A 15-foot-tall and 2.5-foot-wide Ram Stambh (pillar) has made a 1,200 km journey from Mount Abu in Rajasthan to Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya. This pillar will soon find its place at Maniparvat in Ayodhya.
Crafted by the Ashok Singhal Foundation in Mount Abu, this Ram Stambh is part of a larger plan.These pillars, adorned with carvings of bows, arrows, and four-foot brass flags, hold deep symbolism from the Valmiki Ramayana.
The foundation has identified 290 locations along Lord Ram's journey from Ayodhya to Rameswaram, where similar Ram Stambhs will be installed.
Manoj Tewari, representing the Ashok Singhal Foundation, mentioned that Ayodhya will witness the installation of four more pillars in the near future, Hindustan Times reported.
In total, 290 such pillars will grace the route Lord Ram took from Ayodhya to Rameswaram. To ensure their longevity, these pillars will be specially coated, designed to endure for 1,000 years.
They mark the "Ram Van Gaman Marg," the path Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, and Lakshman traversed during their exile from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka.
After 40 years of dedicated research, the Shri Ram Sanskritik Shodh Sansthan Nyas has identified these 290 locations.
Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust, confirmed that the Ashok Singhal Foundation will install Ram Stambh at each of these locations.
Meanwhile, to accommodate the approximately 50 lakh devotees expected to visit Ayodhya between 15 January 2024, and 25 February 2024, the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has appealed to the public for donations.
The items requested include flour, wheat, pulses, mustard oil, spices, and medicines.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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