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Prayers mark Ayodhya Bhoomi Pujan in UK

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LONDON: Several temples and members of the Indian diaspora in the UK marked the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for Ram Mandir in India with prayer ceremonies on Wednesday.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the temple took place on Wednesday in Ayodhya with Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the 'bhoomi pujan' of the temple.
With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions still in place to curb large crowds at places of worship in Britain, many of the temples continued to make use of digital media to mark Prime Minister Modi leading the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the new temple.
The National Council of Hindu Temples, a representative body for over 150 temples in the UK, claimed that nearly every temple in the country was marking the occasion in the form of prayers and kirtan.
"We have been getting messages from around the UK and most temples will be conducting artis and lighting lamps to mark this great moment," said a spokesperson for NCHT UK. The Hindu Forum of Britain, another representative group for British Hindus, has called on people to light lamps and chant in their homes on Wednesday evening to commemorate the occasion.
"In the evening to signify Bhagawan Ram's return to his very own Ayodhya, decorate your homes and light lamps and make it a poignant and memorable day," said TruPatel, in a message to British Hindus as President of the Hindu Forum of Britain.
"The decision to rebuild the divine abode of Bhagwan has brought joy in the hearts of hundreds of million devotees," she said. A spokesperson for Hindu Council UK described it as a "very momentous day for the Hindus".
"We would like to congratulate Hindus and devotees of Shri Ram on this important day of the ground-breaking for construction of Read More – Source