The United States of America (USA) joined in the celebrations for Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan as a digital billboard with an image of Lord Ram alongside the temple went live on New York’s iconic Times Square.
Planned by the Hindu-American diaspora in New York, the billboard displayed words ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in both Hindi and English, Lord Ram’s pictures and 3D portraits of the temple’s design.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (August 5) returned to Ayodhya after a long wait of 29 years and laid the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir at the Ram Janambhoomi site, which remained a point of Hindu-Muslim conflict for decades before being settled by the Supreme Court last year.
“India is emotional as decades of wait has ended. Crores won’t believe that they have seen this day in our lifetime. For years, our Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) lived beneath a tent, now he will reside in a grand temple built by Ram bhakts. Today, Ram Janambhoomi has been liberated,” said PM Modi.