Celebrations continue in Ayodhya after Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha

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Lord Ram (Photo: News Intervention)

The much awaited consecration of Ram Lalla’s idol took place today in Ayodhya’s Ram temple. January 22, 2024, marks a monumental moment in Indian history as Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the puja along with aarti, joined by RSS chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Ram Lalla’s birth occurred during the auspicious Abhijit Muhurta, under the Mrigashirsha Nakshatra, Amrit Siddhi Yoga, and Sarvaarth Siddhi Yoga. These favorable combinations reoccurred on January 22, 2024. The sculptor Arun Yogi Raj from Karnataka crafted the Ram Lalla’s idol. Chanting of mantras awakened Ram Lalla, followed by Vedic chants and a grand consecration ceremony with over 50 musical instruments. The main consecration ritual took only for 84 seconds, marking the end of Ayodhya’s anticipation.In the preceding seven days, the city echoed with chants of five lakh mantras. Vedic rituals and auspicious ceremonies began on 16 January, performed by 121 Vedic ritual specialists from Kashi. Between chants and the sound of conch shells, PM Modi consecrated Ram Lalla’s idol, ending a wait of nearly 500 years.

Post-consecration,  Ram Lalla’s eyes were unveiled, and PM Modi applied kajal to the deity. The Prime Minister then showed Ram Lala his reflection in a mirror, followed by offering bhog. In the auspicious moment, PM Modi consecrated Ram Lalla’s idol, resonating with the chants of “Jai Shri Ram” in Ayodhya. Helicopters showered flowers on the Ram Temple premises, marking a historic date—January 22, 2024. Vedic scholars performed the consecration ceremony following traditional procedures, guided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A huge group of actors and celebrities  graced the historic event. Saryu ghat has been illuminated with thousands of diyas and the city chants “Jai Shree . Ram”. P.M. Modi stated that today is not just a day of triumph but of humility too.

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