10 days before the scheduled grand construction commencing ceremony of Ram temple, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adithyanath is in Ayodhya visiting the temple site.
In the pictures tweeted by news agency ANI, the CM is seen donning a face mask and offered prayers to Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi site. He then held a meeting with the members of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust and local administration.
Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers to Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi site.
CM will also take stock of preparations today ahead of foundation laying of Ram temple. pic.twitter.com/hoyLO9oi5r
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He also took stock of preparations that were underway ahead of foundation laying of Ram temple. The groundbreaking ceremony is slated for August 5 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundation stone.
Inorder to ensure social distancing at the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra (SRJTK) said there will not be more than 200 people in total, including 150 invitees for the foundation stone-laying ceremony.
Preparations are taking place in elaborate manner for the three-day Vedic rituals at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya which will be performed by a group of 11 priests from Varanasi and Ayodhya. The rituals will begin on August 3 and end with a ‘bhumi pujan’ on August 5 before the construction of the temple commences.
The Prime Minister will offer prayers to Lord Ram at the temple and Lord Hanuman at Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya before laying the foundation stone for the temple’s construction.