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Ex-Jagatguru Shankaracharya to go on fast from Dec 6 for Ram temple in Ayodhya

Press Trust of India  |  Haridwar 

Modi to take up cudgels for building a in without worrying for his government, prominent Hindu seer Monday said he would go on a fast from December 6 for the cause.

The former Jagatguru Shankaracharya said he would go on the fast at Har Ki Pauri and relinquish his body, if no step is taken for building the in by January next year.

Also the 'parmadhyaksha' of Bharat Mata Mandir here, the seer appealed to saints all over the country to join the mission for building the

"to raj hai, sarkar hai (being in power or government has no meaning without Ram)," said

"Modi should make the historic move while in power. He should not think in terms of the profit and loss," Swami Giri said, adding the saints cannot wait for eternity for this and the government should not delay it anymore.

Swami Giri had reportedly been given the responsibility by the then V P Singh for paving the way for building a Ram temple in by mediating between the Hindus and Muslims.

"A solution to the dispute was almost found during the V P Singh government but the things went wrong at the last moment," he recalled.

He said the saints and seers patiently struggled to find a to the issue but couldn't do it.

The seer's announcement comes a day after Chief Minister assured Ram bhakts in Haridwar Sunday that some good on Ram temple in Ayodhya awaits them soon.

Swami Giri said the saints were still hopeful about a to the issue and the government should extend its cooperation for this.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 22:05 IST