Ayodhya all decked up, ready for Ram Mandir inauguration

Dozens of private jets will fly India’s powerful elite, including top industrialists, movie stars and celebrities, to Ayodhya to witness the ‘Pran Pratishtha (consecration)’ of Lord Ram Lalla and the holy city is ready to welcome thousands of guests from all over the world.

Ayodhya: The neighbouring temples in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex have been accorded the status of ‘padosi’ (neighbour) of Ram Lalla.

The Mahants of these temples have been invited for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony on January 22 while their disciples would be deputed as volunteers in the ceremony.

The atmosphere is electrifying in the holy city of Ayodhya in northern India, with chants of Lord Rama all over the place. The devotional fervour is at its peak as the ‘ram nagari’ is gearing up to mark the momentous occasion.



The construction of Ram Mandir perfectly narrates the story of ‘Sabke Ram’ (Sri Ram belongs to everyone). If the stone being used in the construction of the Mandir is from Rajasthan, 44 doors of the mandir, including the Garbha Griha (sanctum sanctorum) and the main entrance are being designed by a team of carpenters from the temple towns of Tamil Nadu.

The Garbha Griha of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir is from ancient Bharat. Even in 1989 when Shila Pujan was performed, about 275,000 stones were brought from across the country, according to reports. More than 3,000 people from every state are working in the construction of the Ram Temple.

Locals are also excited as economic activities around the mega event have created many opportunities for them. Ayodhya will resonate with the sound of 1,111 conch shells during the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.




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