AYODHYA, INDIA : PM Modi in Ayodhya presides over the Grand Pran Pratistha ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the consecration ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, marking the installation of Lord Ram’s idol at his birthplace after years of eager anticipation. Here are the latest updates about the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
PM Modi Presides Over Historic Ram Mandir Ritual in Ayodhya Unveiling the Grand Mandir
The main shrine where Lord Ram’s murti was placed consists of three imposing, intricately carved floors made from carved pink sandstone. Walls and pillars depict Hindu gods and goddesses. The sprawling complex includes 5 ritual halls, an ancient well, a Kamal Nabh garden and restored Shiv temple. The 67-acre complex took 2 days to clean ahead of the event.
PM Modi’s Passionate Speech
In an emotional speech, PM Modi thanked Ram devotees for their patience and hard work in enabling the grand temple materialize after centuries of setbacks. He called for expanding the collective consciousness from devotion in Ram to total dedication towards India’s progress through hard work and unity.
Ayodhya: The Birthplace of Ram in Popular Memory
The holy city of Ayodhya is located in Uttar Pradesh, around 600 km away from the capital New Delhi, on the banks of river Saryu, known as the cradle of India’s ancient Suryavanshi civilization.
Ayodhya is deeply linked to Lord Ram, the epic deity-king, in the popular imagination. Over the centuries, it has been centre of faith for Hindus who believe Lord Ram was born here.
Nation Rejoices and Celebrates
The once-in-a-lifetime public participation around Ram Mandir ceremony has united citizens across ethnic, regional and religious barriers. From chanting “Jai Shree Ram” to making rangolis and lighting diyas – Ayodhya’s festivities were echoed across Indian towns, villages and metros indicating Lord Ram’s universal appeal.
Thus, the consecration rituals conducted by head priests amidst Vedic hymns had the entire nation riveted in this symbolic fruition of centuries of unwavering conviction in Lord Ram and his eternal values of compassion, courage and ethical governance – inspiring posterity to emulate his model Ram Rajya.
600 km from Delhi
The holy city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, lies 600 km east of India’s capital New Delhi, on the banks of the Sarayu river. Its origins trace back to the ancient Suryavanshi civilization. This historical temple town is deeply interwoven in Hindu culture as the birthplace of Lord Ram.
For generations, Hindus have revered Ayodhya as a preeminent place of faith and the earthly manifestation of Lord Ram. The new mandir at Ram Janmabhoomi celebrates the deity’s enduring presence where he is believed to have incarnated.
Intricate Shrine and Idol
At the heart of the temple stands the main shrine with the murti (idol) of Lord Ram, made of fine stone with exquisite attention to scriptural details conveying spiritual symbolism.
Receiving Divine Prasad
When the mandir opens, devotees can pray before Ram Lalla’s idol and receive prasad – food offerings blessed by the Lord. This prasad will be prepared with utmost piety as it signifies Lord Ram’s grace.
Watch Ceremonies Online
Even for followers who can’t reach Ayodhya immediately, the temple trust will arrange facilities to witness aartis, rituals and celebrations online. This shall fulfill millions of eager Ram bhakts’ dreams to see their beloved deity in his rightful home.