UP: Muslim newborn named ‘Ram Rahim’ by mother on Ayodhya temple launch day

| Updated: 24 January, 2024 4:05 pm IST

NEW DELHI : On the day of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, a Muslim woman in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, delivered a baby boy on January 22. The child’s grandmother named him Ram Rahim, intending to convey a message of Hindu-Muslim unity.

Dr. Naveen Jain, in-charge of the District Women’s Hospital, confirmed the birth, stating, “Both the child and the mother are fine.” Husna Banu, the child’s grandmother, explained that she chose the name Ram Rahim to promote unity between Hindus and Muslims, media reported.

In Kanpur, 25 babies were born on the same day, with 10 girls and the rest boys, all reported to be in good health. One mother, Bharti Mishra, named her son Ram, believing it would positively impact his personality. Other mothers chose names like Raghav, Raghvendra, Raghu, and Ramendra, all associated with Lord Ram.

In Sambhal district, a private nursing home set up a miniature Ram temple inside the delivery room. Pregnant women were offered ‘darshan’ of Lord Ram before delivery. Dr. Vandana Saxena, the hospital owner, mentioned that six children were born on that day, with parents naming boys after Lord Ram and girls after Janaki and Sita.

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She said, “A total of six children, including three boys, were born in the hospital on Monday.”

Bhadohi district reported 33 births on January 22, coinciding with the Ram temple consecration. Chief Medical Officer Santosh Kumar Chak shared that many mothers had expressed their desire to deliver on this auspicious day, according to media reports. About half of the newborns were caesarean babies, with parents choosing names associated with Lord Ram or deity Sita, for them.

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Coming back to the Ayodhya mandir, on its inaugural day, the temple witnessed a massive crowd of half a million people, as reported by the Uttar Pradesh Information and Public Relations Department. It is anticipated that hundreds of thousands more will visit in the upcoming days and weeks.

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