3-D Images Of Grand Ayodhya Temple Light Up At New York’s Times Square
Marking the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, New York City saw the largest digital display of Lord Ram on Broadway. Digital billboard of the proposed model of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya was lit up at New York’s popular Times Square on Wednesday, marking the celebration of the founding ceremony or BhoomiPujan of the grand temple.
The digital display of Lord Ram is one of the most expensive digital billboards of the Hindu deity at Times Square. The display lit up at 10 am will continue till 10 pm to celebrate the laying of the temple's foundation.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ could be heard in front of the 3-D image displayed at the New York City landmark, resonating with the slogans raised at Ayodhya earlier today.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a historic event and laid the foundation stone – a first brick, made of silver – of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, paving way for its long-held construction on the site of Ram Janmabhoomi.
Ahead of the ceremony, the PM Modi visited the 10th-century Hanuman Garhi temple for special prayers. He also planted a sapling of a parijaat tree at the location of the BhoomiPujan.
Besides unveiling a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone, the Modi also released a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’.
Beginning his address with chants of ‘Siyavar Ram Chandra Ki Jai,’ PM expressed gratitude to all citizens of the country, the Indian diaspora across the world and all devotees of Lord Ram