Around 89 species of plants which found a mention in Ramayana to be planted at the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi site
Bengaluru: It’s time to rewind to Treta Yug. As per a Times of India report, the state forest department of Uttar Pradesh is planning to plant around 89 species of trees that find a mention in the Ramayana.
“It is now for the trust to identify the site for plantation,” said DFO, Ayodhya, Manoj Khare, as reported by the website.
Some of these trees include Deodar, Mango, Rakt Chandan, Chandan, Saal, Nagkesar, Dhaak, Peepal, Banyan, Ashok, Parijaat, Sita Ashok, Lodh and Agar besides other.
It is important to note that many of these trees are not being planted. They have to be imported from other states.
Presently, the place to plant them is being identified.
A note on Ayodhya Ram Mandir:
It was last year that the Supreme Court decreed that the land under question should be given to Hindus. It also asked the Central government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the temple.
Based on the court’s order, a trust was formed. It was decided that the bhumi pujan would be held on August 5, the same day as the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.
The Prime Minister flew in from Delhi, took part in the Bhumi pujan festivities. This also marked the end of 500-year-long land litigation.
Politics over Ayodhya:
As crores of Hindus waited for bhumi pujan with bated breath, Sharad Pawar, NCP chief played politics over the issue.
He had said, "We are all thinking of how to fight the battle against Coronavirus but some people think that coronavirus will be mitigated by building a temple. But our priority is to see how to improve the economy which has been affected due to lockdown."
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) too expressed its disappointment over the bhumi pujan.
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Last Updated Dec 15, 2020, 4:20 PM IST