Lucknow: The much awaited Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya is likely to begin on August 3 or 5 when the foundation will be laid on any one of these auspicious dates, a spokesperson said on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been invited for the groundbreaking ceremony.
The Ram Mandir Trust held a formal meeting for the first time on Saturday and the members opined on a possible auspicious date for beginning of temple construction.
“We have suggested two auspicious dates — August 3 and 5 — for the prime minister’s visit based on calculations of movements of stars and planets,” Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, the spokesperson of Trust’s president Nritya Gopal Das, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Govind Giri Maharaj, member of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust said, ” Our first priority is to hold the foundation laying ceremony and for this, we have invited Prime Minister Modi. We will hold the ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister. By the first week of August, the ceremony will be done,” he said.
The grand Ram temple construction will be completed within 3-3.5 years.
PM Modi had announced the formation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust on February 5.
The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict in November 20019, ruled that the then disputed land in Ayodhya would be given for the building of a temple for Lord Ram and Muslims will be given a five-acre “suitable” plot elsewhere in the district.