Nabadwip, July 24: Members of Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday sent sacred water of Bhagirathi river stream and earth of the holy Vaishnab hub Nabadwip Dham to Ayodhya to contribute the two to the laying of the foundation of the proposed Ram Temple slated for August 5.
VHP’s Nadia North unit organized a yajna at an Aashram located in Prachin Mayapur Mandalpara of the town on Friday morning and arranged to send the sacred water and soil, collected earlier in a packed container to Ayodhya so that those are used in the foundation laying programme for the much-awaited temple. The organization also simultaneously sent holy earth and river water from Tarapith.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5. The coveted programme will be attended by only about 200 devotees and dignitaries due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation ensuring safe distancing. The programme will be thoroughly monitored by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra.
VHP’s Nadia secretary Pradip Pramanik said, “Ram temple is being built with best wishes of the people across the globe. To ensure unhindered execution of work we today offered puja and performed the yajna in the name of Lord Sri Ram. The sacred water of Bhagirathi and earth of Nabadwip were also offered in the puja, which are being taken to Ayodhya where the Ram temple is all set to come up”.
“It is a matter of great honor for us that the sacred water and earth of holy Vaishnab hub Nabadwip will be used in the laying of the foundation of the Ram Temple. We have planned to contribute the soil and water of the holy places like Nabadwip and Tarapith from our religious faith”, Pramanik added.
VHP sources said that the proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be having three floors with an overall height of 161 ft and width of 140 ft The floors will be supported by 318 pillars. The temple has been designed by renowned architect Nikhil Sompura.
VHP sources said that on August 5, before laying the foundation stone Ram Temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer his prayers to Lord Sri Ram and to Lord Hanumana at Garhi temple in Ayodhya town.