Three distinguished scholars of Astrology and Vyakaran left for Ayodhya from Kashi on Monday to participate and supervise in the rituals of the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’, the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the grand Ram Temple to be constructed in Ayodhya, slated for August 5.
The scholars are workplace bearers of the Kashi Vidwat Parishad, an organisation of intellectuals and scholars of Veda, Astrology, Paninian, Sanskrit Grammar and Indian philosophy. The organisation represents Kashi.
Three scholars together with the Parishad’s vice-president Prof Ramchandra Pandey, member Prof Vinay Kumar Pandey and Prof Ramnarayan Dwivedi, the Parishad’s convener have left for Ayodhya.
The scholars carried a pair of gold Sheshnag, female and male serpentine, chandan from Baba Kashi Vishwanath Temple, a tortoise of silver to Ayodhya and 5 paans of silver. These can be used throughout the rituals.
Prof Ramchandra Pandey, a famous astrology scholar, is a former dean of the college of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV), BHU and Prof Vinay Kumar Pandey teaches astrology on the division of astrology. Prof Dwivedi teaches grammar on the college of SVDV.
Prof Dwivedi mentioned that round per week in the past, ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ organisers contacted the Parishad to ship three famous scholars of astrology and Vedas for performing the rituals. The Parishad accepted the invitation and nominated three scholars, together with the Parishad’s vice-president Prof Ramchandra Pandey, member Prof Vinay Kumar Pandey and Dwivedi for attending the ceremony.
Prof Dwivedi mentioned, “Day before yesterday, we received an invitation for the three office bearers from Shri Ram Janmabhumi Teertha Kshetra for attending the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ ceremony of the Ram Temple. We left for Ayodhya on Monday.”
“Rituals of ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ ceremony will take place under their supervision,” Dwivedi mentioned.
Prof Dwivedi mentioned that soil from the birthplace of Lord Parshwanath, Bhelupur and water from the temple in a Mangal Kalash, was offered by Jain group members Dr KK Jain and Dr Amit Jain. They are additionally carrying the soil and water to Ayodhya.
Before departing from Kashi, the scholars went to the Sankatmochan Temple. They supplied prayers to Lord Sankatmochan Hanuman and left for Ayodhya.
“It is a matter of luck to witness the foundation-laying ceremony of the Ram Temple. In fact, it is a great and auspicious day for all of us,” Pandey mentioned, including that he had already accomplished preparations for the Ayodhya go to.
Nageshwar Chaurasia, president Chaurasia Samaj, and Bunty Chaurasia, secretary, Chaurasia Samaj together with different members of the Chaurasia group offered 5 silver paans to the Vidwat Parishad members on Sunday. The Vidwat Parishad members carried the paans and these can be used in the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’.