Back in Ayodhya after 29 years, PM Modi to lay first Ram temple brick today
LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ‘bhoomi pujan’ as part of 15-minute rituals to formally mark the start of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya on Wednesday, bringing to culmination a religio-political campaign that decisively changed the country’s politics, strained communal equations and catapulted BJP to the pole position while bringing its Hindutva ideology centrestage.
The bhoomi pujan, designed to be a grand celebration of the triumph of the Ram Mandir campaign, comes 10 months after the Supreme Court’s verdict ended one of the longest-running court battles in independent India.
It will go down as a momentous occasion for a cause that, starting in the late 1980s, turned into the mascot, which helped BJP acquire pre-eminence in the following decades while transforming Hindutva from a fringe phenomenon into mainstream concern.
The launch of temple construction at the site where Babri Masjid had stood before being demolished on December 6, 1992, by a mob of kar sevaks has attracted few protests.
Ayodhya has been decked up for the ceremony and over 3,500 security personnel have been deployed across the temple town for foolproof security. Concerned over the spread of coronavirus, the authorities are encouraging people not to come to the town, asking them to mark the occasion by celebrating in their homes. Roads leading to Ayodhya display hoardings with pictures of the Ram temple and Ram Lalla,, the deity now housed in a makeshift temple. Borders of Ayodhya district, however, have been sealed. SSP Deepak Kumar said the focus of the force was on maintaining the Covid-19 protocol.
为了这次仪式，阿约提亚精心装饰，3500多名安保人员被部署在寺庙镇各处，以确保安全万无一失。由于担心冠状病毒的传播，当局劝告人们不要到该镇来，并要求他们在家中庆祝这一盛事。通往阿约提亚的道路上挂着印有罗摩神庙和罗摩之婴（印度教大神毗湿奴化身罗摩的幼体）图片的广告牌，罗摩大神现在住在一个临时搭建的寺庙里。然而，阿约提亚地区的边界已被封锁。警司 Deepak Kumar说，安保人员的重点是维持秩序，确保防疫规定的执行。
The PM will arrive in Ayodhya via Lucknow around 11.30am and reach the Ram Janmabhoomi makeshift temple after offering prayers at Hanumangarhi, the seat of Lord Hanuman, 3 km away. The bhoomi pujan will last 15 minutes, between 12.30 pm and 12.45 pm, and will be performed in the presence of 175 select guests. Modi, along with UP governor Anandiben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and temple trust president Nritya Gopal Das will be on the dais. The PM will also plant a Parijat tree and release a commemorative postal stamp on the Ram temple. The ceremony will be telecast live on Doordarshan.
Adityanath, who has appealed to people to watch the ceremony from their homes due to Covid-19 restrictions, also called upon people to light diyas on Tuesday evening. He lit diyas at his official residence in Lucknow.
This will be Modi’s first visit to Ayodhya after becoming PM six years ago. Though he visited the border of Faizabad-Ambedkar Nagar to address a rally for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he sidestepped the clamour for construction of the Ram temple. Local BJP workers recall that his previous visit to the temple town was in 1991, when he had accompanied the then BJP chief Murli Manohar Joshi during his Tiranga Yatra.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50494.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
clint goldie good
Ram Temple verdict has made even the scamgress which opposed its construction and never believed Ram excited and is a fictional mythological character chant " Ram Ram !!" JAI SHRI RAM
Finally it’s today....
Jai shree RAM
All significant Destroyed Hindu temples must be resurfaced soon, now!
Let the Revival begin.
Today is red letter day in the history of Hindutva. It is nice to see NaMo,a true Hindu laying first Ram Mandir Brick.
Is this really the nation's priority at the moment?
Around 800 plus people are dying on daily basis in India and this idiot is upto laying foundation stone ....what a irony....
Jai Shree Ram. May GOD'S blessing shower on this world. May everyone live in peace and harmony. Jai Shree Ram.
Mir Faizal Ali
Idiots , concentrate on common ppl, 800 dying everyday. Increase hospital bed. This is not the time to do politics.
Another Temple? So many temples in India have, there was no need for another one? Spend money on poor people. Lord Rama would be happier.
There is no need of Ram Temple at this moment. It is a waste of tax payers money. Even if you build , PM & CM other politicians should stay away from it. Do not make it political agenda to win election
The PM should have recused himself from this inaugural brick layering, at the least. This is unnecessary
Hope instead of spending Thousands of crores on the temple they spend whats necessary and spend rest of the funds feeding hungry and helping needy. That's what the God would want.
Bijaya Kumar Sahu
No-one has thought this day to be seen in future. Thanks to SC to give verdict based on scientific/archaeological analysis.
This Modi guy is double standards . This proves he is a string rss fundamentalist. A country where u spend more money in building temples and statues than more schools and hospitals.
Greatest PM of Independent Bharat.
Greatest is God...not human beings. Learn humility.
when all the world is fighting against the pandemic.The second worst hit country concentrating on building temples and toppling go nment.how idiotic is it!!!
Jai Sri ram.. May this temple bring peace and prosperity to all Indians
Waste of Money / Energy ..... I would rather buy some good quality Automatic Rifles (from Israel) for our soldiers up near China border