There is no mistaking that the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement appealed to the depressed castes and classes. Viewing through that lens, one would justly regard it as a truly subaltern movement.
Lord Ram had to fight for his birth place now will he have to fight for his identity?
The Ram mandir movement is civilizationally important as it brought in not only the mainstream Hindu voices but also many subaltern voices that did not have a voice in the broader national discourse. It is after a long time that people stood up for something casting aside their caste and even religious divisions.
In a world which has already plunged into such an abysmal condition, remembering and celebrating Ram becomes the only cure. Because nothing in his life went according to his plan and he always found himself in situations which were nothing short of a nightmare.
आज न सिर्फ राम मंदिर की आधारशिला रखी जा रही है, बल्कि नए भारत निर्माण के संकल्प का वास्तविक आगाज भी हो रहा है। आज से हर राम भक्त दायित्व है कि अपने धर्म के विरुद्ध रचे जाने वाले प्रपंच और मिथ्या दुष्प्रचार का खंडन करे तथा अपने धर्म और कार सेवकों के बलिदान की शुचिता बनाए रखे।
In 1574 the Vaishnav saint Tulsidas in his writing “Ramcharitmanas” and in 1598 Abu al-Fazal also in his third volume of Akbarnama mentioned the Lord Ram birthday festival in Ayodhya. They did not mention any existence of a mosque.