PM Modi will first visit Hanumangarhi during Aug 5 Ram temple bhoomi Pujan: Head Priest

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple while en-route to the mega foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5, said Mahant Raju Das, the head priest of Hanumangarhi. Hanumangarhi is the first stop he would be visiting. Speaking to ANI, Mahant Raju Das said that they have been allocated only seven minutes window for Prime Minister's ritual prayers at the temple. "We have been given 7 minutes for the whole premises tour, of which three minutes have been allocated for prayers. Today it will be decided as to which route the Prime Minister would be coming from. The front has 85 stairs and there are 36 at the back," said Das. “We have to follow social distancing, these are the orders we have received from the Prime Minister's Office. So, following the norms, no one will be allowed to touch the Prime Minister neither will they offer him 'prasad’, head priest of Hanumangarhi added. Prime Minister is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5.