Yogi to visit Ayodhya Today


Ayodhya, (UNI)

After cancelling his visit here on Sunday due to the death of his ministerial colleague Kamla Rani Varun due to COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath now plans to go to the temple city Today, to review the arrangements for the Bhoomi Pujan of the Ram temple, to be held on August 5.

This would be the second visit of Mr Adityanath to the temple city, after the day of Bhoomi Pujan was fixed by the Shree Ramjanambhoomi Tirath Khetra Trust.

Official sources said here on Sunday that the Chief Minister will be reaching Ayodhya, to review the Bhoomi Pujan preparation.

As the religious rituals for the Bhoomi Pujan will commence on Monday with Gauri Ganesh puja, it is expected that Mr Adityanath, who is also the Mahant of Goraksh Peth, would attend it.

During his last visit on July 25, the Chief Minister had cut short the list of invitees to 200 from over 300.

During his around 3-4 hour long visit, the Chief Minister will hold a meeting with district officials, saints, trust members and security personnel.

Mr Adityanath had already appealed to the Ram Bhakts to watch the Bhoomi Pujan at their home in TV, rather than reaching Ayodhya during this COVID-19 pandemic. He has also urged the devotees to light diyas in the houses on August 4 and 5, to celebrate the occasion.

On Friday, a team of senior UP officials, led by Chief Secretary R K Tiwari, visited Ayodhya to review the arrangements and security preparedness.

Meanwhile, the Ayodhya district authorities will seal the district borders from August 4, in view of the security drill.