Rammandir Inauguration/ Pran Pratishtha ceremony LIVE UPDATE: Ayodhya in grip of religious fervour as long-awaited Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla will take place in the magnificent temple on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to preside over the ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony at Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The consecration ceremony is coming days after the 51-inch idol of Ram Lalla was placed in the ‘garbha griha’ of the Ram Mandir on 18 January.
Crafted by the skilled hands of sculptor Arun Yogiraj from Mysuru, the 51-inch-tall idol, captures the image of a five-year-old Lord Ram standing gracefully on a lotus, all meticulously carved from a single block of stone.
The ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony will begin at 12:20 PM auspicious nakshatra and is expected to end by 1:00 PM on 22 January. The event will witness the presence of around 7,000 VVIPs from across the nation which includes actors, sportspersons, industrialists, politicians, etc.
HERE IS THE LIVE UPDATE-
The first look of the idol was unveiled as PM Modi applied Kajal on Lord Ram.
IAF chopper showers flower petals on Rammandir , Ayodhya
Choppers shower flower petals over Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple premises in Ayodhya as the idol of Ram Lalla is unveiled in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Ayodhya Ram Mandir Live: Pran Pratishtha rituals begin
Prime Minister Narendra Modikicked off the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals. 121 priests, led by Acharya Laxmikant Dixit, are performing the consecration ceremony. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das is sitting on chair, while PM Modi, RSS’ chiefMohan Bhagwat, Governor Anandi Ben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath are sitting in front of the idol.
🇮🇳Indian Diaspora illuminated Times Square with a spectacular celebration of the Pran-Prathistha at Ram Mandir, Ayodhya. #AyodyaRamTemple
Dressed in traditional Indian attire, they passionately chanted bhajans and songs, showcasing India’s cultural heritage, vibrancy and unity.… pic.twitter.com/py4QXGB1Sz
— India in New York (@IndiainNewYork) January 22, 2024
Constructed in the conventional Nagara architectural style, the Ram Mandir compound is designed to span 380 feet in the east-west direction, with a width of 250 feet and an impressive height of 161 feet. The temple’s vertical structure consists of floors, each measuring 20 feet in height, supported by a remarkable ensemble of 392 pillars and adorned with 44 gates.
PM Modi is following a strict 11-day ‘anushthan’ ahead of the ceremony and the special ritual includes sleeping on the floor and drinking only coconut water. He also visited several temples across India ahead of the ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir and took a holy dip at the Rameswaram ‘Angi theerth’ beach.
As per PM Modi’s official itinerary, he will arrive in Ayodhya at 10:25 AM and will address a public event after the conclusion of the ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony around 1:00 PM.