05 Aug, 14:23 (IST)

Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis sang devotional songs at BJP office in Mumbai on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Pujan' of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

05 Aug, 14:07 (IST)

Every heart is illuminated; it is an emotional moment for the entire country... A long wait ends today... A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been living under a tent for many years," says PM Modi at foundation stone-laying ceremony of #RamTemple.

05 Aug, 14:02 (IST)

#RamMandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It'll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment.

05 Aug, 13:59 (IST)

Fight for Mandir, was like a fight for freedom, said PM Narendra Modi. 

05 Aug, 13:56 (IST)

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 of temple construction will be completed: PM Narendra Modi.

05 Aug, 13:54 (IST)

The mandir is an attempt to link people to god, said PM Narendra Modi. He further added that the Ram Mandir will stand for faith and perseverance. 

05 Aug, 13:51 (IST)

Mandir will boost tourism and economy, said PM Narendra Modi. He further added that the mandir will stand for culture and tourism.

05 Aug, 13:45 (IST)

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.

05 Aug, 13:43 (IST)

Ram Janmabhoomi has been liberated today, said PM Narendra Modi. He thanked the contribution of the people which has helped the entire world to witness history.

05 Aug, 13:41 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi said that generations have sacrificed for this day.

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Ayodhya, August 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today. The event will be attended by PM Modi and 175 other guests. PM Modi will perform 'pooja' at Hanumangarhi and Shree Ramlala Virajman before performing the 'Bhoomi pujan' of the Ram Temple.

He will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone and also release Commemorative Postage Stamp on 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'. Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya: Here is PM Narendra Modi's Full Itinerary For The Ram Mandir Event on August 5.

They are PM Narendra Modi, Mohan Bhagwat, Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing the temple construction. The Trust mentioned that all the attendees of the event must be COVID-19 negative. There will be five guests who will be seated on the dais during the bhumi pujan. Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan Guest List: From Mohan Bhagwat to Iqbal Ansari, Here's The List of Invitees For The Event in Ayodhya.

The entire Ram Janmabhoomi area has been decorated with saffron marigolds. Areas in Ayodhya have been illuminated with diyas (earthen lamps) and colourful lights.

The Babri mosque in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992, by 'karsevaks' who believed the structure was built at a spot that is the birthplace of Lord Rama. The decade long dispute was finally settled in 2019 when the Supreme Court ordered that the site be given to a trust to build a Ram Temple and that an alternative land would be provided to the Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya for a mosque.

Keep an eye on this space for all the latest updates on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan.