From Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

Signifying the divine, ancient & historic link between Kānchipuram & Ayodhya, His Holiness Jagadguru Pujyashree Shankara Vijayendra Sarasvati Shankaracharya Svami gave specific directions to prepare items necessary for the Bhumi Pujan.
He blessed Vishesha Samagri for the Bhumi Pujan ceremony at Ram Janma Bhoomi on 5/8/2020 from His camp at Shivasthānam, Thenambakkam, in Tamizh Nadu, India.

The foremost item in Bhumipujan ceremony is Shanku. Hence the ritual is called as Shanku Sthapanam. The Shanku is made of Khadira Wood, (Acacia catechu, Karungali in Tamizh) measuring 1½ foot height. It is divided in three shapes, rectangle, hexagonal & circle with pointer in the end measuring 12 Angulams and each shape measures about 15 cms. During the Bhumi Pujan, the Shanku is placed in its designated area. Proper wood was extracted from a Khadira tree and the Shanku was carved by traditional Āchari, in a single day.

His Holiness smeared it with holy turmeric and it was kept in the Chandi Homam Vedi on Wednesday, 29/7/2020. After the Purnahuti it was taken to Mahaswamy’s shrine and Kalasha Teertham was consecrated on it. The Shanku was then taken to Shanku Pani Vinayaka Temple near Kamakshi Temple where special Pujas were performed. Legend says that Adi Sankara consecrated Shanku Pani Vinayaka and then started the re-modelling of the ancient town of Kanchi.


The Shanku was then taken to Kanchi Math and pujas were performed to it in front of Śrī Kanchi Mahaswamy’s and Śrī Jayendra Saraswathi Swami’s Brindavanam. Later it was brought back to camp and kept at Mahaswamy’s Shrine in Tenambakkam until it’s journey to Ayodhya.

2 - Holy Sand (Mruttika)

Holy Sand was collected from Śrī Kanchi Sankara Math, Śrī Kamakshi Temple, Śrī Ekamranatha Temple & Śrī Varadaraja Swamy temple on Wednesday, 29/7/2020. Mantras from Yajur Veda denoting Bhumi Suktam, Mruttika Suktam & Nakshatra Suktam were chanted by Vedic Scholars when the holy Mruttika was collected. The holy sand is stored in brass, pittalai, boxes and kept in the Shrine.

3 - Thanjavur Painting

A beautiful Thanjavur painting of Vinayaka, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Śrī Rama, Śrī Sita Devi & Śrī Lakshmana which has been in His Holiness’ Sannadhi for several months, is being sent to denote removal of Vighnas, Prosperity, Knowledge & cultural unity of our country.

4 - Engraved Plate

A plate in copper & silver with the complete details of Bhumi Pujan date followed with select quotations from Vedas & Ramayana have been inscribed. Coins with Rama’s Pattabhishekam image and details of the Bhumi Pujan event will be given as Prasadam to attendees & Trustees.

Gold & Silver coins of different sizes & inscription plates in copper & silver have been specially done to commemorate the Rama Janma Bhoomi Puja Mahotsav

The inscriptions reveal the date of the event and contain quotations from Ramayana where Rama himself states the greatness of Janani & Janmabhumi

5 - Coins & Inscription Plates

Five special coins in Gold & Silver for Five bricks denoting the following for Vastu Devatha had been specially prepared to be used in Bhumi Pujan Ceremony.

6 - Blessings for Ayodhya from Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam