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Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir-Alia, Katrina-Vicky in Ayodhya for Ram Temple consecration Ram Temple
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Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir-Alia, Katrina-Vicky in Ayodhya for Ram Temple consecration

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Jan 2024, 10:42 am

Mumbai/IBNS: Top Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and his wife Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and her husband Vicky Kaushal flew off to Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya for the grand Ram Temple consecration, which will be held on Monday.

Bachchan, who was accompanied by his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, was dressed in a traditional outfit. He was clicked at a private airport in Mumbai.

While Ranbir was wearing a dhoti and kurta, Alia was dressed in saree.

Katrina and Vicky too were spotted in traditional attires.

Among other B-Town celebrities, who are attending the inauguration, are Jackie Shroff, Kangana Ranaut, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Ayushmann Khurrana.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the much-awaited consecration or pran pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in the north Indian city of Ayodhya on Monday, a mega religious event which is seen by many as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's attempt to launch its campaign ahead of the national polls.

From celebrities to politicians and seers, Ayodhya is currently overwhelmed by people from far and wide places who hope to witness a watershed religious event that will mark the course of the nation in the coming months. Many of them arrived in private jets for the ceremony.

A majority of Hindus claimed that the site was the birthplace of Lord Ram before Muslim Mughals razed a temple at the spot to build the Babri Masjid.

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In a landmark verdict in 2019, the Supreme Court handed over the land to the Hindu community and ordered to allot a separate plot to Muslims.

The temple site remained an issue of bitter contest between Hindus and Muslims with both the religious factions laying claim to it for nearly seven decades.

It also witnessed violence in 1992 when a mob destroyed a 16th-century mosque which stood at the site, which was built over a Hindu temple according to the court's final verdict.

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