Ram Mandir will be a symbol of devotion, national sentiment: PM Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the ceremony to lay of the foundation stone of Ram Temple. Later, PM addressed the attendees and said the temple will be a symbol of our devotion and our national sentiment. Watch below:
02:00 PM: I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity: PM Narendra Modi
01:55 PM: 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: PM
01:50 PM: Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It'll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment. This temple will also symbolise the power of collective resolution of crores of people. It will keep inspiring the future generations: PM Modi
01:47 PM: It is my good fortune that I was invited to witness this historical moment... From Kanyakumari to Kshirbhavani, from Koteshwar to Kamakhya, from Jagannath to Kedarnath, Somnath to Kashi Vishwanath...today entire country is immersed in Lord Ram: PM Modi
01:45 PM: A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying in a tent. Today Ram janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again - that had been going on for centuries: PM Narendra Modi
01:37 PM: 'Jai Siyaram'. This call is resonating not only in the city of Lord Ram but throughout the world today. I express gratitude to all citizens of this nation, Indian diaspora across the world and all the devotees of Lord Ram on today's pious occasion: PM Narendra Modi.
01:35 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage, urges attendees to chant 'Jai Siya Ram', says, "This chant is not just echoing in Ayodhya but in the entire world."
01:30 PM: PM Narendra Modi releases a commemorative postage stamp on the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'
01:28 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. President of Ram Mandir Trust Mahant Nitya Gopal Das, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat also present with him.
01:24 PM: It is a moment of great joy. Many people played a significant role. Not everybody is here. Advaniji is watching the event sitting at home, says Mohan Bhagwat.
01:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets attendees with a 'sashtang pranam' (prostration) at Ram Temple event. 175 guests were invited for the programme by the Ram Temple trust, including 135 religious leaders.
12:50 PM: Bhoomi Pujan concludes. PM Modi heads for stage event. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das will also be present on stage for the event.
12:30 PM: Priest at Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' says, "Nine bricks are kept here... these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2 lakh 75 thousand such bricks out of which 100 bricks with 'Jai Shri Ram' engraving have been taken."
12:18 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
NEWS BYTE: PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat take part in 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. 175 guests are present for the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ RamTemple.
12:12 PM: Bhoomi Poojan ceremony at Ayodhya begins, PM Modi and priests sit maintaining social distance.
12:06 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi plants a Parijat sapling, considered a divine plant, ahead of foundation stone-laying of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
12:01 PM: PM Modi does shashtang pranam in front of the deity and offers his prayers.
11:59 AM: PM Modi reaches the Ram Janmabhoomi site, sanitizes his hands again before entering.
11:55 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented with a headgear, silver 'mukut' and stole by Sri Gaddinsheen Premdas Maharaj, head priest of 10th-century Hanuman Garhi Temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanitized his hands soon after arriving at the Hanumangarhi Temple and was wearing a white mask throughout his visit to the temple.
11:30 AM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received honorable Prime Minister in his state and social distancing measures were strictly followed during it.