Ram Mandir Ceremony Highlights: Section 144 Imposed In Karnataka's Kalaburagi Ahead Of Bhumi Pujan In Ayodhya

The prayers begun around 10:30 am with Vedic saints conducting the prayers facing Ramlalla on his temporary seat.

Ram Mandir Ceremony Highlights: Section 144 Imposed In Karnataka's Kalaburagi Ahead Of Bhumi Pujan  In Ayodhya

Ayodhya Ram Temple: PM Modi and four other persons will be on the stage for the mega event

New Delhi:

Section 144 imposed in Kalaburagi City, Karnataka, in the wake of Bhumi Pujan in Ayodhya. The order will be in force from August 4, 3 pm, to August 6, 6 am, said the Police Commissioner, Kalaburagi City. 

Ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the four-phased Ramarchan puja, which is a prayer to invite all major gods and goddesses, has begun. 

Meanwhile, prayers began around 10:30 am with Vedic saints conducting the prayers facing Ramlalla on his temporary seat.

As part of the religious ceremonies ahead of main Bhoomi Pujan on August 5, Lord Ganesha prayers were conducted on Monday.

The foundation stone of the temple will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, who has a tight schedule of almost three hours in Ayodhya.

PM Modi and four other persons will be on the stage for the mega event organized in the middle of the country's fight against the coronavirus.

The Prime Minister will leave Delhi by special flight tomorrow morning, and after reaching Lucknow, fly by chopper to Ayodhya, around 125 km away. The chopper will land at a helipad set up in a college in the Uttar Pradesh holy town on the banks of the river Saryu.

Aug 05, 2020 00:55 (IST)
Ayodhya Glitters With Diyas On Eve Of Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan
As the sun set on the horizons of Ayodhya in the backdrop of the mighty Saryu Tuesday, a day before the scheduled bhoomi pujan for a Ram temple, people from different walks of life lit earthen lamps to celebrate their "moment of joy"." itemprop="description
Aug 04, 2020 19:47 (IST)
Beginning of Ram temple construction result of around 500 years-long struggle of ''Rambhakts'': Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that lakhs of Lord Ram's devotees struggled for around 500 years and due to their sacrifice the construction of the temple will finally begin at the God's birthplace in Ayodhya.

Mr Chouhan's statement came at a state cabinet meeting held via video conference as he is in the hospital after contracting the coronavirus.

"We are lucky. The construction work of the temple will begin at the birthplace of s remarksLord Rama... I think that a resolution is being fulfilled before the eyes. Lakhs of Rambhakts (Ram''s devotees) struggled for a long time of around 500 years. Due to their sacrifice and penance, as a result, construction of the temple will begin at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya," he said.
Aug 04, 2020 18:13 (IST)
"It Is The Wish Of Lord Ram": Mohammed Sharif, Ayodhya Ceremony Invitee
In a gesture of reconciliation, two prominent Muslims who lived through deadly riots following the razing of Babri mosque in 1992 plan to attend the foundation-laying ceremony for the Ram temple on Wednesday on the same site, they said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose party has been leading the demand for a temple there dedicated to Lord Ram, is expected to be the chief guest at the event in Ayodhya town.

Construction was made possible by a verdict late last year from the Supreme Court of India awarding the disputed site to the Hindus.

"Whatever happened are things of the past," said Iqbal Ansari, one of the Muslim litigants.
Aug 04, 2020 17:52 (IST)
Hardik Patel announces Rs 21,000 donation for Ram temple
Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday announced that he and his family will donate Rs 21,000 for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

In a statement, the newly-appointed working president of the Gujarat Congress said though he has "immense faith" in religion, he is not a "radical", and hoped the temple would usher in ''Ram Rajya'' (Lord Ram''s rule) in India.

The statement came on the eve of the ''bhoomi pujan'' ceremony for the temple at Ayodhya, an event to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other leaders and religious figures.

"Lord Shri Ram's temple is coming up in Ayodhya. Me and my family have faith in God and that is why we have decided to donate Rs 21,000 for the construction of Ram temple.
Aug 04, 2020 17:35 (IST)
Kamal Nath's Ayodhya Act: 11 Silver Bricks, And 'Hanuman Chalisa'
A day before the 'bhumi pujan' or foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, recited the Hanuman Chalisa and offered prayers sitting before idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Hanuman at his residence in Bhopal.

Calling it a "historic day" for which the country was waiting, Kamal Nath said, "We are sending 11 silver bricks to Ayodhya from the people of Madhya Pradesh. The bricks were bought with donations from Congress members...Hanuman Chalisa recital is for the welfare of the people of the state."

When asked whether he would like to go to Ayodhya for the foundation stone laying ceremony, the Congress leader said, "This is our difference with the BJP. We don't mix religion and politics. Does BJP own a patent over 'dharam' (religion) or 'Bhagwan' (God)?"
Aug 04, 2020 17:22 (IST)
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Aug 04, 2020 14:24 (IST)
No selfies, 8-foot-distance: Instructions issued to ensure proper implementation of virus norms

With just a day left for the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, the organisers have issued general instructions to ensure that social distancing norms are followed amid a raging pandemic.

The cops on duty have been instructed to not take any selfies with the dignitaries attending the ceremony. 

The authorities have asked the organisers to ensure that at least 8-foot distance in maintained in the seating arrangement.  

A press release issued by the Ayodhya District Magistrate says that all the workers inside the temple premises have been provided with triple-layered masks.

The release further reads that two enforcement teams have been constituted to monitor that everyone is wearing their protective gear all the time. 

Aug 04, 2020 13:53 (IST)
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Aug 04, 2020 13:47 (IST)
Ram Mandir Ceremony Live Updates: Kamal Nath hosts recital of Hanuman Chalisa'
Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal Nath hosted a recital of Hanuman Chalisa at his residence in Bhopal today ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya.



Aug 04, 2020 13:44 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra marks the oncoming ceremony at Ayodhya with a tweet saluting Lord Ram
Congress's Priyanka Gandhi Vadra marked the oncoming groundbreaking ceremony at Ayodhya with a tweet saluting the Lord Ram, marking a distinct shift in the party's stance towards the Ayodhya issue. 

The Lord Ram is with everyone, she tweeted, expressing hope that tomorrow's ceremony at the Ram Janambhoomi will become an occasion for "national unity, fraternity and cultural congregation".

"Simplicity, courage, restraint, sacrifice, commitment, are the essence of the name Deenbandhu Rama. Ram is with everyone, Ram is with everyone," her tweet in Hindi read.

"With the message and grace of Lord Rama and Mother Sita, the Bhoomipujan ceremony of the temple of Ramlala became an occasion for national unity, fraternity and cultural congregation," her tweet further said.
Aug 04, 2020 13:28 (IST)
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