New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed the ‘Shila Pujan’ ceremony as he laid the foundation stone for the construction of the sanctum sanctorum of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Wednesday. He laid the foundation stone for construction of Ram Temple’s ‘Garbha Griha’ or the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, and placed the first carved stone. Post performing the ‘Shila Pujan’ ceremony, the Chief Minister presented the engineers of Ram Temple construction with ‘Anga Vastras’.
“The construction work of Ram mandir in Ayodhya was started by prime minister Narendra Modi almost two years ago. The work is successfully proceeding and we are fortunate the ritual of keeping the stones in the ‘garbhagriha’ was initiated today,” Yogi was quoted by news agency ANI
UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, and saints from around 90 maths and temples associated with the Ram mandir movement, were also present at the ceremony.
Recitation of Ramarcha, Durga Saptashati, Rudrabhishek, Ram Raksha Stotra, Vishnu Sahasranama, Hanuman Chalisa, Sunderkand is underway ahead of the construction of the Garbhagriha of Ram Mandir.
Earlier on Monday, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (SRJBTK) shared that the consturction of the Ram Mandir is in full swing.
Nripendra Misra, Chairman of Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction committee, told ANI, “Work on the superstructure begins today. We have a 3-stage time frame (for completion of works) – Garbhagriha by 2023, temple construction by 2024 end and main constructions at the temple complex by 2025: Nripendra Misra.
In August 2020, the prime minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of the temple.