PM performs Bhoomi Pujan at 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir' at Ayodhya on Wednesday.

Terming it as historic, he said that India is starting a glorious chapter today when people all across the country are excited and emotional to have finally achieved what they had been waiting for centuries, several of whom are scarcely able to believe that they are witnessing this day in their lifetime.

He highlighted that Ram Janmabhoomi has become liberated from the cycle of breaking down and building up again, and a grand temple for Ramlala will be constructed in place of tents now.

Prime Minister recalled how people from all walks of life including the poor, backwards, Dalits, tribals had been instrumental in several feats such as the victory of Shree Ram, Shree Krishna lifting Govardhan, Chatrapati Shivaji establishing Swaraj, Gandhiji leading independence movement etc. Similarly, the construction of Ram Mandir has started with the help and contribution of common citizens, he said.

Prime Minister said that Shree Ram has acted as a guiding light for people, through Valmiki Ramayan in ancient times, through Tulsidas, Kabir and Guru Nanak in medieval times and was also present in the bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi as the power source of ahimsa and satyagraha. Lord Buddha is also associated with Shree Ram, and the city of Ayodhya has been a centre of faith of Jains since centuries, he said.

Recounting the different Ramayans written in various languages, Prime Minister noted that Shree Ram is the common thread of unity in diversity in the country.

Prime Minister noted that Shree Ram is revered in several countries. He listed out the Ramayanas popular in countries such as Indonesia, the country with the maximum Muslim population, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and said that references to Shree Ram are also found in Iran and China and Ram Kathas are popular in several countries.

Prime Minister ended by recalling the significance of the path of ‘Maryada’ of Shree Ram in the backdrop of the COVID situation. He said that the current situation demands the Maryada to be ‘do gaz ki doori – mask hai zaroori’ and exhorted everyone to follow the same.


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