BEN
DEEPA MANGALA JYOTI NAMO NAMO

NEW STAMP RELEASED

ucknow: A postage stamp with the picture of  ..

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/77382956.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

SRI RAM LAMPS IN AMRITSAR
YEAR 2010 DIWALI IN AYODHYA
MODEL OF RAM MANDIR

TAGS — AYODHYA IN PICTURES, HISTORIC DAY, RAM JANMA BHUMI, SARAYU, LAMPS

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1 Comment

  1. R Nanjappa

     /  August 8, 2020

    Thanks a lot for this detailed report and the pictures. This is certainly the most important day for Hindus in the last 500 years. Vijaynagar forces under Kumara Kampanna recovered Madurai temple from the hands of Muslim sultan – that was in 1378 AD. Srirangam was also restored. Vijayanagar empire stopped the spread of Muslim rule in the South and restored many of the old temples damaged and desecrated by the Muslim sultans in the south. But that was under the sultans of different dynasties, before the brutal ascent of Babur in the 16th century. Thousands of old Hindu temples were destroyed in the North which are all well chronicled by Muslim historians themselves.. Kashi, Ayodhya and Mathura – three most important holy cities of Hindus were desecrated. Hindus had to wait for 500 years to recover at least one of those places. Unfortunately, Hindus were ill-served by their own elected governments after Independence., who were worse than the Muslim and British invaders. [ They are still plundering our temples.]
    It is historic that the Prime Minister of India participated and performed the ground breaking ceremony. I remember that when when Somnath , which was attacked and plundered and looted by Mahmud of Gazni no less than 17 times, was proposed to be reconstructed by Sardar Patel and K.M. Munshi, then PM Jawaharlal Nehru strongly opposed it ! When President Rajendra Prasad was supposed to participate and inaugurate the ceremonies, Nehru wrote to him that he should not go and participate. Of course, the great Rajendra Prasad ignored Nehru and went and participated. It is a pleasant contrast that Prime Minister Modi had the courage to openly and directly participate in the Ayodhya ceremonies.
    5th of August has become a Red Letter Day for Hindus. Hindus should make this day one of annual celebration.
    Let us on thus occasion remember and salute all the leaders of VHP, RSS and allied Ram Janma Bhumi veterans who struggled against heavy odds over the years.
    Let us hope that PM Modi will have the courage to free Hindu temples from the clutches of the government. VHP and RSS should now take up this issue vigorously, and make Hindu temples free.from government control and looting.

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