Ayodhya, Jan 9: The transgender community in Uttar Pradesh is filled with enthusiasm as the opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya approaches.
The 'Gaddipati' and President of the Kinnar Samaj in Ayodhya district, Pinky Mishra, highlighted the historical connection of the transgender community with Lord Shri Ram. According to Pinky, the community played a pivotal role in cradling Shri Ram, celebrating with dholak-majira, offering blessings, and accepting the 'neg' (offering).
Despite the 'neg' being declined by many, the transgender community embraced it, earning Lord Shri Ram's acknowledgment and blessings. Pinky emphasized that when Lord Shri Ram returned from exile, the community expressed their devotion, patiently awaiting his return through meditation, worship, and praise.
In gratitude for their dedication, Lord Shri Ram declared a tradition that continues to this day. He instructed that on auspicious occasions, the community should extend congratulations and blessings, accepting the 'neg' in return.
Pinky also highlighted the significant role played by Gorakshpeeth in the struggle for the birthplace, with leaders like Mahant Digvijaynath and Mahant Avaidyanath consistently contributing to the Janmabhoomi Mukti Movement.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a staunch follower of Shri Ram, is dedicated to the development of Ayodhya. Nargis, another transgender, believes that Ayodhya Dham is destined to become a model city for both development and heritage preservation under Yogi Adityanath's vision.
Guru Shanti Kinnar, witnessing the transformation of Ayodhya, expresses overwhelming emotion. She finds it challenging to articulate her joy upon seeing Lord Ram return to his palace and eagerly anticipates an invitation from the Trust. The community is optimistic about the positive changes in Ayodhya, with a shared belief in the vision of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.