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Ahead of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple here.

Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the prime minister arrived at the temple dressed in traditional dhoti-kurta.

Around 175 eminent guests had been invited for the 'bhoomi poojan' of Ram temple. Besides Prime Minister Modi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also present on stage.

Here are the highlights from Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhumi Poojan ceremony:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his speech with hailing Lord Ram on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
  • I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity: PM Narendra Modi
  • With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone's efforts temple construction will be completed: PM.
  • Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It'll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment. This temple will also symbolise the power of collective resolution of crores of people. It will keep inspiring the future generations: PM Modi in Ayodhya.
  • Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It'll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment. This temple will also symbolise the power of collective resolution of crores of people. It will keep inspiring the future generations: PM Modi
  • A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying in a tent. Today Ram janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again - that had been going on for centuries: PM Narendra Modi. Ram Mandir.
  • It is my good fortune that I was invited to witness this historical moment... From Kanyakumari to Kshirbhavani, from Koteshwar to Kamakhya, from Jagannath to Kedarnath, Somnath to Kashi Vishwanath...today entire country is immersed in Lord Ram: PM Modi at Ayodhya
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage, urges attendees to chant 'Jai Siya Ram', says, "This chant is not just echoing in Ayodhya but in the entire world."
  • Congratulations to Ram devotees all over the world, PM Narendra Modi says.
  • 'Jai Siyaram'. This call is resonating not only in the city of Lord Ram but throughout the world today. I express gratitude to all citizens of this nation, Indian diaspora across the world and all the devotees of Lord Ram on today's pious occasion: PM Narendra Modi.
  • Wait of centuries ends today, says PM.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage, urges attendees to chant 'Jai Siya Ram', says, "This chant is not just echoing in Ayodhya but in the entire world."
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing seers and other attendees on the occassion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
  • PM Modi speaks after Bhumi Pooja.
  • Ayodhya: PM Narendra Modi releases a commemorative postage stamp on the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'
  • I have been asked many times when will Ram Temple be constructed. Now, it will be constructed soon. The wishes of devotees will be fulfilled: President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das at Ayodhya
  • Mahant Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj is speaking after Mohan Bhagwat.
  • We'd taken a resolution. I remember the then RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras telling us that we'll have to struggle for 20-30 yrs, only then will this be fulfilled. We struggled for 30 years & in the 30th year, we've attained the joy of fulfilling our resolution: RSS Chief.
  • Our country believes in 'Vasudeva Kutumbakam' i.e world is our guest. This nature of our countrymen can find solution to every problem. We believe in taking everyone along. Today is a new beginning of a new India: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
  • So many people had sacrificed, they couldn't be here physically. There are some who couldn't come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should've come but couldn't be invited because of the situation (COVID-19): Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief.
  • Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the power of India's democratic values and its judiciary has shown the world that how can matters by resolved peacefully, democratically and constitutionally: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at RamTemple event in Ayodhya.
  • Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes at Ayodhya. Soil from more than 2000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 rivers was brought for the rituals.


  • Generations have passed before the dream of Ram temple could materialise: Yogi Adityanath.
  • Yogi Adityanath chants 'Jai Shri Ram' from stage installed at Ram Janmabhoomi site.
  • UP CM speaks after 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony.
  • Ayodhya: RamTemple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes. Stage event to follow shortly. PM Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel & President of Ram Mandir Trust Nitya Gopal Das will be on stage for the event.
  • Auspicious moment at 12:44:08 pm, when the brick will be laid.
  • "Nine bricks are kept here, these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2 lakh 75 thousand such bricks out of which 100 bricks with 'Jai Shri Ram' engraving have been taken": Priest presiding Ram Mandir Bhoomi pujan.
  • Auspicious moment at 12:44:08 pm, when the brick will be laid
  • PM Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat take part in 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ayodhya.
  • Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers to Ram Lalla, performs 'sashtang pranam' (prostration) at Ram Janmabhoomi site.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented with a headgear, silver 'mukut' and stole by Sri Gaddinsheen Premdas Maharaj, head priest of 10th-century Hanumangarhi Temple.
  • PM Modi reaches Ayodhya through helicopter.
  • We're celebrating 'Bhoomi Poojan' of RamMandir. After a struggle of over 400 yrs & several sacrifices, we finally have a token of justice. We thank PM: Mahendra Sapa, President (Washington DC chapter), Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, organiser of celebration in Washington DC.
  • As per tradition, PM Modi will first visit the 10th century Hanuman Garhi Temple on arrival in Ayodhya. Premises of the temple were sanitised earlier today. He will later proceed to Ram Janmabhoomi site to offer prayers to Ram Lalla & lay the foundation stone for Ram Temple.
  • This is a signature event. This event will give a glimpse of India's 'unity in diversity'. It will bridge gaps and bring people together. We all are one-'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam': Swami Chidananda Saraswati
  • Ayodhya: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat at the Ram Janambhoomi site for 'Bhoomi Poojan'
  • PM will lay the foundation stone of Ram Temple today in Ayodhya. The 'mahayagya' which started 500 years ago, is culminating today. The willpower & resolve shown by PM Narendra Modi has today made him the tallest leader of India in the last 500 years: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  • The entire world has its eyes set on India. This is a historic day to send out a message of harmony: Swami Avdheshanand Giri at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
  • India's biggest fortune that we're witnessing Ram Mandir event...To establish 'Ram Rajya' in this nation, Patanjali Yogpeeth will make a grand 'gurukul' in Ayodhya. People from all over the world will be able to study Ved, Ayurved here: Yog Guru Ramdev at Ram Janambhoomi site.


  • Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and BJP National Vice President Uma Bharti arrive at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
  • PM's visit to Ayodhya is a proud moment. We'll honour him with headgear, a silver crown & a stole with name of Lord Ram printed: Sri Gaddinsheen Premdas ji Maharaj, head priest of Hanuman Garhi
  • The Prime Minister's Office shared a picture of Modi boarding an Air Force plane. He was dressed in traditional dhoti-kurta.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Ayodhya from the national capital to take part in the Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony scheduled to be held later on Wednesday.


  • It is the Supreme Court which ended the Ram temple-Babri Masjid land dispute, paving the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the temple in Ayodhya to take place, and everyone should accept its decision, said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday.
  • Today is a historic day. This day will be remembered for long. I am confident that with construction of Ram Temple, 'Ram Rajya' will be established in India: Yog Guru Ramdev at Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya


  • In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, sanitisation work was also done at the Hanuman Garhi temple in the morning ahead of the Prime Minister's visit. Strict security and COVID-19 protocols will be followed at the temple.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Religious leaders who have arrived at Ayodhya for 'Bhoomi Poojan' say, "Today marks the end of a long struggle. It will be a historical day."
  • Iqbal Ansari, one of the seven litigants from the Muslim side in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, has been invited for the ‘bhoomi pujan’ for the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has also invited social worker Mohammad Shareef, 82, who was awarded Padma Shri this year for performing last rites of more than 25,000 unclaimed bodies over a three-decade span.

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