After Modi’s Ayodhya Poojan, now Nepal PM Oli announces to build a grand Ram Temple in Nepal

Recently, the most awaited moment of the past 500 years has arrived when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Meanwhile, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced that the construction of a ‘Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya Dham’ will take place in Nepal as well. He claims that the real ‘Ayodhya’ is in Nepal and not in India. 

PM Oli is adamant on the claim that the Lord Ram’s birthplace is not in India but in Nepal. He has ordered the idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman be built in Ayodhyapuri village of Chitwan district.

Oli has laid out a comprehensive master plan to celebrate Ram Navami with grandeur at Ayodhyapuri, the so-called birthplace of Lord Ram, by placing idols of Ram, Laxman, Sita, and Hanuman.

Chitwan district of Bagmati region is in the valley of Nepal. Sunauli-Bhairahawa in eastern Uttar Pradesh is about 100 km from the Indo-Nepal border. Ayodhyapuri is in Madi municipality of this district, where idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman will be built.

PM Oli said that “all the evidence that I am aware of proves that Lord Ram was born in Nepal’s Ayodhyapuri and not in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.”

Recently, on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli made a controversial statement that Lord Ram was a Nepali, not an Indian. PM Oli has announced that land will be given for the construction of Ram temple as a religious and historical place. The idol of Ram will be installed and preparations have begun to change the name of Madi Municipality to Ayodhyapuri Municipality.

However, Vice Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bamdev Gautam objected to the claim of Lord Ram to be Nepali. He said that PM Oli has claimed without any evidence.

Meanwhile, the ruling BJP also issued a statement against Oli’s statement. On August 5, Indian PM Narendra Modi went to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to perform ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ for Lord Ram’s temple. PM Modi also urged devotees and attendees to chant ‘Jai Siya Ram.

Mr. Modi said, “I believe that this grand Ram temple which will be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity. Every heart is illuminated; it is an emotional moment for the entire country. A long wait ends today”.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.