Lawmaker claims to be descendant of Lord Ram in response to Supreme Court query
The Supreme Court on Friday had asked whether the descendants of Lord Ram still exist in Ayodhya.
Adding a new twist to the ongoing litigation over the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid controversy, a lawmaker from Rajasthan has claimed that she is a descendent of Lord Ram. Diya Kumari, Member of Parliament from Rajsamand stated that Jaipur's royal family, of which she is a part, has descended from Lord Ram's son Kush and that they also have documents supporting it.
"I'm saying this on basis of manuscripts & documents we have. I said this after SC asked if there are any descendants of Lord Ram?" she told a news agency on Sunday.
Rajsamand MP&BJP leader, Diya Kumari claims that Jaipur's erstwhile royal family has descended from Lord Ram's son Kush, says, "I'm saying this on basis of manuscripts & documents we have. I said this after SC (during Ayodhya case) asked if there are any descendants of Lord Ram?" pic.twitter.com/U052PnDhtH— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
The Supreme Court on Friday had asked whether the descendants of Lord Ram still exist in Ayodhya. Responding to the apex court’s question Diya Kumari today said that the descendants of the Hindu God Ram are all over the world. She asserted that her father Bhawani Singh, the erstwhile head of Jaipur royal family, was in the hereditary line of Lord Ram and his son Kush. She also claimed that her royal family name of Kuchhwaha was derived from Kush.
The five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, which is hearing the Ayodhya case on a day-to-day basis, had asked senior advocate K Parasaran, who is appearing on behalf of 'Ram Lalla Virajman', the presiding deity of the temple in Ayodhya, to prove if there are any descendants of Lord Ram.
Parasaran had argued that the deity and the birth place both were "juristic" entities. He also claimed that the deity can hold properties and can also pursue lawsuits.
MP Diya Kumari, talking to news agency ANI, claimed that she was in a position to prove her ancestry beginning from Lord Ram on the basis of documents which support her claim. She released photographs of files which list Ram’s lineage. The documents in her possession, displayed to the media, claim that Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur city, was the 209th ruler and Maharaja Bhawani Singh (Diya Singh’s father) the 307th ruler in the line of Ayodhya king Ram.
She added that Dasaratha, Ram’s father, was the 62nd king and Ram and Kush were on the throne as the 63rd and 64th generation respectively in this line.
Claims of royal families that they belong to the Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi clans are generally taken as bids for historical legitimacy, not backed by facts.