Generations of Indians have sacrificed their lives for this temple. The Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya is not just any other temple, it is the physical manifestation of the civilisational ethos of Bharat. Shri Ram is a symbol of righteousness, truthfulness, compassion and Dharma.
Every region in India knows the Ram Katha through the local version of the Ramayan in their own language. There are many countries in south east Asia that revere the Ramayana as much as India does. The appeal of the Ramayan cuts across all barriers.
And yet, we had to go through hundreds of years of a legal battle to ensure that a grand temple of Ram Lalla is built at his birthplace. The Ram Janmabhoomi temple is a symbol of a culturally resurgent India.
It is the strength of character of Shri that has inspired people for thousands of years. Ramayana has not only inspired all performing arts and literature of India, it has also been the focus of arts and crafts of India, including the handwoven textiles of India.
The grand temple coming up in Ayodhya is a cause for celebration for every Bharatiya. The temple is being built from the contributions of ordinary citizens of this country. It is the temple of every Indian.
#DoDhageShriRamKeLiye is an unique idea where anyone can contribute to the Shri Ram temple by weaving two lines of special textiles being handwoven for the Shri Ram temple.
This will be possible in a ten day event being organised in Pune from 10th-22nd of December, where 25 handlooms from different parts of India will be set up in a massive outdoor setting. Any devotee can walk in and weave a couple of lines in a weave of his/her choice under the guidance of an expert weaver.
The event will also have daily talks with cultural and spiritual leaders, interviews, dance and music performances, exhibitions, heritage fashion shows, fun workshops and other events related to the Ramayana sourced from different parts of the country and the world. The event is supported by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and has the blessings of Govind Giri ji Maharaj and other dignitaries associated with the Nyas.
This is a golden opportunity for the people to explore the rich heritage of India’s handwoven textiles, while contributing to the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple. The event is conceptualised by Anagha Ghaisas of Heritage Revival Trust.
Come, let us be a part of this grand movement that celebrates the Shri Ram within us, the symbol of righteousness and Dharma!