Bengaluru: As the entire nation waits anxiously for the bhumi puja of Ayodhya Ram temple to take place on August 5 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two most senior leaders of BJP – LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi – will take part in the event through a videoconferencing. 

Earlier, it was reported that the two leaders would travel to Ayodhya but due to the coronavirus threat, there has been a change in the plan. 

It might be recalled that on July 23 and 24, the CBI special court had recorded their statements in relation to the 1992 Babri demolition case. Both have denied all charges levelled against them. 

Ayodhya all decked-up 

The temple city of Ayodhya wears a festive look as it has been given a saffron bath. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath himself is overseeing the preparations. 

Fool-proof security for PM

Security has been tightened for PM Modi’s visit after there were inputs from the intelligence agencies that there could be a terrorist attack. Checking is being conducted at the city borders. Modi will land on the helipad made at Saket Degree college.

The path that Modi will take on his way to Hanumangarhi, the houses on both sides of that road have been painted yellow and the pictures related to Ram Katha are being readied. One lakh packets of Prasad of four ladoos each will be distributed. 

Celebrations across the globe 

Reports add that Hindu community in North America will be celebrating the event. Several temples will hold prayers on the occasion. 

At Times Square in New York, huge billboards will telecast the event live. 

It was last November that the Supreme Court of India ruled the land in favour of Hindus. A trust was formed to oversee the construction of the temple. After several consultations, August 5 was decided as the day of the bhumi puja.