Hindu communities around the world rejoiced at the consecration of the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, India, on January 22nd. Across the United States, many public events were held to mark this joyous occasion. However, amidst the celebrations by Hindu Americans, several media outlets published misleading and factually incorrect reports about the Ram Mandir. It’s crucial to expose the false…

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The author –¬†Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana Dasa) This was a webinar conducted on Jan 18, 2024, coordinated by Jai Bansal, Ph.D., the Vice President of Education for the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) with a panel of dedicated western Hindus/Devotees on their views of the new Rama Mandir in Ayodhya The Panel consisted of Balabhadra dasa (Benny Tillman) President…

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Meenakshi Jain’s “The Battle for Rama” presents European observations from 1776-1960 suggesting the Mughals dismantled a Hindu temple at Ayodhya, later building the Babri Masjid on the site. Highlights: 1776: Joseph Tieffenthaler described Hindus worshiping a cradle and doing rituals around the future mosque site. No mention of Muslim prayer. 1799-1838: Edward Thornton and R.M. Martin noted the mosque’s construction…

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The upcoming Pran Pratishtha, or inauguration ceremony, of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024, marks the culmination of a centuries-long journey filled with perseverance, resilience, and maturity. This historical narrative is deeply rooted in Ayodhya’s significance as the capital of the Ikshvaku dynasty and the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram. The construction of the Babri structure…

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