No fear and terror could shake resolve to build Ram temple in Ayodhya: Shah

New Delhi: Emphasising that the wait and promise of five centuries was fulfilled on Monday with the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Home Minister Amit Shah said many generations sacrificed so much waiting for this moment, but no “fear and terror” could shake the resolve to build the temple again at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi.

In a message on ‘X’, Shah said that today, this resolve has been fulfilled under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for this, he expressed his gratitude to him from the bottom of his heart.

“On this auspicious day, I also pay my respects to all those great men who kept this struggle and determination alive for centuries, endured many insults and tortures, but did not leave the path of religion,” he said.

Shah paid his respects to “all those great men who kept this struggle and determination alive for centuries, endured many insults and tortures, but did not leave the path of religion”.

He added that the struggle of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, thousands of great saints and many others “has yielded a pleasant and successful result”. The Home Minister also said that the grand Ayodhya temple will remain “a unique symbol of the eternal and imperishable Sanatan culture for ages”.

Shah visited the Birla Temple in Delhi to mark the occasion on Monday.

BJP national president JP Nadda, who too was in Delhi, posted on X about how fortunate people were to witness today’s event, and urged everyone to “dedicate ourselves to the ideals and life values of Lord Shri Ram”.

“After more than 500 years of continuous struggle, today’s holy moment is emotional. Lord Shri Ram Lalla has been consecrated in the religious city of Shri Ayodhya Dham as per the rituals. It is the utmost good fortune of our generation that we are witnesses of this moment,” he posted.

Nadda also thanked Pm Narendra Modi for “performing his duties by following the strict rules and regulations for 11 days continuously. Today, every village, city, country, foreign country, the entire world is happy with Shri Ayodhya ji”.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who attended a ‘keerthana’ recitation at Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, highlighted the connection between the two cities.

“Kanchipuram, like Ayodhya, is considered to be one of the seven ‘Moksha Nagaris’. The connection between Kanchipuram and Ayodhya is also mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana and Garuda Purana,” said the FM.

She also praised ‘keerthanas’ of composers such as Thyagaraja, Sadasiva Brahmendra, Arunachala Kavi, Bhadrachala Ramadasu, Annamacharya and Purandara Dasa, as well as verses from the epic Silappathikaram, in Kanchipuram.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took the blessings at Shri Ram Temple in Zingabai Takli in Nagpur.

Meanwhile, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari called the event in Ayodhya a “supernatural moment”.