Stone from Sita temple 'Sita Eliya' in Sri Lanka to be used for construction of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir
The highest decision-making body of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Akhila Bharatiya Prathinidhi Sabha has officially started their meet to elect a new Sarkaryavah (General Secretary).
Manmohan Vaidya, Sah Sarkaryavah of the RSS said that the meeting was to schedule plans for the next three years and to evaluate the year.
He said that in 1951, the then Vice President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad had said during the Pran Pratishtha of Somnath Mandir that the completion of Mandir works will be possible only when the country reaches the pinnacle of economic growth and cultural ethos. Reiterating the same he said that the Ram Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan aims at binding the entire country with the same goal.
Meanwhile, a stone from Sita Eliya, the Sri Lankan village, will be used for the establishment of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Through Twitter, the high commission of India in Colomba made the announcement.
The High Commission tweeted, "A stone from Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be a pillar of strength for India-Sri Lanka ties. This stone was received at Mayurapathi Amman Temple by HC-designate of Sri Lanka to India HE Mr Milinda Moragoda in presence of the High Commissioner."
It is believed that Sita Eliya is the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in Ramayana, the Hindu epic.