A special ‘Aastha’ train carrying around 2,000 pilgrims to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has been stopped in Goa.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, BJP state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade and other MPs were present at the farewell ceremony held at Thivim railway station in North Goa district on Monday night.
Sawant said that he, along with all state cabinet ministers, will visit Ayodhya on February 15, when everyone, including those who traveled by train from Goa, will offer prayers to Lord Ram.
He said that the people of Goa are grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making this dream come true.
A large number of devotees have been visiting Ayodhya after the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple on January 22.
Indian Railways had announced “Aastha Special” trains to transport devotees to Ayodhya from different parts of the country.
Tanavade said people from various walks of life will travel in this train to Ayodhya.
Goans are excited to visit Ayodhya ever since the inauguration of the Ram temple in the UP city, he added.
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First published: February 13, 2024 | 11:52 am IS