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The 'Queen' actor, who is all set to make a film on the temple's 600-year-old journey in a recent interview noted that today's iconic moment will also be a huge episode in her directorial project.

Rupani said that this is historic moment for all devotees of God Ram. After five hundred years of penance and faith this is going to be realized today with Bhumipujan of the magnificent temple of Ramlalla.

In his speech after laying the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Prime Minister said the temple of Lord Ram will inspire and guide humans for ages to come.

"It's a very important day for us. People were waiting for many years for Ram Temple on Ram Janmabhoomi. Today that dream has come true. We are proud of PM Modi who has fulfilled this dream. This temple will strengthen peace and humanity in the country," Sonowal

"Nine bricks are kept here... these were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 2,75,000 such bricks, out of which 100 bricks with 'Jai Shri Ram' engraving have been taken," the priest said.

"Ram resides in our hearts and is an integral part of our lives. People should witness the power of Lord Ram. There were efforts made in various junctures of our history to erase our existence but Lord Ram prevails and is the basis of our culture," PM Modi said.

The highlight of the celebration was the 'Ayodhya Sri Ram Mandir Tableau' that ferried between the US Capitol Hill and White House. The organisers told ANI that their celebrations are marking the beginning of the historic temple construction that is considered as one of the holiest sites for billion strong Hindus.

"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.