Bhoomi Pujan

The PM was also presented with a headgear, silver 'mukut' and stole by Sri Gaddinsheen Premdas Maharaj, head priest of Hanuman Garhi Temple.

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi tried to stir fresh row by claiming that Babri masjid incident will not be erased from Ayodhya’s legacy.

Fresh pictures of the Ram Mandir were released a day before bhoomi pujan, giving a peek into how grand and majestic the temple will look after construction.

The construction of Ram temple will begin in Ayodhya after the said ceremony in which various dignitaries from political and religious fields are scheduled to participate.

As per Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra general secretary Champat Rai, 175 eminent guests have been invited for the grand ceremony in Ayodhya.

He further said the entire country will witness that the Bhoomi Pujan for Lord Ram's temple will be held on Tuesday in Ayodhya. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has issued a statement on Ram temple, he added.

With foundation stone laying ceremony on August 5, the momentous task of building grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin....

Mahavir Mandir trustee Acharya Kishore Kunal said: "On the occasion of 'bhoomi pujan' in Ayodhya, 1,25,000 laddoos will be distributed under the name of 'Raghupati Laddoo'. 51,000 laddoos will be handed over to Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust."

“Simplicity, courage, restraint, sacrifice, commitment are the essence of the name Deenbandhu Rama. Ram is with everyone, Ram is with everyone,” reads Gandhi’s statement.

Three-day-long Vedic rituals, beginning August 3, will precede the main ceremony, according to the members of the Trust.