Acharya Satyendra Das, head priest of the makeshift Ram temple, speaking to ANI in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on Monday. (Photo/ANI)
Acharya Satyendra Das, head priest of the makeshift Ram temple, speaking to ANI in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on Monday. (Photo/ANI)

Ayodhya trust should include saints, intellectuals who are willing to dedicate themselves in service of Lord Ram: Acharya Satyendra Das

ANI | Updated: Nov 11, 2019 11:52 IST

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov 11 (ANI): Head priest of the makeshift Ram temple Acharya Satyendra Das on Monday said that Ayodhya trust should include saints and intellectuals, who are willing to dedicate their lives in the service of Lord Ram.
"The Centre should establish a trust as per directions by the Supreme Court. The saints and intellectuals shall be included in the trust. They should be willing to dedicate their lives in the service of Lord Ram and they should be self-sacrificing, not selfish," Das said while speaking to ANI.
On November 23, the Supreme Court directed the Central government to make necessary arrangements for the construction of a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya by forming a trust.
Being asked about the donations required for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said, "There are endless capitalists and devotees in our country, who ready to dedicate their everything for the construction of the temple."
"Soon after the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute, former IPS officer and member of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas Board Acharya Kishore Kunal announced Rs 10 crore for the construction of the temple," the Acharya said.
Das asserted that there is no worry on funding for the Ram temple as all the temples in the country will give donations for its construction. "The only thing we are waiting for is the construction of trust," he said.
Responding to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's announcement to develop Ayodhya as one of the top religious tourist destinations, he said: "Ayodhya will soon be converted into the smart city. People will be glad to see the magnificent Ayodhya in years to come." (ANI)

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