Temple Trust Said on Monkey Visiting Ram Mandir: ‘Hanuman Ji Himself…’

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The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, overseeing the recently constructed Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, has shared a notable incident said to have occurred on the day the temple was inaugurated for public access. According to a post on X, the trust asserts that a monkey reportedly entered the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, where the idol of Ram Lalla is enshrined.

The trust recounts that at approximately 5:50 pm on Tuesday, a monkey gained entry to the temple through the southern gate and proceeded to the vestibule. From there, it approached the utsav idol—an older representation of Ram Lalla that had been housed in a tent before the completion of the new temple.”Security personnel stationed nearby, concerned about the idol’s safety, rushed towards the monkey. However, the monkey calmly retreated and moved towards the northern gate, which was closed. It then exited through the eastern gate, passing through the crowd of devotees without causing any harm.

The trust said that the security personnel reportedly viewed the monkey’s visit as a divine blessing, believing it to be Lord Hanuman himself coming to see Ram Lalla.

This perception is further fuelled by the recurring association of monkeys with Hanuman, the vanara god devoted to Lord Ram and a central figure in the Ramayana.

Monkeys, seen as avatars of Hanuman, have been a recurring emblem throughout the Ram Janmabhoomi movement’s history. Notably, on October 30, 1990, when karsevaks surged past barricades and hoisted saffron flags atop the Babri Masjid, a monkey perched itself on the central dome, safeguarding one of the flags from being removed after the crowd was dispersed by security forces.

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