The North-East Unit of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) collected the holy water and soil on July 27.
Holy water and sacred soil from various temples, shrines, and water bodies from around the country have been sent to Ayodhya. Some of the other important places where soil and water have been collected are:
- Badrinath and Alakananda: Soil of Badrinath and water from Alakananda will feature among sacred elements in Ayodhya for foundation stone laying. The water was dispatched in a Kalash. The soil was sent off from Badrinath by BJP, RSS and VHP workers.
- Bengal: Holy water from Gangasagar, Triveni, and Bhagirathi will be sent to Ayodhya. Also soil from Kalighat, Dakhineshwar, Gangasagar will be sent to Ayodhya.
- Devbhoomi: Sacred soil from all shrines in Uttarakhand is set to feature among the holy elements in Ayodhya on August 5, along with soil from the temples in the Himalayan state.
- Meghalaya: Soil and water from Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills will also feature in the sacred ceremony in Ayodhya. Local Pnar tribals collected the elements and dispatched to Ayodhya on Monday. Water from the Myntdu and Myntang was also collected. The soils were collected from Syntu Ksiar, Jowai, and Nartiang. Local Pnar tribals collected the elements and dispatched to Ayodhya on Monday.
- Sangam (Prayagraj): Sangam is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers. The water and soil will be part of the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. Leaders of VHP carried the Sangam soil and water to Ayodhya.
The Bhoomi Pujan event will commence on August 5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the Bhoomi Pujan. Special arrangements are underway for the Prime Minister’s Arrival.