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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)?"
The design of the planned Ram Temple in Ayodhya was released by the government today, ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow." itemprop="description
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.