Hindu Vivek Kendra

Frequently Asked Questions

Shri Rama Janmabhoomi Movement

Why not build something other then a temple at the Shri Rama Janmabhoomi, say a library? Will this not lead towards a better communal harmony?

The site at Ayodhya is important for the Hindus all over the world, since that is where they believe that Shri Rama was born - a belief that has a continuous tradition of more than 3000 years. For the Hindus, the issue is not one of mere bricks and mortar, but to rejuvenate a pride in our culture and civilisation. In addition, the Hindus have made numerous efforts of getting back the site in a peaceful manner.

A Shri Rama Janmabhoomi temple can only be built at the Janmabhoomi, and nowhere else. A library, or any other similar structure, can be built anywhere else, even next to the temple. In the Hindu tradition, places of worship have co-existed with places of learning.

The reasons for having communal disharmony has an unfortunate history going back to prior to the coming of the Shri Rama Janmabhoomi movement to the centre stage. The cause for the disharmony has nothing to do with the Shri Rama Janmabhoomi movement. Communal harmony can be improved by addressing the real causes of the problem, and not by constructing a library, or any other similar structure, at the Shri Rama Janmabhoomi.