Addressing the "Dharma Sansad", a congregation of 2,000 Hindu saints, mutt heads and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders from across the country in the temple town of Udupi, he said there should be no ambiguity that Ram Temple will be built at Ayodhya.
"We will construct it. It is not a populist declaration but a matter of our faith. It will not change," Bhagwat said.
He said that after years of efforts and sacrifice, it (building the Ram temple) seemed possible now, while also noting that the matter was in the court.
"Ram Mandir only will be constructed and nothing else. It will be constructed there only (what is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram)," Mr Bhagwat said.
But prior to it (building the temple), public awareness was essential, he said. "We are close to achieving our goal but at this juncture, we should be extra cautious."
Construction of Ram temple, prevention of religious conversions and cow protection are among the key issues to be discussed at the VHP's three-day summit.
The meet will also discuss issues of discrimination on the basis of caste and gender and explore ways to ensure harmony within Hindu society, the organisers said.
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