Sabka saath, sabke Ram, says PM Modi after Ram Mandir’s bhoomi pujan
Siyavar Ram Chandra ki jai'. This is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all and expressed his gratitude after he laid the first brick of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering at the bhoomi pujan ceremony of the Ram Mandir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Ram is everywhere, Ram belongs to all.”
PM Modi said the construction of the Ram temple is an instrument to unite the country. “The Ram temple construction will lift the economy of the entire region,” PM Modi said in Ayodhya.
The Prime Minister added that Lord Ram favors change, modernity. Citing the message of Lord Ram, PM Modi said the more powerful India gets, the more it would be loved and remain peaceful.
“The wait of centuries has ended and India is creating a golden chapter in Ayodhya,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said amid chants of Jai Siya Ram.
The prime minister also told the gathering that a grand temple will be built for “Ram Lalla”, the infant Ram, who had been living in a temporary tent for years.
“Many people made sacrifices for the Ram temple. I pay my respects to all of them,” the prime minister said after the ground-breaking ceremony of the temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.
PM Modi on Wednesday arrived in Ayodhya in a helicopter where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among others received him.
Before the function to lay the foundation stone of the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir', marking the end of the BJP’s ‘mandir’ movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power, the prime minister took part in prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple.
From there, he traveled to the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he performed prayers at the 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman'. PM Modi also planted a Parijat (Indian night jasmine) sapling.