AN ECSTASY OF THE HOLY PLACE: AYODHYA

“JAI SHRI RAM” Lord Ram dwells in the mind of every Indian. The duty that Lord Ram has taught has shown the path to everyone even today. Ayodhya is the birthplace of Sri Ram, people belives that the mere philosophy of this holy place succeeds in their life. Lord Ram has always protected the propriety (Maryada) and he is known as a victory of religion over iniquity. Lord Ram is the inspiration for the people and he has set an example of discharge of duty.

On 9th November 2019, the wait of Hindus came to an end. The most awaited Judgement on “BABRI MASJID” with which people’s feelings and unbreakable trust were linked finally delivered. The 5 judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ordered the land to be handed over to a trust to build the “RAM MANDIR” because the final decision was constructed on the assertion by the Supreme Court that the Sunni Waqf Board has not been able to establish its claim of possession apart from that, the Supreme Court tries to harmonize between the Hindus and Muslims so that no one’s religious sentiment hurt that’s why Supreme Court also ordered the government to give 5 acres of land to the Sunni Waqf board to build a mosque inside Ayodhya city.


Just after the Judgement, with full of joy the preparation was started for the construction of “RAM MANDIR”. On 5th August 2020, the Bhumi Pujan (Groundbreaking ceremony) of the grand temple happened. This day will be written in golden letters in the history of India. The foundation laying ceremony is celebrated as a festival, respected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi along with four other people performed Bhoomi puja. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony was restricted to 175 official guests.


In his speech, Prime Minister said that the occasion marked the end of the centuries-long wait for a Ram Mandir and Saluted those whose struggle and resolve “laid the foundation stone” for the temple. He said as a ruler, Lord Ram did not discriminate among his people, but gave special attention to the poor. He claimed that the Supreme Court verdict had found universal acceptance, with people observing “MARYADA”.

The celebration of Bhumi Pujan marked the grand event not only in India but also in the world. Indian community in Washington, US celebrates Bhoomi puja. All the people watched the live telecasts of land poojan of Ram Mandir on TV and celebrate Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan by organizing special aartis at their home, people lit diyas in their home like they celebrate “Diwali”. Jagdish Sewhani, President of the American India Public Affairs Committee, said that “It shows how successful Indians are in America that our Ram Temple and Tricolour are on the most iconic screen in the world. It is a proud moment for India and Indians”. Diwali like atmosphere creates across the nation, this was the big and auspicious day for all the Indians.

“The ancient ideal of the Ramayana is undoubtedly one of true democracy in which the meanest citizen could be sure of swift justice without an elaborate and costly procedure a true Ram Rajya would ensure equal rights to both prince and pauper”

- M.K. Gandhi,1929


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