1. The highly anticipated ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony led by PM Narendra Modi is set for January 22, 2023.
2. This marks a crucial moment in India’s cultural and religious history, capturing global attention.
3. The Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya presents an illuminated spectacle on the eve of the consecration ceremony.
Ayodhya, Jan 22: The inauguration of the Ram temple is a turning point in India’s cultural history, culminating a journey spanning centuries that witnessed several legal and political events. As the pran pratishtha of the idol of Lord Ram takes place, follow our live blog for all the latest updates as we bring you exclusive coverage of the grand event from Ayodhya.
Ayodhya’s security measures have been significantly elevated, employing advanced technologies such as surveillance drones, night vision devices, and CCTV cameras.
The Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) with 1500 public CCTV cameras ensures vigilant monitoring. A comprehensive security plan involves teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
Heightened security at Ayodhya Railway Station and fire brigade provisions in tent cities aim to ensure swift responses to unforeseen incidents. An anti-drone system overseen by the Special Security Force (SSF) adds an extra layer of protection. Entry is restricted to those invited by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, with stringent security and transportation arrangements.
Blindfold taken off Ram Lalla idol’s face
- The Pran Pratishtha ceremony began with a prayer to Lord Vishnu. Priests started the chanting of mantras to invoke the presence of Lord Rama. During the special 84-second auspicious ‘mahurat’, the blindfold will be removed from the Ram Lalla idol’s face.
- After entering the temple premises, Prime Minister Modi lead rituals ahead of the special ‘muhurat’ for the Ram Lalla idol’s ‘Pran Pratishthan’. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat sat alongside PM Modi as the rituals were underway.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived for the consecration ceremony of the newly constructed Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He will take part in the “pran pratishtha” of the Ram Lalla idol.PM Modi will later address a gathering after the ceremony. He is also scheduled to visit the Kuber Tila. The prime minister will also interact with ‘shramjeevis’ (workers) associated with the construction of the temple.
PM Modi arrives at Ram Mandir for Pran Pratishtha
- Shobhayatra in Kolkata has begun from Shri Baikunthnath Temple in Burrabazar and will continue till Ram Mandir. Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, and BJP leader Shishir Bajoria lead the yatra.
- In Ayodhya, Arun Yogiraj, the sculptor behind the Ram Lalla idol, expressed deep gratitude and a sense of profound fortune. Yogiraj said, “I feel I am the luckiest person on the earth now. The blessing of my ancestors, family members, and Lord Ram Lalla has always been with me. Sometimes I feel like I am in a dream world.”
- A special box of prasadwas handed out to invitees ahead of the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony on Monday. The box contains two laddoos, revdi, banana chips, mixed nuts and dry fruits and makhanas.
Rajinikanth at Ram temple in Ayodhya for Pran Pratishthan ceremony
PM Modi lands at Ayodhya airport, to inaugurate Ram Mandir
- Preparations are in place to commence the Pran Pratishtha at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya with the auspicious sound of ‘Mangal Dhvani’. The Chief Minister’s office revealed in a press release that over 50 enchanting musical instruments from various states will be played for nearly 2 hours to create the Mangal Dhvani.Additionally, on the Pran Pratishtha day, Army helicopters will shower flowers on the sacred site. During the Aarti ceremony, 30 artists will showcase their talents by playing various traditional Indian musical instruments within the temple premises.
- Actor Amitabh Bachchan is among the several VVIP guests invited to attend Ram Lalla’s Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya.
- Actor Manoj Joshi got emotional while attending the Pran Pratishtha at Ram temple in Ayodhya. “What reaction can one have after seeing God? I have no words to express how I feel,” said Joshi. He was accompanied by poet Kumar Vishwas, who said, “It is a moment of great fortune. People waited for 550 years for this moment…This is a festival of joy…”
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived bright and early at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya for the consecration ceremony. Dressed in his signature saffron robes, he greeted people with folded hands and a big smile on his face.
- Ayodhya: Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Prepares for Grand Pran Pratishtha Ceremony Today
#Ayodhya: Shri #RamJanmabhoomiMandir Temple Prepares for Grand Pran Pratishtha Ceremony Today#AyodhyaRamMandir #AyodhyaSriRamTemple #PranPratishthaRamMandir #PranaPratishtha pic.twitter.com/WibMF1q8Vm
— Northeast Rising (@ne_rising) January 22, 2024
- Bhojpuri actor and BJP MP Dinesh Lal Yadav, aka Nirahua, is in Ayodhya for the inauguration of the Ram Mandir. Speaking to news agency ANI, Nirahua said, “I feel that the whole atmosphere in Ayodhya is ‘Rammay’. I cannot hear anything beside ‘Ram, Ram and Ram’.”
- Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was seen leaving from Mumbai for Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at the Ram Temple. He was accompanied by his wife, Anjali.
- Members of the Indian diaspora gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate ahead of the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today.
- Iqbal Ansari, a prominent litigant in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, told news agency PTI that the entire nation was in a celebratory mood due to the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He welcomed the historic grand opening of the temple and said, “People should visit Ayodhya to seek the blessings of Lord Ram.”
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- Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar tweets, “Congratulations on this epochal day of Ram Mandir Pranpratishta in the historical city of Ayodhya, the RamJanmbhoomi. Gratifying to witness a celebratory moment marking the reawakening of national pride all over…”
Gratifying to witness celebratory moment marking reawakening of national pride all over.
Heartfelt wishes to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi as he leads,…
— Vice President of India (@VPIndia) January 22, 2024
अवधपुरी अति रुचिर बनाई।
देवन्ह सुमन बृष्टि झरि लाई॥ pic.twitter.com/V2sabn8XEN
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) January 22, 2024
- Devotees from across the nation have arrived in Ayodhya to witness the grand opening of the Ram Mandir and the Pran Pratishtha of the Ram Lalla idol. A long line of devotees was seen outside the temple on Monday morning as the countdown to the historic consecration ceremony nears its end.
- Indian diaspora in the United States sings Ram Bhajan at the Shri Radha Krishna Temple, Northborough, MA ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
- Indian diaspora in the United States offers prayers at Shree Siddhi Vinayak temple in New Jersey ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
- Ayodhya | Actor Anupam Kher says, “Before going to Lord Ram, it is very important to have the darshan of Lord Hanuman…The atmosphere in Ayodhya is so graceful. There is slogan of Jai Sri Ram in the air everywhere…Diwali has come again, this is the real Diwali.”
- The Ayodhya Ram temple opening is set to be a star-studded event with luminaries from various fields confirmed to attend. Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is one of the invitees, was seen leaving for Ayodhya from Mumbai today.
- The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra shared glimpses of the series of rituals undertaken ahead of the Ram Lalla pran pratishtha today.
श्री रामलला सरकार प्राण प्रतिष्ठा अनुष्ठान में आज स्थापित देवताओं का दैनिक पूजन, हवन, पारायण आदि कार्य, प्रातः मध्वाधिनास, मूर्ति का ११४ कलशों के विविध औषधीयुक्त जल से स्नपन, महापूजा, उत्सवमूर्ति की प्रासादपरिक्रमा, शय्याधिनास, तत्त्वन्यास, महान्यास आदिन्यास, शान्तिक-पौष्टिक -… pic.twitter.com/2spjgEisBY
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) January 21, 2024
- In his proclamation for the 75th Republic Day of India, Mayor Joe Petty of the City of Worcester extended heartfelt greetings to the community, acknowledging the auspicious inauguration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.”He joined the Indian-American community in the celebrations and highlighted the our spirit of democracy, diversity & unity and the rich cultural heritage and traditions,” Consulate General of India in New York said in a social media post.
- Actor Chiranjeevi leaves from Hyderabad for Ayodhya for the Ram Temple pranpratishtha ceremony.“That is great. Overwhelming. We feel it’s a rare opportunity. I feel Lord Hanuman who is my deity, has personally invited me…We are so fortunate to witness this pranpratishta,” he said.
- Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the inauguration of Ram temple is a “historic moment for all our countrymen”.“This is the victory of our religion, values and culture. This is the victory of centuries of struggle of the saints and the unwavering patience of the people of this country “that the law will give justice”,” she said in a social media post.”I wish that soon I and my family reach Ayodhya Dham and have darshan of Lord Shri Ram. Lord Shri Ram belongs to everyone and we all should imbibe the thoughts of Lord Shri Ram to progress this nation.”
- CM Yogi greets PM Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat ahead of Pran Pratishtha ceremony
प्रभु श्री राम और माता सीता के चरण रज से पावन हुई धरा श्री अयोध्या धाम में, 'नए भारत' में सांस्कृतिक पुनर्जागरण के शिल्पी, देश के यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री आदरणीय श्री @narendramodi जी का हार्दिक स्वागत एवं अभिनंदन!
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) January 22, 2024
- UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat ahead of the grand Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya. Both Modi and Bhagwat will be present in the ‘grabh griha’, or sanctum sanctorum, of the temple for the consecration ceremony.
अद्भुत, अविस्मरणीय, अलौकिक क्षण!
आज आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी की गरिमामयी उपस्थिति में आराध्य प्रभु श्री राम की पावन जन्मस्थली श्री अयोध्या धाम में प्रभु श्री रामलला के नूतन विग्रह के प्राण-प्रतिष्ठा का अनुष्ठान संपन्न होने जा रहा है।
प्रधानमंत्री जी के नेतृत्व…
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) January 22, 2024