Lord Ram chose his devotee to rebuild his temple: LK Advani on PM Modi inaugurating Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir | Mint
The article discusses BJP veteran LK Advani’s reflections on the upcoming consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Advani, who led the controversial ‘rath yatra’ in 1990 culminating in the Babri Masjid’s demolition, considers himself the “charioteer” of destiny for the temple. He praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “devotee chosen by Lord Ram to renovate his temple” in an article for ‘Rashtradharma’ magazine. Advani emphasizes the transformative impact of the yatra on his political career, citing emotional interactions with villagers expressing support for the Ram Temple.
The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust plans to install the Ram Lalla idol on January 22, with PM Modi leading the event. Advani’s attendance was uncertain initially, but he is now confirmed to be present. Vedic rituals for ‘Pran Pratistha’ will precede the installation, and various political figures, including opposition leaders, received invitations, though some declined, alleging BJP’s politicization of the temple ahead of elections.
The article underscores the historical significance of the Ram Temple and its influence on Indian politics, with Advani expressing hope that the temple inspires Indians to embody the qualities of Lord Ram.
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