Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of his Ayodhya visit on August 5th, will visit the Hanuman Garhi temple. The visit to Hanuman Garhi is considered auspicious.
A priest of the Hanuman Garhi temple, Madhuvan Das said,
“Without Lord Hanuman, no work of Lord Ram can begin. That is why Modi ji and Yogi ji are coming and will do special pooja at Hanumangarhi temple and then will lay the foundation for the construction of Ram temple at Janmabhoomi Sthal with the blessings of Hanuman ji.”
The Hanuman Garhi temple has a lot of faith from the general public. Every year, a humungous number of people travel to Hanuman Garhi from across the country and the world. However, not many know the story behind the temple.
The History Of The Temple
The Hanuman Garhi temple was built by Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daula. Even before that, there existed a small idol of Hanumanji where people worshipped. The story behind the Nawab building the temple goes as follows. During one of his life-threatening situations, the Nawab requested Bab Abhairam to save his life. After repeated requests, Baba agreed to save him only if he builds a Hanuman Garhi to which the Nawab agreed pleasantly.
The legend has it that when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya, Hanumanji began living there, and hence it is named after Hanuman Garh. Every individual who visits Ayodhya makes it a point to visit Hanuman Garhi as well. Incidentally, a couple of years ago, a group of Muslims arrived at the Rosa Iftar ceremony at the Mahant Gyandas residence in Hanumangarhi, and later, sadhus and mahants attended Eid Milan at the house of Sadiq Ali, a prominent Muslim leader in Ayodhya. This was the first time such a thing happened. This was done to carry forward the tradition of brotherhood that was established during building the temple.
The ground-breaking ceremony is set to take place in Ayodhya on the 5th of August.
Source: Amar Ujala