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Letter to BS: Why not a digital bhoomi pujan for Ram temple in Ayodhya?

Ma­harashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakeray has also suggested an e-bhoomi pujan

Ram temple | Narendra Modi | Uddhav Thackeray

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Artists giving final touches the idol of Lord Ram for proposed Ram temple premises at a workshop in Ayodhya on Monday. These idols will be the part of the proposed Ram temple, foundation stone laying ceremony will be on August 5th by PM Modi.

Nearly 200 people are scheduled to attend the bhoomi pujan (laying of foundation stone) for the in Ayodhya by Prime Minister on August 5. Is it necessary to have a physical bhoomi pujan amid the Covid-19 pande­mic? No doubt the feelings of many are attached to this ceremony now that it is happening after a long legal fight. But we are seeing a day to day rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. On on July 26, the Prime Minister said that Covid-19 was as fatal today as it was in the beginning.



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First Published: Wed, July 29 2020. 00:05 IST