Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Ayodhya today (August 5) and was welcomed by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other leaders.

PM Modi also offered prayers at the Hanuman Garhi Temple ahead of the foundation laying ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) of Ram Temple.

He will later proceed to Ram Janmabhoomi site to offer prayers to 'Ram Lalla' and lay the foundation stone for Ram Temple.

The ceremony began at 8 am and will go on till 2 pm. However, the main pujan will be held at 12:30 PM, while PM Modi will lay the foundation stone at 12:40 PM.

According to reports, invitations have been sent to 175 people, including 135 saints of 35 religious organisations to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Baba Ramdev,  sadhus and seers have already reached the holy site for the Bhoomi Puja ceremony.