The construction of the temple has been delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown. It is presumed to take around three and a half years to complete.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the bhoomi poojan ceremony for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5. According to sources, PM Modi will remain in Ayodhya from 11 am to 1:10 pm.
It was finalized by the Prime Minister on Sunday that August 5 as the date of stone laying ceremony for Ram Temple. Govind Giri Maharaj, member of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust on Saturday said the Trust had suggested two dates for PM Modi’s visit.
Two dates August 3 or August 5 were suggested by Chaupal to lay down the foundation of the Ram Temple.
The sources added that the prayers and other rituals related to ‘bhoomi poojan’ ceremony of Ram temple will begin at 8 am on August 5. The ‘bhoomi poojan’ will be done by priests from Kashi and some priests from Varanasi. It is also the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, set up in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict to supervise and facilitate the construction of the Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya, held its second meeting at Circuit House on Saturday.
After a protracted legal tussle, the Supreme Court had on November 9 last year paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple by a Trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a “prominent” place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh.