The city saw decorations and lighting of diyas apart from bursting of crackers to celebrate the occasion.

Ayodhya basks in Diwali-like glow after temple ceremony

Diwali-like scenes had been witnessed in Ayodhya as fireworks and earthen lamps lit up the temple city on Wednesday night after bhoomi pujan for the Ram temple was carried out earlier within the day.

The basis laying ceremony marked a brand new starting and the top of a bitter previous, locals mentioned. People throughout all sections of the society mentioned they felt development of Ram temple would carry growth not solely to Ayodhya but additionally to the adjoining areas.

After sundown, Ayodhya’s skyline was aglow with fireworks. All homes had been illuminated with earthen lamps, candles and rangoli. Temples throughout the city had been adorned.

The total Ram Janmabhoomi campus and Hanuman Garhi temple shimmered within the mild of earthen lamps.

The majestic Ram Ki Paidi ghat on the Saryu riverbank regarded splendid when over a lakh earthen lamps had been lit. Students of the Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University and volunteers of a number of organisations labored arduous to mild earthen lamps on the ghat and make the night particular. The stairs of the ghat had been adorned too.

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Locals thronged to the ghat to be part of the celebrations.

Dashrath Mahal, Kanak Bhawan, Rang Mahal and different outstanding locations related to Lord Ram had been additionally illuminated.

Locals burst hearth crackers on roof-tops, streets and in slim lanes, greeting one another with ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

“Bhoomi pujan of Ram temple is a new beginning for us and the end of a bitter past. We are hopeful that Ram temple will also bring development to Ayodhya and its adjoining districts,” mentioned Sujeet Bahadur, aged round 65. Bahadur is a resident of Rakibganj space of the temple city.

Hari Shanker Soni, 50, who runs a small jewelry store at Babu Bazar, was additionally optimistic about potential growth of Ayodhya.

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“Ram temple will bring development to Ayodhya. Now, devotees from all across the county will come to Ayodhya. More footfalls will ensure more economic activity,” mentioned Soni.

Muslims of Ayodhya had been additionally optimistic.

Iqbal Ansari, a Muslim litigant in Ayodhya title go well with, mentioned: “After the Supreme Court verdict in favour of Ram temple, the dispute is over. I will honour the court verdict.”

Ansari had disassociated himself with the Babri Masjid Action Committee’s resolution to file a overview petition in Supreme Court in opposition to its November 9, 2019, judgment within the Ayodhya title go well with. The Supreme Court had rejected the overview petition.

Ansari attended the bhoomi pujan ceremony on the invitation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

“Lord Ram belongs to everyone. Ram temple will also bring overall development to Ayodhya,” mentioned Ansari.

Athar Jamal, 25, of Tedi Bazar, who’s learning in Saket PG Degree College, mentioned: “The younger generation in Ayodhya wants development. Now, with construction of Ram temple, I think big companies will also set up their offices in Ayodhya, generating job opportunities for youths.”

Jamal’s good friend Amzad Ali needs to begin his personal enterprise.

“I want to do my own business. In the coming days, Ayodhya will witness a lot of activity. I am unable to decide what business I should do. But I will not seek a job. Instead, I will run my own business,” mentioned Ali.