Ram Mandir in Ayodhya still remains a dream for many Indians. However, they can for now do with the grand Ram temple being constructed in Thailand’s Ayutthaya. Even the name sounds similar. The construction began yesterday after an elaborate bhumi poojan ceremony.
The temple trust said that the temple would help spread the message of Lord Ram outside India.
“After performing rituals of bhumi poojan, the construction of a grand Ram temple has been started in Ayutthaya. As there is a delay in the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya with the matter pending in the Supreme Court, we, the devotees of Ram, have started construction of a temple here,” Ram Janmabhumi Nirman Nyas Trust president Mahant Janmejay Sharan told PTI over the phone from Bangkok.
“We expect the decision of the top court will come soon in our favour and we will start the construction of the temple in Ayodhya, Sharan said.
The trust believes that the temple will pave way for the temple in Ayodhaya.
Ayutthaya is a historic city in Thailand
The Ram temple is being constructed on the banks of Chao Phraya river which flows through the heart of Bangkok. It is said that in the 15th century, Thailand’s capital was called Ayutthaya, which is Ayodhya in the local language.