Wooden replicas resembling Ayodhya’s Ram Temple have become a major attraction in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the highly anticipated ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony scheduled for January 22 next year.
AdvertisementResidents are captivated by the striking similarity between the replicas and the actual temple, considering them as ideal gifts for guests and VIPs, replacing the traditional Taj Mahal replicas.
“The replica is very similar to the original Ram Temple. Thousands of people are involved in the construction of the grand Ram temple. Earlier, we used to present our guests (visitors) and VIPs with a replica of the Taj Mahal but now we can gift them miniature versions of the Ram Temple,” Ajay Kumar, a resident of Ayodhya, told ANI. The replicas offer a visual representation of the sacred structure, giving devotees a sense and feel of the grandeur of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony as it unfolds next year.
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AdvertisementThe Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has decided to enthrone Ram Lalla at the sanctum-sanctorum of the Ram temple between noon and 12:45 pm on January 22, next year. The trust has invited 4,000 saints of all sects for the ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya next year. Vedic rituals for the Pran-Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) in Ayodhya will begin on January 16, next year, a week before the main ceremony. A Vedic priest from Varanasi, Lakshmi Kant Dixit, will perform the main rituals of the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla on January 22. From January 14 to January 22, Ayodhya will mark the Amrit Mahautsav. A 1008 Hundi Mahayagya will also be organised in which thousands of devotees will be fed. Logistics and Security Preparedness Several tent cities are being erected in Ayodhya to accommodate thousands of devotees, who are expected to arrive in the temple town of Uttar Pradesh for the grand consecration of the Ram Temple. According to the Sri Ram Janambhoomi Trust, arrangements will be made for 10,000-15,000 people. Local authorities are gearing up for the anticipated surge in visitors around the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony and are in the process of implementing enhanced security measures and making logistical arrangements to ensure a smooth and spiritually enriching experience for all attendees. (With ANI inputs)