Ayodhya: Devotees light diyas, earthen lamps at temples, homes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ayodhya from Delhi on Wednesday (August 5) to attend bhoomi pujan of Ram Mandir. The grand celebrations for the bhoomi pujan started at 8 am and PM Modi performed the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan at the auspicious time of 12:40 pm.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 23:14
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ayodhya from Delhi on Wednesday (August 5) to attend bhoomi pujan of Ram Mandir. The grand celebrations for the bhoomi pujan started at 8 am and PM Modi performed the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan at the auspicious time of 12:40 pm.

Huge CCTV screens were set up across the holy city in order to allow the people to watch the ceremony live. PM Modi left from Delhi at 9.30 am on a special jet and landed in Lucknow. After landing in Lucknow, he took a chopper to Ayodhya where he offered prayers and performed a puja at the Hanumangarhi temple.

Apart from PM Modi, the bhoomi pujan ceremony was attended by Sri Ram Janambhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust chairman Nritya Gopal Das, RSS chief Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

Several important faces of the Ram Mandir movement such as Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti skipped the ceremony due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. They joined the celebrations via video conferencing.

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5 August 2020, 22:04 PM

Uttarakhand: Badrinath and Gopinath temples in Chamoli get decorated with earthen lamps and diyas.

 

5 August 2020, 20:13 PM

Ram Temple digital billboard that has been set up at the New York’s Times Square in the USA.

5 August 2020, 18:34 PM

UP CM Adityanath presents idol of Lord Ram to PM Narendra Modi at Bhoomi Pujan ceremony.

 

5 August 2020, 18:29 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while greeting various devotees and dignitaries who were present on the auspicious occasion of Bhumi Poojan of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple.

 

 

5 August 2020, 18:21 PM

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat: RSS, like-minded groups struggled for 30 years to fulfil resolve for Ram temple. (Read more)

5 August 2020, 18:18 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother, Heeraben, clicked while watching the live telecast of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram Temple.

5 August 2020, 16:17 PM

BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda: After a long struggle of 500 years, the Honorable Supreme Court paved the way for the temple to be built on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi and it is a matter of pride that all sections of the society accepted this decision with pleasure.

5 August 2020, 15:55 PM

With foundation laying of Ram Mandir, India has shown how the 500-year-old dispute has been resolved peacefully: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

5 August 2020, 15:54 PM

I thank PM Modi for being present today, at the most awaited moment of the past 500 years. We have to implement the work plan prepared by PM Modi. This temple will not only be the epitome of Lord Ram's greatness but of India's too: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

5 August 2020, 15:38 PM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that the Ram Temple will prove to be a paradigm for the harmonious expression of India's cultural conscience.

5 August 2020, 15:32 PM

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recited Ram Raksha and worshipped Lord Ram with his family at Nagpur.

5 August 2020, 15:05 PM

On the occasion of Bhoomi Pujan and foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I bow to the feet of all the revered saints and congratulate all on the event, says BJP chief JP Nadda.

5 August 2020, 14:59 PM

Construction of magnificent temple of Lord Rama demonstrates PM Narendra Modi's strong and decisive leadership. My heartiest congratulations to all Indians on this unforgettable day. Modi government is committed to protecting and preserving Indian culture and its values: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

5 August 2020, 14:10 PM

PM Narendra Modi concludes his address in Ayodhya.

5 August 2020, 14:07 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

5 August 2020, 14:05 PM

Lord Rama made social harmony the cornerstone of his rule. He learned from Guru Vashistha, Motherhood from Shabari, Cooperation with Lord Hanuman and Vanvasi brothers, and gained trust from the subjects. He also gladly accepted the importance of a squirrel: PM Modi 

5 August 2020, 13:59 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 Modi

5 August 2020, 13:51 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

5 August 2020, 13:47 PM

Ram Janmabhoomi has got freedom today. Like August 15 is Independence Day for the country, today holds a similar significance for crores of those who devoted their lives for cause of Ram temple. It is my good fortune that the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust invited me, giving me an opportunity to witness this historic moment. I heartily thank the trust for this: PM Modi

5 August 2020, 13:45 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.

5 August 2020, 13:42 PM

Lord Ram has been inspiration for us everyday: PM Modi

5 August 2020, 13:42 PM

I want to thank those who fouht for Ram temple. Whole India is celebrating today. Golden chapter written today as centuries long wait has come to an end: PM Modi

5 August 2020, 13:40 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

5 August 2020, 13:38 PM

Entire India under Lord Ram's spell today. Crores of Indians cannot believe this moment has come: PM Modi 

5 August 2020, 13:35 PM

Ayodhya: PM Narendra Modi releases a commemorative postage stamp on the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'

5 August 2020, 13:33 PM

PM Modi begins his address at Ayodhya after bhoomi pujan.

5 August 2020, 13:32 PM

Our country believes in 'Vasudev Kutubhkam' i.e. World is One Family. We believe in taking everyone along. Today is a new beginning of a new India: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat 
 

5 August 2020, 13:26 PM

There is a wave of joy in the whole country today. It is a pleasure to have centuries of fulfillment. The greatest joy is to make India self-reliant, the self-confidence of which there was a lack of self-realisation is being established today, says Mohan Bhagwat.

5 August 2020, 13:21 PM

So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should've come but couldn't be invited because of COVID-19: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

5 August 2020, 13:21 PM

So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should've come but couldn't be invited because of COVID-19: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

5 August 2020, 13:17 PM

Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes at Ayodhya. Soil from more than 2000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 rivers was brought for the rituals.
 

5 August 2020, 13:16 PM

Under PM Narendra Modi's leadership, the power of India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally: UP CM Yogi

5 August 2020, 13:13 PM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath thanks PM Modi for fulfiling the dreams of generations of Indians by laying the foundation stone of Ram temple.

5 August 2020, 13:04 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates all on the inauguration of Ram Mandir construction! 

5 August 2020, 13:02 PM

Lord Rama is the manifestation of the best human qualities, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

5 August 2020, 12:58 PM

Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes. PM Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das are now present on the stage.

5 August 2020, 12:53 PM

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

5 August 2020, 12:36 PM

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: Priest at Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan'

5 August 2020, 12:28 PM

PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat take part in 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. 

5 August 2020, 12:27 PM

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu read out Ramayana with the personal staff at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas on the auspicious occasion of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan.

5 August 2020, 12:13 PM

PM Narendra Modi takes part in Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ayodhya.

5 August 2020, 12:12 PM

PM Modi plants a Parijat sapling ahead of foundation stone-laying of Ram Temple.

5 August 2020, 12:07 PM

PM Modi offers prayers to Ram Lalla Virajmaan, performs 'sashtang pranam' (prostration) at Ram Janmabhoomi site. (Read more here)

5 August 2020, 12:00 PM

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.

5 August 2020, 11:47 AM

PM Modi reaches Hanuman Garhi temple with UP CM Yogi Adityanath
 

5 August 2020, 11:38 AM

One-time unique security code for guests attending Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. (Read more here)
 

5 August 2020, 11:35 AM

PM Narendra Modi reaches Ayodhya, UP CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes him

5 August 2020, 11:24 AM

PM Modi reaches Ayodhya for Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan.

5 August 2020, 11:22 AM

This is a signature event. This event will give a glimpse of India's 'unity in diversity'. It will bridge gaps and bring people together. We all are one-'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam': Swami Chidananda Saraswati

5 August 2020, 11:16 AM

As per tradition, PM Modi will first visit the 10th century Hanuman Garhi Temple on arrival in Ayodhya. Premises of the temple were sanitised earlier today. He will later proceed to Ram Janmabhoomi site to offer prayers to Ram Lalla and lay the foundation stone for RamTemple.