Bhubaneswar: The Maa Jageswari Yuba Sangathan along with Odisha Swabhiman and Bharat Raksha Manch today sent a container of water from the holy Bindu Sagar tank near the Lingaraj Temple of the old city to Ayodhya for the Bhoomi Pujan Ceremony to be held on the August 5.
Devout Hindus from all over the country have been sending soil and holy water from religious shrines to Ayodhya since the last two weeks. Holy water from the Char Dhams, Sangam, Kurukshetra and other places has reached Ayodhya and will be used in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. More than 10,000 different urns have already been received, and many more are on their way. The authorities at Ayodhya have assured that everyone’s faith will be respected and the material will be poured into the foundation along with Bhoomi Pujan.
Prafulla Swain, President of the Sangathan said that the water of the Bindu Sagar is considered most sacred as it contains a drop of water from each of India’s sacred water bodies. Anointing the ground breaking spot with this water will mean that water from each sacred river and pond has been used.
Keeping the distancing norms in place, the water was collected by Prafulla Swain, Anil Dhir and Rajesh Agrawal from the Ananta Vasudev Ghat after holding a small Yagna. The members wanted to go to Ayodhya in person, but permission was denied by the administration. The water has been sent in a sealed Kamandal by Speed Post to Mahant Nrityagopal Das, the Trustee of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra.
Swain also said that many events are being planned for the August 5, which will include holding prayers, Yagnas, lighting lamps, distribution of sweets and Mahaprasad and putting up dhwajas. In the evening, lamps will be lit in all the homes of the Old Town. A Special Cover will Ramayana Postal Stamps also be released on the August 5, to commemorate this grand event.
Anil Dhir, the National General Secretary of the Bharat Raksha Manch, said that bringing the sacred soil and water from all parts of the country also symbolises the emotional connection that the people of the country have with Lord Rama.Ram sewaks from across the nation have waited for this moment to become a reality and this step also aims to pay tributes to them.