5 August was the culmination of a 492 year struggle of millions of Hindus spanning across five centuries, as it marked the dawn of a new era.
Construction of the Ram Mandir will now officially begin after a Bhoomi Pujan was performed at the Janmabhoomi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The ceremony was attended by 175 dignitaries including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel.
Here are the five most memorable photographs which were clicked on the occasion.
The first picture is of Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaving Delhi for Ayodhya on his Indian Air Force jet. He travelled to Lucknow on the jet and then took a helicopter for Ayodhya.
The second photograph is of Ram Lalla Virajman at the Janmabhoomi complex. Prime Minister Modi later took darshan of Ram Lalla before making his way to the Bhoomi Pujan complex.
The third photograph is a still from the Bhoomi Pujan where Prime Minister Modi can be seen offering a pranam at the end of the puja.
The fourth photograph is of a billboard from the Times Square which has started to beam a picture of the Ram Mandir and Lord Ram as part of Bhoomi Pujan celebrations planned by the Hindu-American diaspora.
The final and the most iconic picture is of Prime Minster Modi doing a Sashtang Namaskar before Ram Lalla as he took darshan of the deity.
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