Today CM Yogi will lay the first stone of Ramlala's sanctum, enthusiasm in Ramnagari

Pankaj Prasad
Ram Mandir
Ram Mandir

On Wednesday morning, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will keep Abhijit Muhurta, Mrigashira Nakshatra and Anand Yoga after the first stone worship for the sanctum sanctorum.

There is an atmosphere of enthusiasm in Ramnagari. Another history is going to be made in Ayodhya on Wednesday, June 1. With the commencement of the construction of the much awaited Shri Ramlala's sanctum sanctorum (house), the golden phase of the long journey of the temple movement will also be completed. On Wednesday morning, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will keep Abhijit Muhurta, Mrigashira Nakshatra and Anand Yoga after the first stone worship for the sanctum sanctorum. To witness this occasion, administrative and political figures including trust, Sangh officials, characters associated with the temple movement and saints and religious leaders will be present in the premises.

Three generations of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have been associated with the Ram temple movement. While his guru Avaidyanath had an important contribution in the temple movement, CM Yogi is also playing an important role in the construction of the temple. On August 5, where PM Modi had laid the foundation stone for the construction of the temple by performing Bhoomi Pujan, CM Yogi will lay the foundation stone for the construction of Ramlala's house. Even before this, CM Yogi had the privilege of placing Ramlala sitting in a tent on his head and enthroned in a temporary temple. He has also been a witness to Bhoomipujan, so now the construction of the sanctum sanctorum is also being started in his hands. CM Yogi will reach Ayodhya at 9 am. First we will go to Hanumangarhi, after that we will reach the court of Shri Ram Lalla. Where the first stone of the sanctum sanctorum will be laid with worship and worship in the auspicious time.

Meanwhile, in the sequence of the Sarvadev rituals going on in the Ramjanmabhoomi complex, Ramarcha Puja was organized on Tuesday. 40 Vedic Acharyas are engaged in rituals according to the rituals. There was a stir in Ramjanmabhoomi for the whole day on Tuesday regarding the visit of the Chief Minister. On the other hand, grand decoration of Ramjanmabhoomi complex is being done. From the seating arrangements for the guests, officials are busy finalizing other arrangements. Top officials camped throughout the day. Divisional Commissioner Navdeep Rinwa, DM Nitish Kumar, IG KP Singh and other police forces continued to make security plans throughout the day. DM told that only CM and Deputy CM Keshav Maurya's protocol has come for the worship program.

200 people will become witnesses of the sanctum sanctorum

According to the information received from the trust sources, a list of about two hundred people has been prepared who will be present in the premises during the first Shilapujan of the sanctum sanctorum. VHP's provincial media in-charge Sharad Sharma said that 90 people, including saints and religious leaders, who were associated with the temple movement, will witness the program. Apart from this, about two hundred people including Bhaiyaji Joshi of Sangh, Dinesh Chandra of VHP, Sanjayji and all the officials of the trust, including administrative officers, MPs, MLAs, Mayor will be present during the entire program.

Nripendra Mishra reached, saw the progress of temple construction

Nripendra Mishra, chairman of Ram Mandir Construction Committee, also reached Ayodhya late on Tuesday evening. He went to Ramjanmabhoomi and saw the construction work of the temple. The general secretary of the trust, Champat Rai apprised him of the complete preparations. The engineers of the trust informed Nripendra Mishra about the construction works of the temple so far.

Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav in Ramlala Devasthanam 

The five-day Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav is also celebrated in Ramlala Devasthanam, adjacent to Sri Ramjanmabhoomi. Ramlala Devasthanam is considered to be the sacrament land of Lord Shri Ram. The grandeur of this temple built in Dravidian style is being seen. The Mahant of the temple J.G.Dr. Raghavacharya told that CM Yogi will attend the Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav organized in the temple on June 1.

Dr. Raghavacharya told that the idols of Lord Shri Ram, Lakshman and Janaki along with Lord Vishnu, Hanuman ji and Ranganath ji along with Jai-Vijay are being established in the temple. A 30 feet high pillar of Garuna, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, has also been constructed in the temple. He told that CM Yogi will reach the temple at 12:30 pm. Jagadguru Srinivasacharya Kanchi, President of Srirang Mandir Vrindavan Swami Rangacharya and a large number of saints and religious leaders will be present in the program.

Supernatural temple, will also be the top in technology

Ram temple will not only be supernatural but will also be top in terms of technology. The sanctum sanctorum of Ramlala will be decorated with marble from Makrana. Ramlala will have darshan by climbing 32 steps. On Ramnavami, the rays of the sun will consecrate Ramlala. The help of eight reputed technical agencies of the country is being taken in the construction of the temple. A unique glimpse of Vastu Shastra and architecture will also be seen in the temple.

National Geo Research Institute Hyderabad conducted a land study at the construction site. After this, 1.85 lakh cubic meters of debris was removed from the designated site, then a deep pit of about 14 meters was formed. RCC system was used to fill it. 56 layers were put in the sanctum sanctorum and 48 layers in the rest of the land. Now it is a man-made rock which will play an important role in keeping the foundation safe for a thousand years. 

A 1.5 meter thick raft was cast on the top surface of the foundation in January 2022. On top of this, the work of the plinth of the temple is going on at present. The construction of the sanctum sanctorum will start on this plinth from June 1, 2022. The sanctum sanctorum will be 20 feet long and 20 feet wide. Which will be constructed from red stones of Vanshipaharpur. The pillars of the sanctum sanctorum will be engraved with images of Ramayana based with deities. The target is to complete the construction of the sanctum sanctorum by December 2023.

Soil of 2 thousand holy places in the foundation, water of 115 rivers 

The faith of the devotees across the country has also been included in the foundation of Ram temple. Prakash Gupta, in-charge of the trust's office, says that soil brought from two thousand holy places and water brought from about 115 rivers was poured into the foundation. In 1989, two lakh 75 thousand bricks were sent to Janmabhoomi from all over the world. Of these, nine bricks or rocks were kept in Bhoomi Pujan. The remaining bricks were filled in the foundation around the Ram temple and they were honored. 

Main structure of Ram temple

Total Area-2.7 Acres
Temple Length - 360 feet
Width of temple - 235 feet
Height of the sanctum - 20 feet
Number of pillars of the sanctum sanctorum-160
Height of each floor - 20 feet

The dream of Ram devotees is being fulfilled by passing through many historical stages

After 493 years, Ayodhya has again turned the page of its history. For whose place the struggle went on for five hundred years, the construction of Ramlala's grand house will be started on June 1 by CM Yogi Adityanath. This dream of Ram devotees is being fulfilled by passing through many historical stages. With the worship of Shila Puja for the sanctum sanctorum, a new phase of elevation of the prestige of the honor of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi is about to begin. The path of the movement was not easy, after independence there was a long trial. This dream came to fruition with the decision in favor of Ram temple on 9 November 2019.

In 1528, Mir Baqi, the commander of the Mughal invader Babur, broke the structure of the Ram temple and built the Babri Masjid here. After this, in 1885, this matter reached the court for the first time during the British rule. The case fought a legal battle of 135 years. The real legal battle started after independence. The fighting intensified after the appearance of the idol of Lord Ramla inside the mosque in 1949. The government declared this place as disputed and put it under lock. After this the movement for the temple continued. December 6, 1992 when lakhs of kar sevaks demolished the disputed structure. 

The next major turning point in the dispute came on 30 September 2010, when the Allahabad High Court delivered its verdict on the disputed 2.77 acres of land. The court decided to divide this land into 3 parts. In this, the major part was considered as Ram Janmasthan and it was decided to give one-third of the land to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. At the same time, it was decided to give one-third of the land to the Nirmohi Akhara and one-third to the Muslim side. However, none of the parties liked this decision and appealed against it in the Supreme Court. 

Finally, on 9 November 2019, the Supreme Court gave its historic verdict and unanimously ordered the disputed 2.77 acre site to be handed over to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, describing it as Ram Janmasthan. Along with this, the court ordered the formation of a trust to the central government and ordered the Muslim side to give 5 acres of land for the mosque. With this, the way was paved for the construction of Ram temple and the fulfillment of the resolve of the devotees of Ram.

JG Ramdineshacharya says that although the whole earth is the home of Lord Shri Ram, but the 2.77 acres of land where he was born is the soul of Shri Ram. In such a situation, along with the construction of the temple, the soul of the Supreme Being is awakening, which will pave the way for the welfare of not only Ayodhya but the whole world. Ramlala had to struggle for his home for five hundred years, this long journey is getting a happy culmination in the form of temple construction. (Dialogue)

On August 5, 2020, PM Modi did Bhoomi Pujan, in February 2020, the Central Government established a trust named Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was elected as the chairman of the trust, who was also the chairman of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. Champat Rai, who was associated with VHP for years as General Secretary, was given the responsibility. After the formation of the trust, the exercise of construction of Ram temple started. The same trust finally announced Bhoomi Pujan and foundation stone on August 5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi and started the work of Ram temple by performing Bhoomi Pujan.

The construction of Ram temple is paving the way for the construction of the nation's temple. The whole country is ready to surrender body, mind and money for the construction of Ram temple. The dedication of thousands of crores of funds for the construction of the temple is a witness to this. Now there is only the desire to see our Lord seated in the supernatural sanctum sanctorum.

- Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, President, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust 

The construction of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple is a historic act to protect, preserve and promote cultural nationalism based on a holistic, philanthropic and syncretic culture. This will ensure the national unity and integrity of the country. The coming generations will see the construction of Ram Mandir as a pioneering work for cultural freedom and national reconstruction.
Champat Rai, General Secretary, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust 

The construction of Ram temple is the result of centuries of struggle. In the form of temple construction, that imagination is taking shape which was once unimaginable. The construction of Ram temple is also paving the way for the restoration of the glory of Sanatan culture. The path of its construction has been very difficult, it is a matter of pride to witness the construction of the temple.

-Dr. Anil Mishra, Trustee, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust 

The existence of Ram temple till the 14th century 

Ayodhya was earlier the capital of Kaushal district. It is mentioned in the Balkand of Valmiki's Ramayana that Ayodhya was 12 yojanas long and three yojanas wide. Ayodhyapuri is described in detail in Valmiki Ramayana. In the Ramayana, there is a mention of the city of Ayodhya being settled on the banks of Saryu and the city being grand and prosperous. Everyone's house was like a palace. This Mahapuri was twelve yojanas (96 miles) wide. Like Indra's Amaravati, Maharaj Dasaratha had decorated this puri. 

It is said that Ayodhya had become desolate for some time after Lord Shri Ram took water samadhi, but the palace built on his birthplace was the same as it was. Kush, the son of Lord Shri Ram, once again got the capital Ayodhya rebuilt. After this construction, its existence remained at its peak for the next 44 generations of Suryavansh till the last king, Maharaja Brihadbala. Kaushalraj Brihadbal died in the Mahabharata war at the hands of Abhimanyu. Ayodhya was ruined after the war of Mahabharata, but the existence of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi still remained. 

About 100 years before Christ, Chakravarti Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain reached Ayodhya while hunting one day. He started seeing some miracles in this land. Then he started searching and by the grace of nearby yogis and saints he came to know that this is the Avadh land of Shri Ram. On the instructions of those saints, the emperor built a grand temple here as well as wells, lakes, palaces etc. 

He had built a huge temple on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi on 84 pillars with black colored Kasauti stone. The grandeur of this temple was made on sight. After this, King Jaichand came to Kanauj in the 11th century AD, he got his name written by uprooting the inscription of Emperor Vikramaditya on the temple. Jaichand also came to an end after the battle of Panipat. After this the invasion of invaders on India increased further. The invaders looted Kashi, Mathura as well as Ayodhya and continued the process of destroying the idols by killing the priests.

 But till the 14th century they were not able to break the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Even after various invasions, the grand temple built on the birthplace of Shri Ram survived till the 14th century, facing all the storms. Finally, in 1527-28, the grand temple in Ayodhya was demolished and replaced by the Babri structure, which existed till 1992. According to Baburnama, in 1528, during the Ayodhya halt, Babur ordered the construction of the mosque.