On Monday ( August 4, 2020) the General Secretary ‘Champat Rai’ of Ram Janmbhoomi Terth Kshetra said that the invitation list has been prepared including 175 eminent guests after personally discussing with BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manhohar Joshi, Lawyer K Parasaran and other dignitaries for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Out of 175 guests, 135 are the seers belonging to many spiritual traditions. Some eminent citizens of the temple town have also been invited. The Salil Singhal, the “Yajmaan” (Ritual Patron) at the ceremony is the nephew of late VHP leader Ashok Singhal. Hindi Seers from Nepal have also been invited.
A postal stamp based on the temple designed will be released by the State Government. In the premises, the Prime Minister will plan a ‘Parijat’ (coral Jasmine) tree. The ceremony will go on till 2 pm.
Acharya Satendra Das the Chief priest of the makeshift temple said that the idol of Ram will dress as per the days. For Monday it would be white clothes, for Tuesday it would be red, and foe Wednesday it would be green, we have also kept an option of yellow and saffron clothes. He said the color of the clothes has been decided by the priest as per the day and it’s not the matter pertaining to the PMO or CM. he also added that he does not make any changes under anyone's influence.
Rai also questioned those who are raising questions on the caste of seers to which Das replied, “Seers have no caste. Once they achieve sainthood, they are above caste.”