Bhagawan Sri Ram, King of Ayodhya, Scion of Ishvaku, roamed the Aryavartha circa more than 7000 years ago. Kaushalyanandana known for his Principles, is a beloved son of Dasharatha and Kaushalya. A Warrior undefeated, who took a 14 year exile in the forest along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman facing many hurdles and emerging Victorious, A tale which is very well aware by every Indian.
So, as we see the beginning of a Grand temple at the birthplace of Prabhu Sri Ram which is the result of the faith the billion Hindus carry. Faith can move the mountains as they say, today we witness the struggle of five centuries, the persistence of the devotees, the perseverance of Hindus.
In this moment of victory, we should not forget that despite Hindus being a majority in this land could not have achieved this feat without a million sacrifices made by section of devotees of Sri Ram. One should not forget that for Dharma to stand the war was inevitable. Neither when Krishna tried his best to negotiate peace with the Kauravas before the Kurukshethra nor when Angada took the message of Prabhu Ram to Raavan, was successful but they both were humiliated. The war had to commence to defeat the evil and establish Dharma once again.
The struggle of Ram Mandir today is no different, numerous negotiations took place to hand over this very sacred site of Hindus but they left no stone unturned to stop the construction of Mandir. So we fought, refused to give up, faced hurdles, our warriors bled, generations passed, environments changed, jurisdictions altered but the echo of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ never dissipated. The reins of responsibility went from hand to hand, the battle turf was never the same but our motto was crystal clear.
Today as we celebrate the beginning of construction of Mandir, we honor those whose contribution may be as little as the Squirrel’s effort while building the Ram Sethu or as big as the Sanjeevni hill the mighty Hanuman carried.
Jai Shree Ram.