In pictures – Bhumi Poojan for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today participated in the Bhoomi Pujan to mark the building of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. His first visit to Ayodhya in 29 years, PM Modi prayed at a Hanuman temple before laying a 40-kg silver brick in Ram Janmabhoomi, at a site disputed for decades until the Supreme Court handed over ownership to Hindus last year.

The historic event marks the triumph of one of India’s longest campaigns, one that found resonance with millions in the country and abroad too/