New Delhi: The Bhoomi puja (groundbreaking ceremony) for the Ayodhya Ram Temple will happen on August 5 (Wednesday). The construction work for the Ram Mandir will begin on that day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited for the event. PM Modi will lay a silver brick in the temple foundation . The brick weighs 22.6 kg and is worth Rs 15 lakh. The picture of the silver brick is going viral on social media.
What is inscribed on the brick? 
PM Modi’s full name has been inscribed on the brick. Along with PM Modi’s name, the date and time of bhumi puja have also been inscribed on the brick. The weight of the brick is also mentioned on it.
200 dignitaries invited
200 people have been invited for the event in Ayodhya. Social distancing norms will be followed during the ceremony. It is being said that along with PM Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani, 150 others have been invited.
Supply of soil and water starts

The supply of soil and water from holy sites for Ram Janam Bhoomi has started. According to Kameshwar Choupal, a member of Ram Janam Bhoomi Trust, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, devotees cannot visit Ayodhya but are sending water and soil packets via speed post.