South Korea willing to participate in the inauguration ceremony of Shriram Temple

Chang Jae-Bok (Credits : OpIndia)

New Delhi – On 12th September, the South Korean Ambassador in India, Chang Jae-Bok highlighted the importance of the Ram Mandir in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya and said that his country would like to be part of its inauguration ceremony.

(Credits : The Indian Express)

“The Union Government or UP Government should elaborate the programme of Ram Temple inauguration. We will work on that and attend the Ram temple inauguration if the Government of India issues an invitation,” the Ambassador could be heard saying in the video. He also added that Ayodhya is important to South Korea historically and culturally. As per Korean legends, an Indian princess from the kingdom of Ayodhya had travelled to Korea to marry their prince.

“In one history book, it was mentioned that the Princess was from Ayodhya. So, Ayodhya is of importance to South Korea as well,” he reiterated. He added that Ayodhya is called Ayudha in Korea. The relationship between India and Korea is 2,000 years old.

The wife of the President of South Korea had visited Ayodhya in 2018

The South Korean First Lady, Kim Jung-sook visited Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya (Credits :

Earlier, in the year 2018, the South Korean First Lady, Kim Jung-sook visited Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was the Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event organised by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh on 6th November that year. She also led the ground-breaking ceremony for the new memorial of Queen Suriratna (Huh Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya.