Construction of Grand Ram Temple Begins in Thailand’s ‘Ayutthaya’ : Abhinav Pandey
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After an elaborate ‘Bhumi Poojan’ ceremony, the construction of a ‘grand Ram temple’ was begun today by the Ram Janmabhumi Nirman Nyas Trust in Ayutthaya in Thailand, a senior functionary of the organisation said. The temple would help spread the message of Lord Ram outside India, he said.
“After performing rituals of bhumi poojan, the construction of a grand Ram temple has been started in Ayutthaya. As there is delay in the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya with the matter pending in the Supreme Court, we, the devotees of Ram, have started construction of a temple here,” Ram Janmabhumi Nirman Nyas Trust president Mahant Janmejay Sharan told PTI over the phone from Bangkok.
We expect the decision of the apex court will come soon in our favour and we will start the construction of the temple in Ayodhya, Sharan said. This temple (in Ayutthaya) will pave way for the temple in our own Ayodhya, he added.
I expect the construction in Ayodhya will start before Kumbh-2019, Sharan said. He said the construction of the temple in Thailand will establish India as ‘Vishwa Guru’ (world leader) at the intellectual level and help spread the message of Lord Ram globally.
The Ram temple is being constructed on the bank of Chao Phraya river which flows through the heart of Bangkok.
It is said that in the 15th century, the capital of Thailand was a city called Ayutthaya, which is Ayodhya in the local language.