New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya scheduled on August 5, Hindustan Times reported.
Interestingly, the program coincides with the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 that was revoked last year on the same date.
Before laying the foundation stone for the construction of the temple, Modi will offer prayers to Lord Ram at the temple and Lord Hanuman at Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya.
Veteran BJP leader and former deputy prime minister LK Advani and other leaders of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation will also be invited to the ceremony.
In Ayodhya, elaborate preparations are being planned for the three-day Vedic rituals at the Ram Janmabhoomi site. The rituals will begin on August 3 and end on August 5 before the construction of the much awaited temple begins.
Timings for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Prime Minister has been decided according to the Hindu calendar and the most auspicious time (12.15 pm) on August 5, has been selected accordingly.
This occasion is said to be Modi’s maiden visit to Ayodhya. (With inputs from Hindustan Times)
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