After a rigorous court battle was fought by the Hindus for around 150 years on November 9, 2019, finally the issue was resolved and the disputed land was handed over to build a Ram Mandir to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tarthshetra Trust. On 5th August 2020 the Bhumi Poojan shilannyas has been arranged at the hands of PM Narendra Modi. Before the construction of the Ram Temple begins it is very important to perform this ritual to make sure that obstacles do not in anyway hamper the progress.
Ayodhya city is getting ready ahead of this grand celebration. The Government led by CM Yogi Ji has planned to turn this place into a major religious hub and tourist destination in North India. The Cultural and Tourism Department plans to develop a 13 km corridor depicting the life of Lord Ram.
The Ram Statue – In 2017 the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Ji announced a 251 meters tall Ram statue in Ayodhya. This will form a part of “Naya Ayodhya” scheme of UP tourism department to develop the area.
The Ramayan Express- Indian Railways has launched the Shri Ramayan Express which will cover the sacred places associated with Lord Ram from Ayodhya to Colombo.
Cruise – A cruise is also being planned on the Saryu River which will give tourists a panoramic view of the Ram temple, Ram corridor and Ram statue.
International Airport – For better International air connectivity Shri Ram International Airport will be developed in Ayodhya.
6 five star and 7 three-star hotels and over 4000 Dharmashalas will be constructed as a part of this project. Multiple modern eateries serving India cuisine will also be a part of this and this will be a full vegetarian zone.
This development project of Ayodhya will give a makeover to the city and will create thousands of job opportunities. This will be one of its a kind project that will tell a story of a King who was loved by one and all.
And to mark the arrival of our Ram Lalla, Ayodhya city is getting ready like a beautiful bride. The city walls have been painted with beautiful pictures of Lord Ram and Sita Maiya. The grand ceremony will witness the presence of PM Narendra Modi Ji, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogiji, RSS Cheif Mohan Bhagwat Ji, some learned Sadhus from all over India and around 200 invitees.
Ayodhya will be decorated with around 250 quintiles of flowers like Marigold, roses and Gerbera which have travelled all the way from Kolkata and Delhi for this special occasion. 3 lac handmade oil lamps will be lit on the day and maha prasad is being made in ghee. 1 lac besan (gram flour) ladoos are being prepared to be distributed to all major religious place across India as they won’t be able to attend the ceremony courtesy Covid-19. 51000 Dhvaj are being made . These Dhvaj will be hoisted on every house on the way which Modi ji will be going towards Ayodhya. 5100 Shanti Kalash filled with water Will be placed on the route. Every attendee with be given a silver coin which depicts the scene from Lord Ram’s Court. The other religious places like Kashi, Trimbakeshwar, Varanasi, Hrishikesh have sent sacred soil and water to Ayodhya which will be mixed in the soil of Ayodhya at the Bhoomi Poojan as a sign of good luck. The video footage from Ayodhya shows the energy in the people. Singing Ram bhajans and chanting motivational slogans like Har Ghar Bhagwa Chhayega Ram Rajya ab Ayega, Raj Tilak ki karo tayyari Aa rahe hai Bhagwan Ram and Jai Shri Ram. It is an emotional charged up place and a Lord Ram devotee no matter where ever he is at present what’s to be in Ayodhya to experience the positive vibes.
The Hindus have waited for this moment which a few years ago looked like a dream. A dream that would never be fulfilled. BJP in its election manifesto had mentioned the construction of Ram Mandir. The voters were still not convinced that this can happen as they had seen the court case being dragged for years. But after being re-elected in 2019 the Govt got a decision on the disputed land case and on 5th August 2020 it will start the grand construction of Ram Temple. Every year we celebrate Diwali to mark the homecoming of Lord Ram after 14 years of exile. In 2020 we will have not one but two Diwali celebrations. This day will be marked in history at a biggest day of celebration. We cannot thank the Lawyers, the Karsewaks, the present Government, enough for making this happen and giving us the sheer joy of the return of our beloved Lord Ram.
The emotions of people attached to this event are through the roof. Less than 24 hours to witness the biggest celebration of Ram Lalla finally coming home.
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