Operating from their shop named after their late father Babulal and located in the city’’s Badhi Kutiyaa area, the brothers stitch clothes for only deities and seers. “My father late Babulal started stitching the clothes of Ram Lalla in 1985. He used to carry our sewing machine to the Ramjanmabhoomi and stitch the clothes with me and my elder brother in tow,” Shankarlal, 54, said on Monday.
Shankarlal said that for Wednesday, the day of ‘bhoomi pujan’ to mark the beginning of the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, two sets of dresses have been made — one is green, while the other is orange. “The clothes are made using soft material such as ‘’makhmal’’ (velvet). After all, they are for Ram Lalla who is a child. The green dress has been made keeping in mind the day-specific colour, while orange is considered auspicious,” he said.
The special dress for the ceremony has nine gems stitched in golden thread. “There is grandeur in the clothes of the Lord as well,” he said.
5,100 urns for decoration
As the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of Ram temple is all set to take place on August 5 in Ayodhya, as many as 5,100 urns are being prepared by ‘Sanskar Bharti Ayodhya Festival’, which will be placed on the pathway from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel. The urns have been prepared and are currently being decorated.
Similarly, cultural programs, artwork and paintings are also being prepared,” he added. Entire Ayodhya has been decked up ahead of August 5 ceremony.