On Sunday, PM Modi visited the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, to pay respects to Ram Lalla and to inspect the Ram Mandir’s continuing construction. When PM Modi returned to the temple town for the Deepotsav festival after a two-year absence, Ram Janmabhoomi was his first trip. On August 5, 2020, PM Modi presided over the Ram Mandir’s bhumi pujan.
At the temporary airstrip at Saket Post Graduate College, where the helicopter carrying PM Modi landed, Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and others welcomed PM Modi.
PM Modi conducted the entire Vedic rites at Ram Lalla’s aarti. When the PM was conducting the aarti of Ram Lalla, Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Mandir, performed Vedic mantras. On the temple premises’ contribution box, PM Modi also placed an offering.
Following the aarti, PM Modi examined the Ram Mandir’s continuing construction. The PM was informed by the chief minister Yogi Adityanath about the work that has been accomplished thus far and the ongoing building of the Ram Mandir’s main structure. Adityanath also informed the PM about the temple’s sanctum sanctorum, which is a component of the Ram Mandir’s main building.
Additionally present were Govind Dev Giri, the Trust’s treasurer, Champat Rai, general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust, and Nripendra Misra, head of the Ram Mandir Construction Committee.
According to the Trust, PM enquired about the stones being used in building, the foundation of the temple, and the amenities that would be built alongside the shrine for pilgrims.
A representative of Larsen & Toubro, the company building the Ram Mandir, gave PM Modi an update on the progress of the project using maps and blueprints. PM Modi received a presentation on the project as well.
PM also went to under construction sanctum sanctorum of the temple and inquired about the construction work. White marbles are used in the construction work of this portion of the temple.
At the Ram Mandir’s inner sanctuary, PM also gave arti. PM Modi received a replica of the Ram Mandir from the Trust members. PM spoke with the engineers working on the temple’s construction as well.
Flowers were used to beautify the whole Ram Janmabhoomi complex for Deepotsav.
The PM visited the Ram Mandir building site together with the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and the governor Anandiben Patel.
PM Modi will attend the sixth Deepotsav later that evening, which is anticipated to set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 18 lakh earthen lamps in the temple town on the eve of the festival of Diwali.