Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan: All you need to know 

Check out some details about Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan preparations: 

Finally the long wait of Hindu’s for a Ram temple in Ayodhya is going to end as the Bhoomi pujan is going to take place now. It is the first step towards the construction of the holy shrine. 

The highly-anticipated event that marks the beginning of the construction of the temple will be celebrated on the lines of Deepawali which, in some parts of the country, marks Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya. Many devotees believe that the ground-breaking ceremony signifies Lord Ram’s “rightful return to the Janmabhoomi”.  The prayers and the ceremony are to start Tuesday morning with the worship of Lord Hanuman’s mark in Ayodhya, as he is believed to preside over the city.  

Hindus have waited for centuries to see a grand Ram temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid once existed. Last year, the Supreme Court approved the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, ending long-standing court battle over the ownership of the land between Hindu and Muslim parties.   

Around 175 people, including several top leaders, and saints and sages from across the country as well as Nepal will take part in the programme. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the high-profile dignitaries who will be present at the ground-breaking ceremony. He is the one who will lay the foundation stone for the Ram temple. 

Event schedule:

  • Prime Minister Modi, who will arrive in Ayodhya at 11:30 am, will first visit Hanumangarhi temple along with Adityanath before attending the main ceremony.
  • The PM will then reach Ram Janmabhoomi at 12 noon to pay obeisance to Lord Ram before proceeding for the bhoomi pujan and the stage event. 

  • There will be just five people on the dais, including PM Modi, the RSS chief, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust chief Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, the Uttar Pradesh Governor and CM Adityanath. 
  • The bhoomi pujan will start at 12:30 pm while the foundation stone for the Ram Temple will be laid at 12:40 pm.

Preparations for Bhoomi Pujan: 

    • According to officials in Ayodhya, a 22.60 kg brick made of pure silver will be used for the bhoomi poojan ceremony.
    • The bhoomi poojan will include chanting of mantras, and after shovelling the earth, worship of the ground and the shila.
    • Ghats of holy Sarayu River are beautifully decorated

    • Sanitation was done at Hanuman Garhi temple, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.
    • All the guests who have been invited for the Ram Mandir ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony will be gifted a silver coin as ‘prasad’
    • The Ramarchan puja will be held at the temporary seat of Ramlalla. It will be conducted in four phases. 

  • Ayodhya district was lit up with earthen lamps ahead of the bhumi pujan 

Some more details:  

  • Ahead of the much-anticipated event, security has been tightened up in Ayodhya. Along with tight security arrangements, strict COVID-19 protocol and other preventive measures will also be followed during the function. 
  • Sacred soil from more than 2,000 pilgrimage sites across the country and water from more than 100 holy rivers have been brought to Ayodhya for the ceremony.  

  • Soil from Badrinath, one of the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage and from prominent temples of Uttarakhand and West, will play a significant role in the construction of the Ram temple. 
  • The proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya will be constructed in North Indian temple architecture style and will have five domes.  
  • The construction work is expected to be completed in six months or a year.