Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Saket College in Ayodhya, after 29 years.
Mr. Modi would take part in the grand Ayodhya Ram Temple, bhoomi pujan.
He would lay the foundation stone of the most awaited Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
In 1991, Mr. Narendra Modi, the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, visited Ayodhya with Manohar Lal Joshi, the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party between 1991 and 1993.
During the visit in 1991, Mr. Modi said he would return to Ayodhya again when the construction of the Ram Mandir would begin.
The Ram Mandir temple has been a dream since 1991 and is a historic moment for Uttar Pradesh and India.
The grand celebration of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan comes amid the COVID-19 situation.
The event was supposed to be a grand one with the gathering of lakhs of people. However, considering the COVID-19 infection, the Uttar Pradesh Government organised it with limited people and complete precautions.
All the workers, decorators, priests and others who would be a part of the event, took a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to today’s event.
Mr. Modi was welcomed by Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, while maintaining social distancing.
Right after landing in Ayodhya, Mr. Modi headed to Hanumangarhi, the seat of Lord Hanuman, 3 km away.
Following which, Mr. Modi would reach the bhoomi pujan site. The bhoomi pujan would last for 15 minutes, 12:30 P.M., to 12:45 P.M.
Some of the selected guests who would be a part of the event are: Mr. Modi, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat and temple trust President Nritya Gopal Das.
PM Modi would also plant a Parijat tree and release a commemorative postal stamp on the Ram Temple.
The ceremony will be telecast live on Doordarshan.
Stay tuned for further updates.