With the dawn of Wednesday, stage is all set for ‘bhumi pujan’ of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya at a spot where devotees believe that Lord Ram was born.
The ceremony is said to take place at 12:40 pm, which is the ‘muhurt’ for the foundation stone laying ceremony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with state chief minister Adityanath and 175 people who figure in a select guest list of seers and politicians will attend the Ram Mandir ‘bhumi pujan’ ceremony.
Yogi Adityanath and union minister Smriti Irani tweeted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ early on Wednesday wishing all for the grand occasion of Ram Mandir ‘bhumi pujan’.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena has posted a controversial advertisement in Wednesday’s ‘Saamana‘ with picture of Babri Masjid demolition with Balasaheb Thackeray’s statement: “I am proud of those who did this”.
Police barricades, yellow banners, walls with a fresh coat of paint and the sounds of ‘bhajan’ mark parts of Ayodhya as the city awaits the laying of first brick of the Ram Mandir.
The groundbreaking ceremony of Ram Mandir ‘bhumi pujan’ will be telecast live.
Prior to the Ram Mandir ‘bhumi pujan’, Modi will take part in ‘pooja’ and ‘darshan’ at Hanumangarhi.
Then he will travel to ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi’ where he will take part in pooja and darshan of ‘Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman’.