Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya. He conducted all the rituals amid Vedic chants and sounds of Conch-shells. Apart from the Prime Minister, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel were also present for the ceremony.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister performed ‘sashtang pranam’ (obeisances) in front of the Ramlalla idol in the temple premises.
He was received by dignitaries including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Ram Janmabhoomi. Subsequently, he performed ‘puja’ and ‘arti’ of Shri Ramlalla. He also undertook a ‘parikrama’ of Shri Ramlalla idol and offered prayers.
Prime Minister Modi also planted a ‘Parijaat’ sapling in the temple premises. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi Temple in Ayodhya.