Saturday, August 3, 2013

Circumambulation for Ram Janma Bhumi temple.


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FORTHCOMING EPISODES/CHAPTER OF THE SRI RAMA JANMA BHUMI TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION MOVEMENT


JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT OF VEN. SWAMI CHINMAYANAND SARASWATI, EX-MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF BHARAT, AND MA. SRI ASHOKJI SINGHAL, CHIEF PATRON, VISHVA HINDU PARISHAD

New Delhi, August 03, 2013 -  Leading figures of the Sant Fraternity from all the States of Bharat came together in a meeting of the Central Margdarshak Mandal held at Haridwar on June 11-12, 2013. The meeting ran for two days and the issue of Sri Ram Janma Bhumi Temple construction determined the agenda of both the days of cogitations and its four sessions saw three action items that were prescribed by the Sant Community.   

The first action item would see the participation of the Sant Fraternity itself whereby, for the cause of national awakening, they would be undertaking a 20-day Yatra programme between 25th August and 13th September, 2013, covering the scriptural/traditional spirituo-cultural boundary of Ayodhya which is also known as the 84-Kos Parikrama. It is their view that the circumambulation of a Teerthsthan (Ford of Liberation) in the country can be undertaken at any time of the year as any time is a good time for such a purpose – this they asserted as a rebuff to those uninformed ones who hold that 'A Parikrama has a specific Tithi". This tradition of all time Parikrama has been in vogue in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central parts of Bharat for thousands of years – in spite of the fact that during the Muslim Raj it was hindered at times – but again during the British Raj it gained currency all year round – in many forms, e.g.., the famous Giri Govardhan Parikrama in Braj Mandal, Kamadgiri Parikrama in Chitrakoot, Thiruvannamalai Parikrama of the sacred Arunachala Hill in Tamil Nadu, &c. As per a tight itinerary, Sants from all the States of Bharat would register their live participation for a day each in the Parikrama Yatra. There would also be many a Sant who would cover the entire Yatra. As per the tradition, Bhajans-Kirtans, Pravachans, Sangat-Pangat, holy dips and Darshans of holy sites, temples, water bodies, forests, etc., would be the highlight of the Parikrama Yatra. During this 20-day Yatra forty camping sites for lunch, dinner and overnight stay have been fixed. The date-wise Yatra itinerary is attached hereby.        

This Yatra would also underline the point that 485 years ago in 1528 CE the Temple of Nativity of our National Protagonist Sri Ram at His birthplace in Ayodhya was demolished by an antagonist invader to undermine our national culture and he parked an offensive structure at our temple site as a statement of his victory. Ever since, in their efforts to liberate the site from foreign occupation, 300,000 lion-hearts of our country sacrificed their lives in 76 field battles that continued for 400+ years. The battle for the site in the Courts of Law also continued for 60+ years. Finally, the Allahabad High Court (Special Bench, Lucknow) gave the verdict that: "1. The disputed site is the birth place of Lord Rama. Place of birth is a juristic person and is a deity. It is personified as the spirit of divine worshipped as birth place of Lord Rama as a child. Spirit of divine ever remains present everywhere at all times for anyone to invoke at any shape or form in accordance with his own aspirations and it can be shapeless and formless also. 2. The disputed building was constructed by Babar ………….. it was built against the tenets of Islam. Thus, it cannot have the character of a mosque. 3. The disputed structure was constructed on the site of old structure after demolition of the same. The Archaeological Survey of India has proved that the structure was a massive Hindu religious structure…". The Hindu society has got this victory after 485 years of field and court battles. It would, therefore, never accept any new mosque or Muslim monument or Islamic Cultural Centre within the scriptural/traditional boundaries of Ayodhya as Ayodhya is to Hindus as Mecca is to Muslims and sure enough any such new structure would remind the antagonistic character of the Babri structure to our national protagonist and become a perpetual point of Hindu-Muslim spat.  

This Yatra is being undertaken for the cause of Peace and Dharma Jagaran and the Sant Fraternity would lead it from the beginning to the end. The world knows that the Sants are by nature Peace-loving. We would therefore request the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Administration not to either allow any obstruction to this Yatra or obstruct it themselves.  

Reminding the Central Government of its commitment given through an affidavit to the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 14th September, 1994 that read: "... If the question referred (Presidential Reference to the Apex Court –Ed.) is answered in the affirmative, namely, that a Hindu temple/structure did exist prior to the construction of the demolished structure, government action will be in support of the wishes of the Hindu community…" the Sants want that the Government should honour its word by introducing a legislation to the effect in the Monsoon Session of Parliament starting from 05th August, 2013. If the Government does not do it, then the Hindu society would take a Maha-Sankalp to express its resolve on the banks of the holy Sarayu at Ayodhya on 18th October, 2013.

In between these two programmes, the Venerable Sants from all the Southern States would undertake Panch-Kosi Parikrama along with the Ram Devotees from the South for the cause of construction of a grand temple at Sri Rama Janma Bhumi. 

- Released by
Prakash Sharma, Advocate
Spokesperson – Vishva Hindu Parishad
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Encl.: Date-wise Yatra itinerary as mentioned above.        
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Three years have since passed when the Hon'ble Allahabad High Court (Special Bench, Lucknow) gave its verdict asserting that: "1. The disputed site is the birth place of Lord Rama… 2. The disputed building was constructed by Babar ………….. it was built against the tenets of Islam. Thus, it cannot have the character of a mosque. 3. The disputed structure was constructed on the site of old structure after demolition of the same. The Archaeological Survey of India has proved that the structure was a massive Hindu religious structure…" and the Government of Bharat had promised through an affidavit to the Hon'ble Supreme Court of Bharat that"... If the question referred (Presidential Reference to the Apex Court –Ed.) is answered in the affirmative, namely, that a Hindu temple/structure did exist prior to the construction of the demolished structure, government action will be in support of the wishes of the Hindu community…" and not even the hearing of Sri Ram Janma Bhumi case has started yet in the Hon'ble Apex Court and everybody knows with the levers, handles, screws, knobs and switches of the present laws the court proceedings could be lengthened and delayed ad infinitum, i.e., without ever coming to an end and in the intervening time the Governments concerned have activated their Dirty Tricks Departments to hatch a conspiracy to put up a new mosque or celebratory monument or Islamic Cultural Centre at Ayodhya – the place of our National Protagonists – in order to reinstall and perpetuate the memories and antagonistic designs of the invader Babar. Any such move is totally unacceptable to the collective memory of the national society of Bharat. By virtue of its being the first of the seven Mokshdaayini Teerthas (Fords of Liberation) of Bharat, Ayodhya is a spirituo-cultural capital of Hindus and it is also the celebrated birthplace of not less than five Jain Teerthankars. It is to Hindus as Mecca is to Muslims. In order to bring to light the spirituo-cultural significance of Ayodhya and its neighbourhood and that of its traditional 84 Kos Parikrama (Circumambulation) in Hindu history and ethos for the Central and State Governments, the people of the country and the natives within the area to understand and appreciate it and get awakened to it, the Sant-Mahatmas from all over the country will undertake circumambulatory Yatras covering the scriptural and traditional Parikrama Paths of Ayodhya Mandal from August 25 to September 13, 2013. 


YATRA ROUTES


DATE

ITINERARY



25 August 2013
Ven. Sants ofKanpur, Jaipur Prant

Ø      10 A.M.: Sarayu Poojan at Ayodhya; Introductory and Keynote Address; Media Conference

Ø      Padyatra starts from Naya Ghaat; Walks across the Sarayu Bridge

Ø      Mount vehicles for Katra Kuti (Gonda); Prasad lunch at Chinmay Maharajji's Ashram (6 km); 03 P.M. departure by vehicles for Makhawda (Basti). 

Ø      04 P.M.: Havan-Yagna at Makhawda; 05 P.M.: Meeting; Night Halt (15 km)

26 Aug
Ven. Sants of Madhya Bharat Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. Makhawda; Rajwapur 7 kms – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Chhawni 9 kms – Meeting 5 P.M., Ramrekha 3 km Dinner (to be served by local Sants); Overnight stay; Makhawda to Ramrekha (Basti) 19 kms.



27 Aug
Ven. Sants of Kashi Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Ramrekha; Yatra via Sriram-Janki Marg Vishesharganj Bazar to Devkali Hanuman Mandir 6 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep 3 P.M.

Ø      Hanuman Baug, (Basti) 7 km – Meeting, Prasad

Ø      Back to Ayodhya for overnight stay (Ramrekha to Ayodhya 30 kms)

28 Aug

Ven. Sants of Jharkhand Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Ayodhya

Ø      Yatra via Harkara Purwa and Police Booth # 5 to Darshan Nagar - Welcome

Ø      Sarairasi 5 km –  Welcome – Return after Darshan of Dasrath Samadhi

Ø      Pura Bazar 4 km – Noon Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Pura Bazar to Bakarganj (4 km) to Maya Bazar 4 km to Dilasiganj 5 km (Welcome) to Sringi Rishi 3 km (Sorwaghaat) Night – Meeting, Prasad, Sri Krishna Janmashtami Utsav (Ayodhya to Sringi Rishi 30 kms)

29 Aug

Ven. Sants of Awadh Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Sringi Rishi

Ø      Yatra via Mahboobganj Chowraha to Vairagi Ashram Bhitowra (7 km) – Meeting, Lunch

Ø      03 P.M.: Dep., Gosainganj 7 km – Meeting, Prasad, Rest

Ø      Shringi Rishi to Gosainganj (Faizabad) – 14 kms

30 Aug
Ven. Sants of Mahakaushal, Chittor

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Gosainganj to Tikri 9 km –Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Taarun 7 km – Meeting, Lunch, Rest; Gosainganj to Tarun (Faizabad) 16 kms

31 Aug
Ven. Sants ofMeerut Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Tarun to Rampur Bhagan 9 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Sitakund Darabganj 4 km – Welcome; Bikapur 8 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Tarun to Bikapur (Faizabad) 21 km

01 Sept
Ven. Sants of Vidarbh and Indraprasth Prants

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Bikapur

Ø      Yatra via Bhagautiganj to Roorookhas 8 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Dhema Vaishya 3 km – Welcome; Aastikan 4 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Bikapur to Astikan (Faizabad) 15 km

02 Sept
Ven. Sants ofNorth Bihar

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From ASTIKAN TO Inayat Nagar 5 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M. for Adhiyana – Welcome, Janmejay Kund (Sid-Sid) 14 km – Evening Meeting, Prasad, Rest

Ø      Astikan to Janmejay Kund (Faizabad) 19 km

03 Sept

Ven. Sants of Goraksh and Konkan Prants

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Janmejay Kund

Ø      Yatra via Anjrouli Chowraha to Amarganj 7 km – Noon Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Amarganj to Govind Nagar 5 km - Welcome

Ø      From Amarganj a team of Sants shall go to Amaaniganj 4 km - Meeting

Ø      Another team from Amarganj shall go via Govind Nagar direct to Rudowli - Meeting

Ø      The Amaniganj team after the meeting shall come to Rudowli

Ø      Dinner and Overnight stay at Rudowli (Faizabad)

04 Sept
Ven. Sants of Malwa andWestern Maharashtra

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Rudowli to Rowjagaon 4 km - Welcome

Ø      Mawai Chowraha 5 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Patranga 10 km – Evening Meeting, Prasad, Rest

Ø      Rudowli to Patranga (Faizabad) 19 km

05 Sept
Ven. Sants ofSouth Gujarat and Devgiri Prants

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Patranga

Ø      Belkhara 9 km (via Aliyabad) – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Tikait Nagar 11 km – Evening Meeting, Lunch, Rest

Ø      Patranga to Tikait Nagar (Barabanki) 20 km

06 Sept

 Ven. Sants of Braj andJodhpurPrants

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Tikait Nagar

Ø      Badosaiai 13 km (Via Kotwadham, Parijat Tree) – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Ramnagar (Barabanki) 11 km - Welcome

Ø      Ramnagar to Jarwal Road 18 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest (District – Bahraich)

N.B.: Two Teams will be formed at Badosarai. One Team will go to Ramnagar – hold a meeting and return to Jarwal Road. Prasad and Rest at Jarwal Road (Tikait Nagar to Jarwal Road 42 kms)

07 Sept

Ven. Sants ofPunjab and Haryana

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Jarwal Road to Bargadi (Gonda) 11 km

Ø      Shahpur Dhawawa – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      (Shahpur Dhanawa is on the way between 
 Ayodhya – Nayaghat Bridge –Nawabganj – Tarabganj – Belsar – Paraspur and Bhowriganj

Ø      Paraspur 12 km (Via Bhowriganj) – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Jarwal Road to Paraspur (Gonda) 23 km

08 Sept
Ven. Sants ofNorth Gujarat and Himachal

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Paraspur to Rajapur 10 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      (Yatra from Ayodhya to Tarabganj – Paraspur – Rajapur)

Ø      Rajapur to Paska 13 km (Sukar Kshetra  Brahma Kshetra) – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Paraspur to Paska (Gonda) 23 km

09 Sept
Ven. Sants of Uttarakhand Prant

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Paska to Bhairon Baba 2 km - Welcome

Ø      (Banua) Bakhriya 7 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.; Barahi Devi 5 km

Ø      Umri 3 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest (Monday – Barahi Devi Mela)

Ø      Paska to Umri (Gonda) 17 km

10 Sept
Ven. Sants ofBengal and Jammu-Kashmir

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Umri to Belsar 9 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.
(Ayodhya to Nawabganj thru Tarabganj to Belsar 40 km)

Ø      Tarabganj 8 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest [Umri to Tarabganj (Gonda) 17 km]

11 Sept
Ven. Sants ofSouth Biharand Odisha

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Tarabganj to Durjanpur 9 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Nawabganj 9 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Tarabganj to Nawabganj (Gonda) 18 km
12 Sept

Ven. Sants of Chhattisgarh and Saurashtra

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Nawabganj to Rehli 7 km – Meeting, Lunch; Dep. 3 P.M.

Ø      Sikandarpur (Basti) 7 km – Evening Meeting, Dinner, Rest

Ø      Nawabganj to Sikandarpur 14 km
13 Sept

Ø      09 A.M.: Dep. From Sikandarpur to Makhowda 7 km – Meeting, Lunch

Ø      Yatra finale at Makhowda (Basti). Makhowda to Ayodhya return 24 kms.

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