Ram temple trust meeting postponed due to lockdown

Ayodhya: The idol of Ram Lalla was shifted to the new makeshift temple on the first day of 'Navratri', amid pealing of bells and clanging of gongs, at Manas Bhawan in Ayodhya at 4.a.m on March 25, 2020. The deity has been seated on a silver throne, weighing about 9.5 kilograms. The throne has been 'gifted' by the Raja Ayodhya Vimlendra Mohan Mishra, who is also a member of the Shri Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust. The intricately carved throne has been made by artisans from Jaipur.

Ayodhya,  The meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, scheduled to be held in Ayodhya on April 4, has been postponed in view of the Coronavirus scare and the lockdown.

It was said that the date for ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of the proposed Ram temple would be announced after this meeting – the second since the formation of the trust. The first meeting was held on February 19 in Delhi where Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was named the head of the trust and VHP leader Champat Rai was named general secretary.

According to reports, the trust, in its second meeting, was to work out the modalities of the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath were to be among the invitees.

Meanwhile, trust member Dr Anil Mishra said that any decision on the next date of the meeting would be taken after the 21-day lockdown is lifted.