A silver slab weighing 40 kilograms will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the proposed grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, during the ‘bhoomi pujan’ ceremony scheduled for August 5.
The puja will be conducted by priests with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance as per a report by IANS. The puja will be a three-day affair that will kick off on August 3 and end on August 5.
As per the spokesman of the temple trust chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the same priest, who shifted the Ram Lalla idol to a new structure back in March, will conduct the puja in Varanasi.
After detailed calculations, 12:13 of August 5 has been noted as a precious time to lay the foundation of the temple.
Triloki Nath Pandey, the decree-holder of Ram Janmabhoomi, said that the ceremony on August 5 is ‘bhumi pujan’ and not ‘shilanyas’ which was already performed in 1989 by current Trust member Kameshwar Chaupal, during the tenure of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The official confirmation of PM’s attendance is yet to be made by the PMO.
As far as facilities go, the Mandir will have a museum that will display the archeological findings from the Ram Janmabhoomi site. Airport, resorts, are among other things to be developed over the years to make it a tourist spot.
As per reports, there are over 400 centuries-old artifacts, which are currently kept inside a 25×50 square feet shed on the site. T