Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the Bhuumi Pujan at Ram Mandir construction site and shortly after the Pujan, Modi laid the foundation stone at 12:40 pm marking the 'Muhurat' that was fixed for the temple construction.
Nine bricks that were sent by the devotees across the nation were kept where Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone. Priests performed Pooja for the bricks offered by devotees.
After the foundation laying ceremony, a Hawan was performed and VVIP guests like RSS chief Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath were present at the Hawan.
Shortly after the Hawan, Narendra Modi addressed the attendees and termed the construction ceremony as historic and said Lord Ram resides in everyone.
PM Modi started the address by chanting "Jai Siya Ram," and termed himself grateful for being able to witness the history and said, Lord Rama, belongs to everyone.