Bhoomi Pujan

Many political leaders across the country hailed this day as "historic". Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice of India, said that several Indians were waiting for this day for centuries.

Taking to Twitter handle, senior Bollywood actor Anupam Kher extended his best wishes to his legion of followers for the Ram Janmabhoomi Pujan.

"His character and philosophy of life is the cornerstone of Indian culture. With the construction of Ram temple, this auspicious land will rise again in the world with its full splendour. Coordination of religion and development will also generate employment opportunities," Shah tweeted.

"The kind of self-confidence we need to be self-reliant has been established now. The foundation of practice to take everyone along is being laid here today," said Bhagwat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, amid presence of Mohan Bhagwat, Swami Ramdev and several acclaimed Hindu sages from across the country. The bhoomi pujan event marked the end of triumph of India’s one of longest campaigns that resonates with majority of countrymen. Here are 7 pictures from the bhoomi pujan that encapsulates the grand event arranged for Ram Lalla virajman.

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"A 500-year-long wait for this historical day has come to a culmination today because of Prime Minister Modi. The wishes of India's 135 crore people and the well-wishers of Sanatan Dharma followers have been fulfilled," the UP CM said.

"Ram is love, he can never be present in hatred. Ram is compassion, he can never be present in cruelty. Ram is justice, he can never be present in injustice," Rahul Gandhi's tweet read.

The majestic view of Ram Lalla at the makeshift temple kept thousands glued to the TV screens.

The foundation stone will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.BJP leaders have said that devotees have been waiting for this moment and generations have struggled for it.