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BAPS SADHUS TO PARTICIPATE IN SHRI RAM MANDIR SHILANYAS

August 04, 2020 06:22 PM

Raj Sadosh

 Abohar: The construction of the majestic Shri Ram Mandir, an emblem of faith and spirituality, at Ayodhya, the historic birthplace of Shri Ram, will commence in the presence of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and several great sadhus from across India.

On the historic occasion of the foundation stone-laying ceremony, 50 spiritual leaders and saints have been invited as representatives of the richly diverse culture and tradition of India. The spiritual head of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Mahant Swami Ji Maharaj, has also been cordially invited.

Accepting the invitation and on his behalf, two learned sadhus, Brahmavihari Swami and Aksharvatsal Swami, will attend the stone-laying ceremony at Ayodhya.

30 years ago, when the national movement for the construction of Shri Ram Janmabhumi Mandir began, Pramukh Swami Maharaj had sanctified the first Ramshila of Gujarat with Vedic rituals on 16 August 1989. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who had prayed for several years for the construction of this mandir, had sanctified te first Ramshila on the auspicious day of Rakshabandhan. Coincidently, on the same occasion of Rakshabandhan, on 3 August 2020, his spiritual successor, Mahant Swami Maharaj has sanctified with Vedic rituals the ‘Shri Ramyantra’ for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the mandir and has prayed for the earliest completion of the mandir.

Notably Bhagwan Swaminarayan was born in Chhapaiya village, located near Ayodhya, on the auspicious day of Ram Navami. He spent six years of his childhood in Ayodhya. He regularly visited every mandir in Ayodhya, heard spiritual discourses and even studied the Vedic scriptures during his stay here. It was from this very town that he embarked on his journey to the various pilgrim places across India at the tender age of 11.

He travelled barefoot across terrains ranging from Mansarovar and Char Dham in the North to Kanyakumari in the South. With such divine memories of Ayodhya associated with Bhagwan Swaminarayan, and his fifth spiritual successor, Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, revered saints will extend good wishes at the stone-laying ceremony on behalf of Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj.

It may be recalled that 30 years ago, when the national movement for the construction of Shri Ram Janmabhumi Mandir began, Pramukh Swami Maharaj had sanctified the first Ramshila of Gujarat with Vedic rituals on 16 August 1989. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who had prayed for several years for the construction of this mandir, had sanctified te first Ramshila on the auspicious day of Rakshabandhan. Coincidently, on the same occasion of Rakshabandhan, on 3 August 2020, his spiritual successor, Mahant Swami Maharaj has sanctified with Vedic rituals the ‘Shri Ramyantra’ for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the mandir and has prayed for the earliest completion of the mandir.

On the occasion, Mahant Swami Ji Maharaj, who is currently in Nenpur, said “As a result of many years of resolute faith, penance and sacrifice of countless devotees and various Sant-mahatmas, the construction of the majestic mandir at the birthplace of Shri Ram is going to commence. I am immensely pleased. The mandir will provide inspiration to countless generations from Sanatan dharma, our culture, values and spirituality. Countless generations will learn the supreme values and prescripts from the divine life of Shri Ramchandraji. This mandir will remain a prestigious pinnacle of the Hindu faith.

Our guru Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj and Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj constantly prayed for this Ram mandir for many years and had inspired countless devotees to participate in it. They kindled faith in all, which the Shri Ram mandir will certainly be built at the birthplace of Shri Ram. The construction of the Ram mandir is commencing on the foundations of dedication, sacrifice, and prayers. I congratulate and convey my best wishes to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India, the Indian Judiciary and to all those engaged in the construction of this mandir.

May the construction of the mandir be completed at the earliest, with unity, without any obstacles, and may Bhagwan Shri Ramlalla be installed with grandeur. Also, may the present crisis be resolved at the earliest. I pray so from the bottom of my heart and sincerely request you all to do the same, he added.

 
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