The book ‘Ram Phir Laute’ (‘Ram returned again’) highlighting the historic and glorious journey of the re-construction of Shri Ram Mandir was released by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale, Swami Gyananand ji Maharaj, Justice Hemant Gupta, VHP’s International Working President Alok Kumar. The author of the book is senior journalist Hemant Sharma, and the book has been published by Prabhat Prakashan.
Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale ji said that Ram is Shubh (auspicious), Ram is Mangal (propitious), Ram is inspiration, and Ram is faith, and conviction. He is not Murti (idol) of Dharma, but Vigrah or Dharma Himself, Dharma Manifest; the essence, the summum bonum of life; is at its initiation, is at its culmination, or cosmic perfection.
After 14 years of exile, Bhagwan Shri Ram returned first to the royal palace, and now, after 500 years of struggle, he is returning on January 22, 2024 to the grand temple of nativity being built at His place of incarnation (Avataran). After this, Sri Ram will return to the hearts of the people. There was a movement for the liberation of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi mandir for national integration and reassertion of cultural nationalism. Ram Mandir is not just another mandir or tourist centre, but a national centripetal and pivotal hub of pilgrimage. Shri Ram’s Ayodhya means cultivation of ability, integrity, and humility and renunciation of sub-human nature, Ayodhya means democracy, Ayodhya means Maryada and dignity.
He said that there has always been a struggle for the restoration of Dharma (humanism, discipline, law, order), and it is sometimes necessary for creation. There were martial fights for Shri Ram Janmbhoomi 72 times. Every generation fought, but never gave up. People of every language, class, community and sect participated in these battles.
The story of the history and struggle of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi has been written by many writers. But a comprehensive, all-inclusive history of the movement needs to be written with wide-ranging facts, figures, documents and graphics. Such books will be inspirational for the coming generation as well as the present generation.
Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj said that the foundation of not only the Ram mandir but the Rashtra mandir and national pride is being laid in Ayodhya. Ram is our inspiration, our identity, our pride and self-respect. Shri Ram is in the mandir and also in our heart-temples and in every particle of our being. He said that now the clouds of appeasement are disappearing from Bharat. There is a renaissance of Bharatiya culture (Kulaachaar) all around. Now Ram will return to the people and Bharat will again become the Vishva Guru (world teacher).
On this occasion, special guest Justice Hemant Gupta said that even today, there are forces like Babar among us, we need to be cautious of them!
Programme Chairman Alok Kumar ji said that Ramji’s work is being done. We are fortunate that it is being done in front of us, but, in fact, we are more fortunate that we are all making our squirrel contributions in it. We will make the proclamation of ‘Krinvanto Vishwamaaryam’ (Let’s ensure refinement, grace and dignity in the world) meaningful in the world by inviting millions of families for the programmes to be held in more than 500,000 mandir on January 22, 2024.
The author of the book, Hemant Sharma ji said, “I did not have the capacity to write the book in less than two months, but the inspiration of Ram ji got it written. “Idam Raamaay, Idam na mama” (It is Ram’s, not mine). Ayodhya is not just a city, it is an idea and cultural heritage of Bharat. Ayodhya is the mother of democracy and the place of inspiration for Welfare of the People.”
Prabhat Kumar ji of Prabhat Prakashan moderated and anchored the stage at the book release ceremony organised at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.