Days ahead of the Pran Pratishtha, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Alok Kumar handed over gifts received from Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Afghanistan to the Yajman of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir, Anil Mishra.
Speaking about those who donated saffron from Kashmir, the VHP president said that though they are from different religions they expressed their happiness at the construction of the Ram Mandir.
“Muslim brothers and sisters from Kashmir came to meet me and expressed their happiness at the construction of Ram Mandir, and said that even though we follow different religions, our ancestors are the same. They said that Bhagwan Ram is one of their favourite ancestors. They handed over 2kg of organically produced pure saffron from Kashmir. I am handing it over to the Yajman of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir, Anil Mishra,” he said.
Speaking about a silk bedsheet depicting the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir that was also handed over to Mishra, Kumar said, “Silk manufacturers from Tamil Nadu have sent a silk bedsheet depicting the Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir. It is made by 10 people working together for 10 days.”
On water from Afghanistan’s Kubha river that was sent as a gift to the Yajman, Kumar said, “Water of Kubha (Kabul) river from Afghanistan has been sent for the ‘Abhishek’ of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir. I am donating this to the trust as well.”
Speaking on the gifts received from across the country and the world on behalf of Bhagwan Ram, ‘Yajman’ Anil Mishra said, “Rising above caste, creed, and language, people from across the country, are making offerings to Bhagwan Ram. No matter whether the offerings are from Nepal, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir or from aboard, all of them will rest before the feet of Bhagwan Ram. I welcome all these offerings on the occasion of Bhagwan Ram’s Pran Pratishtha. I accept these and I will send it to Bhagwan Ram’s feet.”
On serving as the ‘Yajman’ of the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, Anil Mishra said that the more one engrossed in service for Bhagwan Ram the happier one becomes.
“I am always filled with joy serving Bhagwan Ram. The more one engrosses in service the service of Bhagwan Ram, the more joyous one becomes. Everyone thought that I should sit for the puja and so I have obeyed their wishes,” he said.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of the new Ram Lalla murti will be held on January 22, which is set to be performed by Prime Minister Modi. A team of pandit led by Lakshmi Kant Dixit will lead the rituals.
(with inputs from ANI)