Bengaluru: A Rath Yatra has kickstarted from Rameswaram, a holy city of the Hindus. It will travel all the way to Ayodhya. A number of Hindu workers, along with BJP members are taking part in it. 

As per ‘The Organiser’, an RSS mouthpiece, the Rath Yatra was flagged off on September 17, coinciding with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

It added that it would be carrying a Bronze bell emblazoned with “Jai Shri Ram” weighing around 613 kilograms. It will also be carrying idols of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshaman, Hanuman to the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

A popular website added that Rajalakshmi Mandha, general secretary of Chennai based Legal Rights Group, donated the 613-kilogram heavy bronze bell, along with the idols of Lord Ram, Sita, Hanuman and Lakshman.

A note on Ayodhya Ram Mandir: 

It was last year in November that the top court ruled that the Ayodhya land would go for Hindus. The court also ordered that a trust be created to look after the construction of the temple. 

The court also ordered that 5 acres of land be given to Muslims for construction of a mosque, in Ayodhya itself. 

It was on August 5 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the all-important Bhumi Pujan, thereby giving a shape to the dreams of millions of Hindus. 

A little later, it was announced that the temple construction had begun and it would get completed in 36-40 months. The temple would be built based on donations from the general public. 

A note on Rameswaram: 

Hindus devotees hold the holy city of Rameswaram in great reverence because it was here that Lord Ram, with the help of Lord Hanuman, got a bridge built to reach Sri Lanka, to get his wife Sita, rescued. 

The Ramanathaswamy temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva.