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Pictures from Ayodhya showing the city preparing for the foundation ceremony of Ram Temple on August 5

Pictures from Ayodhya showing the city preparing for the foundation ceremony of Ram Temple on August 5
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  • A decades-long title suit over the site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh was settled by the Supreme Court in November last year. Both Hindus and Muslims have accepted the Supreme Court verdict over Ram Janmabhoomi
  • The August 5 ceremony will mark the beginning of the temple's construction.
  • On the day, the Prime Minister visits Ayodhya, the roads and various temples will also be decorated with flowers and over one lakh earthen lamps would be lit on the banks of Saryu river and various temples in the city.
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Preparations are on in full swing to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

The August 5 ceremony will mark the beginning of the temple's construction. A decades-long title suit over the site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh was settled by the Supreme Court in November last year. Both Hindus and Muslims have accepted the Supreme Court verdict over Ram Janmabhoomi (the birthplace for Lord Rama). On the day, the Prime Minister visits Ayodhya, the roads and various temples will also be decorated with flowers and over one lakh earthen lamps would be lit on the banks of Sarayu river and various temples in the city.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has appealed to followers of Lord Ram not to rush to Ayodhya for the groundbreaking ceremony ‘Bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram temple construction, scheduled to be held on August 5.


Here is a look at the preparations for the “Bhoomi Pujan” ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya


The “Bhoomi pujan” is an important ceremony where priests, devotees along with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of the grand Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh.

The “Bhoomi pujan” is an important ceremony where priests, devotees along with  the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of the grand Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh.
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The Ram Janmabhoomi site is given a fresh coat of yellow paint with plans to depict various characters of the Ramayana on them.

The Ram Janmabhoomi site is given a fresh coat of yellow paint with plans to depict various characters of the Ramayana on them.
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While life-size sketches of both Lord Ram and Sita will adorn the helipad at Saket College, sketches and drawings of Ramayana characters will adorn the building walls on both sides of the roads

While life-size sketches of both Lord Ram and Sita will adorn the helipad at Saket College, sketches and drawings of Ramayana characters will adorn the building walls on both sides of the roads
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Ram temple would have a height of 161 feet along with five domes. It would take around 3 and a half years to complete the construction of the temple.

Ram temple would have a height of 161 feet along with five domes. It would take around 3 and a half years to complete the construction of the temple.
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Lord Ram, his brothers Laxman, Bharat, Shatrughan and Lord Hanuman, will wear new clothes, made of velvet with exquisite embroidery and embellished with gems on the day of the ‘Bhoomi Pujan'.

Lord Ram, his brothers Laxman, Bharat, Shatrughan and Lord Hanuman, will wear new clothes, made of velvet with exquisite embroidery and embellished with gems on the day of the ‘Bhoomi Pujan'.
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The temple administration will also make available over one lakh packets of prasad' for distribution among people and devotees on the occasion of Bhoomi Poojan for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.

The temple administration will also make available over one lakh packets of prasad' for distribution among people and devotees on the occasion of Bhoomi Poojan for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
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Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square here on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony.

Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square here on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony.
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The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will be sending boxes of Bikaneri laddoos to all foreign embassies in Delhi to mark the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will be sending boxes of Bikaneri laddoos to all foreign embassies in Delhi to mark the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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The centuries-old mutt urged all the devotees to chant the shlokas from chapter 40 of the Kanchipuram Mahatmyam .

The centuries-old mutt urged all the devotees to chant the shlokas from chapter 40 of the Kanchipuram Mahatmyam .
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A silver slab, weighing about 40 kilogram, will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the proposed grand Ram temple in Ayodhya during the 'Bhoomi pujan' ceremony.

A silver slab, weighing about 40 kilogram, will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the proposed grand Ram temple in Ayodhya during the 'Bhoomi pujan' ceremony.
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The occasion will be live-streamed on Doordarshan so that the devotees across the globe can be part of the grand event.

The occasion will be live-streamed on Doordarshan so that the devotees across the globe can be part of the grand event.
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