As the dust settles on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue following the landmark Supreme Court judgement, Bibek Debroy pieces together various tales of the Ramayana to turn the spotlight of dharma on Lord Rama
Belief that Babri Masjid stood on Lord Ram's birthplace based on religious books, can't be held 'groundless': SC
The top court further said that 'Shlokas' in 'Valmiki Ramayan' referred to birth of Lord Ram with the planetary situation at Ayodhya.
Ajay Gautam, a Hindu priest, in his letter to the CJI, has termed as 'offensive' and 'illegal' the act of Dhavan, who was representing the Muslim parties in the case.
The reference to the pictorial map showing the exact birthplace of Lord Ram at the disputed site in Ayodhya by Senior advocate Vikas Singh, was objected by Rajeev Dhavan.
The Muslim side stated that one of the scholars had said that India is a bed of multiple civilization but now there is danger of the country becoming just a 'Hindu civilization'.
The bench asked both Hindu and Muslim parties to specify the time frame for completing the argument saying that there will not be any extra day after October 18.
They further said that in their submission on Tuesday they had only meant that Muslim parties did not challenge the Faizabad district judge's order of May 18, 1886.
On the lotus symbol, lawyer Rajeev Dhavan said that they did not make the structure a temple or part of a temple and moreover, such flowery images were also part of Islamic art.
The clan members who reached Ayodhya on Saturday and Sunday started the day by taking a dip in the Sarayu river and offering prayers at the makeshift temple at the Ram Janmbhoomi site.
The development comes a month after a five-judge constitution bench had asked one of the lawyers in the Ayodhya land dispute case whether anyone from the Raghuvansha was still living in Ayodhya.
Eight claims on Lord Ram’s legacy have been filed in the form of affidavits in the Apex Court, even as the Top court continues to hear the matter in the land dispute.
Ayodhya hearing: Lord Ram's birthplace is deity, no one can claim right over it, Ram Lalla's lawyer tells SC
Babri Masjid was demolished by right-wing activists on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya, leading to the protracted legal battle.
The hearing on the matter will continue on Wednesday.
The Karni Sena patron further said that around 10 months back, they submitted an application in the Supreme Court claiming to be the descendants of Lord Ram.
BJP lawmaker and member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari said descendants of Lord Rama were all over the world, including her family who descended from his son Kush.