Shankaracharya demands government fulfil its promise to build Ram temple – PTI

Swaroopananda Saraswati

The Shankaracharya of Dwarka Math, Sri Swaroopanand Saraswati, said the government should fulfil its promise of constructing a Ram temple at Ayodhya. – PTI

Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati on June 2nd said the government should fulfil its promise of constructing a Ram temple at Ayodhya. “The government should fulfil its promise that hitherto could not be translated into reality,” he told reporters in Vrindavan.

“Since the matter is pending before the apex court, we expect the decision to come shortly and construction of temple should start,” Swaroopanand said.

He said Mughal emperor Babur had never visited Ayodhya and there was never a mosque at the site of Lord Ram.

Targeting the BJP, Swaroopanand said, “There is lot of difference between Ram of the BJP and Ram of seers.”

“The Ram of BJP is an ideal human being, while we worship our Ram,” he added.

Swaroopanand said […] issues like unemployment and development were “sidelined” in the Lok Sabha elections.

“The government should focus on issues like ban on bovine export, withdrawal of Article 370 from Kashmir, making holy rivers pollution free, etc.,” he said. – MoneyControl, 3 June 2019

Sanjay Raut

We will be beaten with shoes if we fail to fulfil Ram temple promise this time: Shiv Sena – ANI

The BJP, in its election manifesto, had stated that it would “explore possibilities within the framework of the Constitution and take necessary steps to expedite construction of Ram temple.”

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that people will ‘beat them with shoes’ if they do not fulfil the promise of Ram Temple construction this time.

“In 2014, we promised construction of the Ram temple but we did not accomplish it. The concluded election was also fought in the name of Lord Ram. Before elections, we went to Ayodhya with party chief Uddhav Thackray ji, we have committed ourselves to the construction of the temple and I feel this time around Ram temple’s construction will start. Because if we don’t, the country will stop trusting us and will beat us with shoes in anger,” he said while speaking to ANI here.

Raut stated that the temple will be built soon as NDA has a majority in the Lok Sabha with 350 seats.

“Now BJP has 303 MPs, Shiv Sena has 18, NDA has more than 350, what more is needed to construct the temple?” he asked.’

On May 27, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had hinted at stepping up efforts for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying “Ram’s work has to be done.”

“We have to do Ram’s work and we will get it done. This is our work. Ram lives in us, so this is our work and we will do it ourselves. Even if we outsource it to somebody, we have to keep an eye,” Bhagwat had said while addressing an event in Udaipur in Rajasthan.

RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, has repeatedly called for the construction of Ram Temple at the disputed land in Ayodhya.

The BJP, in its election manifesto, had stated that it would “explore possibilities within the framework of the Constitution and take necessary steps to expedite construction of Ram temple.”

In March, the court appointed a panel of mediators, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice F. M. I. Kalifulla, and gave it eight weeks to meet all stakeholders and explore the possibility of an amicable settlement to the contentious issue.

The panel submitted the report on May 10 and the SC is expected to take up a decision in this regard. – The New Indian Express, 6 June 2019

Ram-Nam bricks donated by Hindus for a Ram Temple at Ayodhya


 

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  1. “Everyone Wants Ram Temple”: Yogi Adityanath After Unveiling Ram Statue – NDTV – Lucknow – June 8, 2019

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said it is “everyone’s wish” that a Ram temple be constructed in Ayodhya, as he unveiled a seven-foot-tall statue of Lord Ram at a museum in the town, news agency PTI reported. In his first visit to Ayodhya after the general elections, Yogi Adityanath also offered prayers at a makeshift temple.
    The statue, made of a single block of rosewood and purchased from Karnataka for Rs. 35 lakh, is on display at the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, a government-funded museum established in 1986. It hosts works related to the Hindu epic Ramayana.

    The UP Chief Minister also claimed, at event later in the day, that the original copy of the Constitution included a picture of Lord Ram, in an apparent reference to one of the illustrations in an early manuscript, PTI reported.

    Yogi Adityanath also inspected the developmental works in Ayodhya during his visit, which comes a week ahead of a visit by Shiv Sena delegation, led by party chief Uddhav Thackeray.

    The BJP ally’s visit is seen as an attempt to pressure the government to construct a Ram temple at the disputed site.

    Ayodhya, where Lord Ram is said to have been born, is at the heart of a decades-old dispute involving the site where the 16th-century Babri mosque stood before it was razed in 1992 by Hindu activists. The activists believed that it was built on the ruins of an ancient temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram. In riots following the mosque demolition, 2,000 people died across the country.

    The Supreme Court had referred the decades-old Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute for mediation and set up the panel, headed by former Supreme Court judge FM Kalifulla. The panel has been tasked by the court to hold consultations to explore a potential avenue for an amicable settlement. The mediation panel has been given time till August 15 by the Supreme Court to come up with a solution.

    Last year, the Uttar Pradesh government announced a project to build a Ram statue on the banks of the Sarayu river, expected to measure 221 metres – topping even the famed freedom movement icon Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

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  2. Careful! Sw. Swaroopananda has always been an agent of Congress party! This time he might be right but the motive might be to sow unrest to let Congress appear as peace doves.

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  3. Subramanian Swamy

    Allocate Ayodhya land for Ram temple construction: Subramanian Swamy writes to PM Modi – MoneyControl – PTI – June 3, 2019

    BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate land in Ayodhya for building the Ram temple and also declare the Ram Setu a national heritage monument.

    In a letter to Modi, Swamy said the government required no permission from the Supreme Court to allocate land for constructing the temple as it was taken over by former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao’s dispensation in 1993.

    The Ayodhya land dispute is pending in the Supreme Court.

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