- Title: Indian president inaugurates 'Ramayan Conclave' in temple town
- Date: 29th August 2021
- Summary: AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 29, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** INDIAN PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND ARRIVING AT TEMPORARY TEMPLE AND PRAYING KOVIND PERFORMING RITUALS WITH PRIESTS KOVIND AND HIS WIFE SAVITA KOVIND PERFORMING FIRE RITUAL MONKS AND PRIESTS PRESENTING A MINIATURE MEMENTO OF PROPOSED UNDER CONSTRUCTION RAM TEMPLE CLOSE OF MEMENTO KOVIND SEATED ON STAGE WITH OTHERS AS SCREEN BEHIND THEM SHOWS A VIDEO BASED ON RAMAYAN CONCLAVE KOVIND AND SAVITA SEATED AUDIENCE KOVIND INAUGURATING RAMAYAN CONCLAVE PLAQUE INAUGURAL AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRESIDENT, RAM NATH KOVIND, SAYING: "We have to take the values of Ramayan and its life lessons to the global community and especially the youth. Dear Ramayan lovers, Sage Valmiki (author of Ramayan) has given such a lively form to the story of Lord Ram in his epic poem that it reflects him through the verses." KOVIND AND OTHERS AT STAGE
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- Keywords: Ayodhya India President Ram Ram Nath Kovind Temple Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath
- Location: AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESC02FJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a conclave based on Hindu religious epic, Ramayan on Sunday (August 29) in northern temple town of Ayodhya.
Kovind also visited a temporary temple of Ram Lalla - the infant form of Hindu God Prince Ram- where he worshipped and performed rituals there with first lady, Savita Kovind.
Ayodhya, said to be the birth place of Ram, is going to host the inaugural and concluding event of the religious and cultural conclave, named after the sanskrit poetry based chronicles of Ram.
The conclave is expected to showcase several Ramayan-related literature, arts, and musical programs through its duration across the most populous state of the country.
The holy town witnessed a lot of turmoil over the nearly three decades starting around the time when a Hindu mob demolished a Mughal-era mosque claiming that it was built on a temple destroyed by invaders.
In the year 2019, the Supreme Court of India gave the ruling in favour of Hindus and ordered a temple to be constructed at the contested land and a separate land to be given to Muslims for the construction of a mosque.
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