Ayodhya: In the historic Ram Janmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya, a bronze statue of the mythological vulture Jatayu has been erected at ‘Kuber Tila’, Scheduled for inauguration on January 22, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supposed to pay his tributes to the idol before presiding over the consecration ceremony.
Jatayu, a significant character in the Ramayana, played a pivotal role in the epic. Govind Devagiri, Treasurer of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Trust, revealed that the Prime Minister will begin by offering flowers at the Jatayu statue within the Ram temple, followed by the consecration of the idol of Ram Lalla. The statue of Jatayu serves as a symbolic representation of the devotion and sacrifices made by countless devotees associated with the Ram temple struggle in Kalyug, highlighting the vulture’s selfless sacrifice for Lord Rama and Sita during the Treta Yug.
Anil Mishra, a trust member, disclosed that a mound of 5-foot-high stones has been meticulously prepared for the installation of this statue. Simultaneously, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is undertaking the renovation of the ancient Shiv temple situated on ‘Kuber Tila.’ This sacred site within the Ram Janmabhoomi premises has silently witnessed pivotal moments in the country’s freedom movement.
Kuber Tila holds historical significance, as it was the location where Baba Ram Sharan Das, a seer from the Hanumangarhi temple of Ayodhya, and Maulvi Ameer Ali, a cleric from Faizabad, were hanged together on March 18, 1858. This act was carried out by the British after suppressing the revolt of 1857, solidifying the site’s connection to India’s struggle for independence.