VHP extends Ayodhya event to south India

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) About 100 holy men and their disciples from southern India will take part in a 20-day 'parikaram' programme in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh from Sunday, the VHP said Thursday.

Around a dozen holy men along with their 100 disciples from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will take part in the event that will end Oct 13, ober, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said.

The latest programme follows the completion of a similar programme by Hindu religious leaders from other parts of India in Ayodhya where the VHP seeks to build a grand temple at the site of the razed Babri mosque.