Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2020: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s statement over the issue of Ayodhya has created a big jolt in India. As Primer Oli accused India of creating an artificial Ayodhya by manipulating the cultural facts, not only the Indian media but leaders from politics to spiritual have come heavily against of the claim even raising questions over the bilateral relationship between the two neighboring countries.
Dasharath Chandra’s son Rama was not born in Ayodhya of India but the Ayodhya that lies to the west of Birgunj, Parsa, Oli said while speaking at a program organized to mark the 206th birth anniversary of first Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya at his official residence in Baluwatar on Monday.
‘Although the real Ayodhya lie at Thori in the west of Birgunj, India has claimed by creating a fake Ayodhya,’ Oli said adding that ‘we have been suppressed even culturally because some facts are twisted by India.’ There is a fierce debate about Ayodhya because the Ayodhya that has been created in India is not the real Ayodhya, Oli said.
‘Even today, we believe that Sita was married to an Indian prince, Rama, because facts are twisted,’ Prime Minister Oli said adding that ‘we gave Sita not to an Indian Rama but to the one from Ayodhya, which lies in Thori village, west of Birgunj in Nepal.
‘The Ayodhya lies in Thori, the sacred places where Pandit had performed Putresthi Yagya, a religious ceremony to seek the God's blessings to have children after there were no children from King Darsharath Chandra, who was from Ridi of Nepal,’ Oli said adding that ‘therefore, the King Darsharath Chandra and his son Rama was not Indian and the place Ayodhya is not in India either.’
To justify his statement, Oli added further that there would not have been possible to arrive in Janakpur to marry if the Ayodhya was there in India. How, it was possible to travel such a long distance as there was no availability of modern transport and communication systems, Prime Minister Oli questioned. Marriage between Rama and Sita might have taken place because these two places were not far from each other, he said.