National

9 bricks laid down at Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi temple construction site

ANI | August 05, 2020 02:50 PM
Bricks laid down as part of bhoomi-pujan at Ram temple site in Ayodhya on Wednesday. [Photo/ANI]

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 5 (ANI): Nine bricks were laid down as part of the 'bhoomi pujan' at the site for Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.

Earlier during the 'bhoomi pujan', performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a priest had explained the significance of the nine bricks which were to be laid down to mark the beginning of the construction process.

"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," the priest said.

Soil from more than 2,000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 sacred rivers were brought to be used for purification and other rituals during the 'bhoomi pujan' held today.

After laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple, PM Modi had termed the event as an "emotional moment" for the country and added that "every heart is illuminated today".

"Every heart is illuminated; it is an emotional moment for the entire country... A long wait ends today... A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been living under a tent for many years," PM Modi had said, at foundation stone-laying ceremony.

"With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone's efforts temple construction will be completed," he had added.

The Prime Minister also unveiled the plaque of the temple and a commemorative postage stamp on 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'.

President of Ram Mandir Trust Mahant Nitya Gopal Das, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat were also present with him.

Earlier today, PM Modi planted a 'parijat' sapling in the temple premises, considered a divine plant, ahead of the foundation stone-laying of Ram Temple.

In Ayodhya, PM Modi's first halt was at Hanuman Garhi temple, marking the first-ever visit by any Prime Minister to this temple. He also became the first Prime Minister to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi site. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Why would our MPs need direction from Capt Amarinder on farm bills, they knew their party stand, say Punjab Cong leaders & Ministers
Why would our MPs need direction from Capt Amarinder on farm bills, they knew their party stand, say Punjab Cong leaders & Ministers
NRI Woman, her father and relative booked on the complaint of husband
NRI Woman, her father and relative booked on the complaint of husband
Punjab Police busts another pro-Khalistan terror module with arrest of two
Punjab Police busts another pro-Khalistan terror module with arrest of two
Punjab CS assures private hospitals of full state govt support to address concerns in Covid fight
Punjab CS assures private hospitals of full state govt support to address concerns in Covid fight
Actress Mandy Takhar files complaint against fake video
Actress Mandy Takhar files complaint against fake video
Industry Dept extends timeline migration from FIIP to IBDP till Dec 31
Industry Dept extends timeline migration from FIIP to IBDP till Dec 31
Under Vijay Inder Singla's smart school policy about 6,000 schools have been converted into Smart Schools
Under Vijay Inder Singla's smart school policy about 6,000 schools have been converted into Smart Schools
Water cannon salute given to Rafale aircraft after air display at IAF airbase in Ambala
Water cannon salute given to Rafale aircraft after air display at IAF airbase in Ambala
Punjab CM announces relaxation in timings for non-essential shops, hotels & restaurants in urban areas till 9 pm
Punjab CM announces relaxation in timings for non-essential shops, hotels & restaurants in urban areas till 9 pm
Punjab gross GST collection stands at Rs.987.20 crore during August 2020
Punjab gross GST collection stands at Rs.987.20 crore during August 2020
India bans 118 more mobile apps including PUBG, WeChat
India bans 118 more mobile apps including PUBG, WeChat
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away