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Ayodhya site cannot be divided: RSS chief

October 23, 2010 03:00 IST

Asserting that the disputed land in Ayodhya was the birthplace of Ram and could not be divided, saffron leaders including Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said no power on earth could stop the construction of a grand temple at the site.

"The land of Ram Janam Bhumi cannot be divided and the Mandir movement will reach its conclusion only with the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya," the RSS chief said at a function in Vrindavan to mark the 75th birth anniversary of Yug Purush Swami Paramanand Maharaj.

"It has now been established that a Ram Temple existed in Ayodhya. Majority of Hindus have been longing to see a majestic Ram temple at the site ever since the temple was demolished," Bhagwat said.

Maintaining that the temple in Ayodhya was demolished in order to demoralise the countrymen, he expressed the resolve to build a temple at the site and said it was time to begin efforts in that direction.

Blaming politicians and fundamentalists for putting up hurdles in the path of the temple movement, he said, "The temple could not be constructed since spoil-sport was played by fundamentalists and politicians," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Vishwa Hindu Parishad General Secretary Parveen Togadia rejected the idea of a mosque at the site and said a temple will be built there with the blessings of saints.

"With the blessings of saints, Ram Temple will be constructed in Ayodhya and mosque is not acceptable," he said.

He also demanded a total ban on cow slaughter. VHP International President Ashok Singhal, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, were among others who complimented Swami Paramanand on the occasion.

Modi said, "Guru-shishya parampara established by Swami Ram Krishna Paramhans and Swami Vivekananda is being kept up by Yug Purus Swami Paramananad Maharaj and Sadhwi Ritambhara."

Swami Paramanand is playing a vital role in inspiring the youth towards spirituality, he said.

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