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Two massive Shilas to reach in Ayodhya from Nepal for carving out Ram, Sita idols

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Two large Shilas to arrive in Ayodhya from Nepal for carving out Ram, Sita idols

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NEW DELHI: According to legend Sita was the daughter of King Janak from Nepal and bought married to Lord Ram of Ayodhya. Every 12 months Janakpur not simply celebrates the start of Lord Ram but additionally the marriage anniversary of Ram and Sita. Keeping the deep spiritual and cultural bond that these two states share, Nepal is within the means of sending two massive Shilas (stones) from the banks of the Gandaki river to Ayodhya which will likely be used to make idols of Ram and Sita.

“We have a bond with Ayodhya which goes back in time – it is centuries old. And it is for the same reason that we put a proposal of sending these shilas and also a Dhanush (which we will make subsequently). The two shilas are 18 tons and 12 tons in weight approximately. We have done a shilapujan of these stones and will be bringing them to Ayodhya on February 1st,” former deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Bimalendra Nidhi instructed The New Indian Express. He is a senior chief of the Nepali Congress and was additionally the previous Home Minister.

Nidhi is the person behind this whole initiative and has been in contact with the authorities in Ayodhya and Delhi for over two years now to take this ahead.

“In 2020 during the anniversary celebrations of Ram and Sita in Janakpur – the then Indian Ambassador (Manjeev Puri) was also invited and that’s when we first spoke about strengthening the cultural ties between the two nations and proposed sending a Dhanush (bow) that was symbolic of the wedding of Lord Ram. Subsequently, we proposed sending shilas for idols of the two deities,” he added.

In 2022 (between July and August) Nidhi says he had conferences with the pinnacle mahant of Ram Janambhoomi belief Champat Rai and subsequently with NripendraMisra who heads the Nirvan Samiti of the temple belief and in addition India’s overseas secretary who was the previous Ambassador of India to Nepal.

“In December 2022 we got a clearance from the government of Nepal to send two shilas and a Dhanush to India. On January 15th we did a shilapujan. These two shilas will now be loaded on a truck and first sent to Janakpur for people to do darshan and then on January 30th, it would leave for Ayodhya. We expect it to reach Ayodhya on February 1st, and I will be there to personally hand it over,” Nidhi added.

Nidhi says that they may later make an ashtadathu Dhanush too for Ayodhya that might final for a minimum of 1000 years. Nepal-India ties will likely be additional strengthened not simply culturally but additionally religiously and diplomatically.

NEW DELHI: According to legend Sita was the daughter of King Janak from Nepal and bought married to Lord Ram of Ayodhya. Every 12 months Janakpur not simply celebrates the start of Lord Ram but additionally the marriage anniversary of Ram and Sita. Keeping the deep spiritual and cultural bond that these two states share, Nepal is within the means of sending two massive Shilas (stones) from the banks of the Gandaki river to Ayodhya which will likely be used to make idols of Ram and Sita.

“We have a bond with Ayodhya which goes back in time – it is centuries old. And it is for the same reason that we put a proposal of sending these shilas and also a Dhanush (which we will make subsequently). The two shilas are 18 tons and 12 tons in weight approximately. We have done a shilapujan of these stones and will be bringing them to Ayodhya on February 1st,” former deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Bimalendra Nidhi instructed The New Indian Express. He is a senior chief of the Nepali Congress and was additionally the previous Home Minister.

Nidhi is the person behind this whole initiative and has been in contact with the authorities in Ayodhya and Delhi for over two years now to take this ahead.

“In 2020 during the anniversary celebrations of Ram and Sita in Janakpur – the then Indian Ambassador (Manjeev Puri) was also invited and that’s when we first spoke about strengthening the cultural ties between the two nations and proposed sending a Dhanush (bow) that was symbolic of the wedding of Lord Ram. Subsequently, we proposed sending shilas for idols of the two deities,” he added.

In 2022 (between July and August) Nidhi says he had conferences with the pinnacle mahant of Ram Janambhoomi belief Champat Rai and subsequently with NripendraMisra who heads the Nirvan Samiti of the temple belief and in addition India’s overseas secretary who was the previous Ambassador of India to Nepal.

“In December 2022 we got a clearance from the government of Nepal to send two shilas and a Dhanush to India. On January 15th we did a shilapujan. These two shilas will now be loaded on a truck and first sent to Janakpur for people to do darshan and then on January 30th, it would leave for Ayodhya. We expect it to reach Ayodhya on February 1st, and I will be there to personally hand it over,” Nidhi added.

Nidhi says that they may later make an ashtadathu Dhanush too for Ayodhya that might final for a minimum of 1000 years. Nepal-India ties will likely be additional strengthened not simply culturally but additionally religiously and diplomatically.