Ram Mandir in Ayodhya victory of patience: Indian PM Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday highlighted the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, as a testament to the power of patience the people of the country have kept for centuries.
Addressing a public gathering at the Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society at DDA ground in Sector 10 in the national capital, he announced that Lord Rama's arrival is imminent, with only a few months left before he takes his place in the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
"We are fortunate enough to witness the construction of Ram Temple, and on the next Ramnavami in Ayodhya, every note echoing in Ramlala's temple will bring joy to the world. The construction of the grand temple of Lord Ram at His birthplace is a symbol of the patience of Indians for centuries. (Bhagwan Ram ki janmabhoomi par ban raha bhavya mandir, sadiyo ki prateeksha ke baad hum Bhartiyo ke dhairya ko mili vijay ka prateek)," the PM said, adding, "There are only a few months left for Lord Ram to reside in the Ram Temple. Lord Ram is just about to arrive..."
In a swipe at the Opposition parties, the PM said that the day should also mark the burning of those forces that try to 'divide' the country in the name of casteism and regionalism.
"We have to keep in mind that today, the burning of Ravana should not be just the burning of an effigy. This should be the burning of every deformity due to which the mutual harmony of society deteriorates. Let this be the burning of those forces that try to divide India in the name of casteism and regionalism...,' PM Modi added.
PM Modi also said that on Indian soil, weapons are worshipped not to dominate any land but to protect its own land.
"On Vijayadashami, there is a tradition of 'Shastra Puja' as well. On Indian soil, weapons are worshipped not to dominate any land but to protect its own land. Our Shakti Puja is not just for us but for the welfare of the entire world..." PM Modi.
Extending wishes to the people on this auspicious occasion, the PM said that the country is celebrating the festival of Dussehra after almost two months since its victory on the moon.
" I wish all the countrymen a very happy Navratri and Vijayadashami. The festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. This time we are celebrating Vijayadashami when it has been 2 months since our victory over the Moon. We know the knowledge of Gita and also have the capability to build INS Vikrant and Tejas," the PM said.
PM Modi further said the people of the country know the dignity of Lord Ram and also know how to protect the boundaries of the nation.
PM Modi also witnessed the 'Ravan Dahan'.