No invite for Ram temple event yet, what next for Uddhav Thackeray? Ex-CM says | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

No invite for Ram temple event yet, what next for Uddhav Thackeray? Ex-CM says

Jan 06, 2024 04:57 PM IST

The consecration ceremony of the Ram temple will take place on January 22 in Ayodhya.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has not received an invitation to attend the Ram temple's ‘Pran Pratishtha' ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22. The Shiv Sena (UBT) faction chief on Saturday said he and his party leaders will visit the Kalaram temple in Nashik on that day and perform a ‘maha aarti’ on the bank of river Godavari.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

"The consecration of Ayodhya Ram temple is a matter of pride and self-respect. On that day (January 22), we will visit the Kalaram temple at 6.30 pm where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and (social reformer) Sane Guruji had to stage protests. At 7.30 pm, we will hold a maha aarti on the banks of the Godavari river," Thackeray was quoted by PTI as saying.

The temple derives its name from the idol of Lord Ram carved out of black stone. It is believed that Lord Ram stayed in Panchavati with wife Sita and brother Lakshman during their exile. In 1930, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar had led a protest at the Kalaram temple to seek entry of Dalits into the temple.

The consecration ceremony of the Ram temple will take place on January 22 in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath along with several VVIP guests from India and abroad will attend the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony.

‘Don’t need an invitation to go to Ayodhya': Uddhav

Recently, Uddhav Thackeray had said he does not need an invitation to go to Adyodhya.

"Ram Lalla is mine too. I can go anytime I wish. I can go now, I can go tomorrow. When I became the chief minister, I went to Ayodhya. I visited Ayodhya before that also. Yes, I have not received any invitation and I don't need one. I just have one request that this event should not be made a political one," he had said.

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crickit, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Infographics & much more. Explore now!

See more

Get Current Updates on India News, Budget 2024, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On