“Ram Lalla Hum Aayenge
Mandir Wahi Banayenge”
The slogan that started in the year “1985” is coming true in the year 2020. A long fight between 2 religions came to an end in the year 2019, when the supreme court gave its decision in the favor of the Hindu’s and announced that the disputed land is the birthplace of Lord Ram.
On 5th August 2020 “Bhoomi Pujan” of Ram Janmabhoomi temple took place. It happened with the hands of our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, who was also one of the many who saw this dream and was a part of this movement back then. On 5th August all the Hindus, all over the world were celebrating, it felt as if Diwali came early in 2020, as people lit diyas, burst crackers and some of them also decorated their houses.
We can’t say anything about the current situation of the country but the people who dreamt of the temple, they for sure feel
“Acche Din Aa Gaye Hai”
Though the ceremony was supposed to host many priests from across the world but due to the current pandemic situation, it couldn’t have been possible. So instead the water and soil from various holy places across the country were delivered to Ayodhya for Ram Janm Bhoomi Pujan so that the people who couldn’t attend the ceremony have a feeling that they did contribute in some way or the other.
Here are few places from where the soil and water were sent to Ayodhya:
1. Soil & Water from Sangam
Many saints from Prayagraj (Allahabad earlier) have played an important role in the movement. Hence, the leaders of VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) felt that the water and soil from Sangam i.e., the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati should reach Ayodhya for the ceremony.
2. Shardha Peeth, POK
It’s one of the most sacred sites for Kashmiri pandits, which went to Pakistan when they illegally occupied a part of India in 1947. But as it is said “Bhakti Mein Shakti” so nothing can stop a religious person from paying his/her respects to his/her god. So, the “Save Sharada Committee” managed to get the soil of Shardha Peeth from the ruins that lie in POK.
3. Soil from RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) Headquarters, Nagpur
RSS, as we all know is a Hindu nationalist, right-wing party. It started on a local level but gained popularity due to the issues that it raised related to the Hindu religion and one of it was “The Ram mandir Conflict”.
5th August 2020 was the beginning of a new world for this party as its 30 year long movements finally ended with a decision in their favor. Due to the COVID situation, the leaders couldn’t attend the ceremony, so they sent the soil from the party’s headquarter.
4. Bavra or Chandra Shekhar Azad Nagar
Not only temples but the soil from birthplaces of various freedom fighters were also sent to Ayodhya. But here is a catch, though the soil from birthplaces of Chandrashekar Azad, Birsa Munda etc. were sent to Ayodhya but there was no word about soil reaching from Sabarmati; I guess in all this preparation of the ceremony, the temple committee forgot the father of the nation, but never mind.
5. Sarna Sthals, Jharkhand
Sarna Sthals are the places where the tribal people of Jharkhand worship, the soil from these places was also taken to Ayodhya. But as we say in India no function can be held smoothly without and politics be it a wedding or grand function like this. The local politicians or we say the opposition party leaders, had an allegation that VHP is taking soil of these places because they have an agenda i.e. to make the tribal people believe that they are Hindu. Which was later denied by VHP.
6. Not only Hindus but even some of the people from the Muslim community also paid their respect
There was a man named Mohammad Faiz Khan who traveled 800 km from Chhattisgarh and brought soil from the alleged birthplace of Ram’s mother Kausalya.
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Apart from these, there were many places including Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand, Valmiki temples, Gurudwaras, Raigad fort, RSS Headquarters, etc. from where the soil was brought to Ayodhya for Ram Janm Bhoomi Pujan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech mentioned that he overcame another milestone in his tenure that was the disputed land of Ayodhya, he said that the truth prevailed and justice was delivered smoothly without any riots. But if we look back and see how this movement started; it wasn’t smooth at all.
So, the question remains that
“IS THE JUSTICE TRULY DELIVERED?”