New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, offered waters sent by a girl from Afghanistan’s Kabul river at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya and said that the water was mixed with Gangajal and then poured at the Ram temple construction site as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s instruction, as per media reports.
Adityanath said it had been decided that waters of pious rivers from across the world will be offered at the temple construction site, and this girl from Kabul has displayed an exemplary gesture of devotion.
“A girl from Afghanistan capital Kabul had sent water of the Kabul river to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for offering it at the spot where the massive temple of lord Ram is being built,” the chief minister was quoted as saying by ANI.
#WATCH | A girl from Afghanistan had sent water of Kabul river to PM Modi to offer it at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. Accordingly, I am going to Ayodhya to offer it to Lord Rama: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/UM7VU0leiq
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 31, 2021
“I have come to Ayodhya to offer the water of the Kabul river and the Ganga at the ‘nirman sthal’(construction site) of the Ram temple”, he says in the video.
The chief minister hailed the gesture terming it a part of her rich religious feeling attached with the Ayodhya temple. He said “(even) in such a situation the gesture of the girl of sending the water for offering at the Ram temple deserves praise”.
The state has announced that 12 lakh “diyas” (earthern lamps) collected from all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh would be lit in Ayodhya this year as part of Diwali celebrations.