Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gearing up for the momentous occasion of the Ram temple’s “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22nd. In preparation for this historic event, he has embarked on a strict regime marked by ascetic practices and spiritual pilgrimage.
Embracing Austerity: Modi has reportedly adopted a spartan lifestyle, sleeping on the floor and consuming only coconut water. This dedication reflects the deep significance he holds for the Ram temple and his commitment to honoring the movement’s long journey.
Connecting with Ramayana: Prior to the ceremony, Modi embarked on a pilgrimage to temples associated with the Ramayana. He visited the Sri Ranganathaswamy and Ramanathaswamy temples in Tamil Nadu and took a holy dip at the Rameswaram beach. Immersed in the Ramayana’s essence, he listened to scholars recite verses from the epic at Sri Rangam.
Ram Lalla Ready for the Sanctum Sanctorum: The 51-inch idol of Ram Lalla, sculpted by renowned artist Arun Yogiraj, was placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple on Thursday. This marks a pivotal moment in the temple’s construction, bringing the vision of generations closer to reality.
Ayodhya Prepares for Grand Celebration: The ancient city of Ayodhya is buzzing with anticipation as it prepares to host an influx of devotees and dignitaries. Barricades have been set up, and entry of vehicles is restricted to ensure a smooth and secure experience for all.
Prominent Guests to Grace the Occasion: India’s elite, including Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, business titans Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, and sporting legend Sachin Tendulkar, have been invited as state guests. Their presence adds to the grandeur of the event and signifies the national importance of the Ram temple.
A Moment of National Significance: The “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony is not just a religious event; it’s a culmination of a decades-long movement and a symbol of national unity. Modi’s dedication and the preparations underway in Ayodhya underscore the importance this event holds for India.