Just a day after Jaipur MP Diya Kumari staked claim to be descendants of Lord Rama’s son Kush, Mewar royal family has claimed that they are descendants of Lord Rama. These claims come in response to Supreme Court’s query on whether “raghuvansh” or direct descendants of Lord Rama do exist.
Udaipur: After the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur, the former Mewar royal family has claimed they are the descendants of Lord Rama.
"It is historically proven that my family is direct descendants of Shree Ram. We do not wish to stake any claim on Ram Janmabhoomi, but we believe that Shree Ram Temple must be built there,” Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family in Udaipur tweeted.
On Sunday, BJP lawmaker and member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari had said descendants of Lord Rama were all over the world, including her family who descended from his son Kush.
The claims to having Rama's lineage have been made after the Supreme Court on Friday sought to know whether anyone from the 'Raghuvansha' was still residing in Ayodhya.
"(The) Court has said that where are the descendants of Lord Rama... Descendants of Lord Rama are all over the world, including our family who descended from his son Kush," Kumari said.
The Rajsamand MP said what she is saying is "a fact" based on manuscripts, genealogy and documents present with the royal family. Kumari said a solution to the land dispute in Ayodhya should be found soon and a Ram temple be built there by removing the hurdles in its way.
The petitioner in the ongoing dispute has sought claim over the entire 2.77 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya where the structure was razed on December 6, 1992.
14 appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the 2010 Allahabad high court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished. The Supreme Court is currently holding daily hearings of the case.
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