Ayodhya Trust

1. Sanctum-sanctorum photos shared ahead of Ram Lala temple consecration on Jan 22.
2. Trust’s General Secretary, Champat Rai, releases images of Ayodhya temple.
3. Ceremonial preparations for Ram Lala temple in full swing; images revealed.

Ayodhya. Dec 09: Ahead of the consecration ceremony of the Ram Lala temple in Ayodhya on January 22, Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust, shared photos of the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple. The temple’s construction, supervised by the trust, has been progressing steadily.

Rai, while posting the photos on the X platform, stated, “The sanctum-sanctorum of Lord Shri Ramlala is almost ready. Recently the lighting-fitting work has also been completed. Sharing some photographs with you.”

The trust had previously shared photos on Friday, depicting the current status of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. Rai mentioned that the idol representing the child form of Lord Ram is 90% complete and is being constructed at three locations in Ayodhya.

“At Ram Janambhoomi temple, a 4’3” idol depicting the 5-year-old child form of Lord Ram is being constructed at three locations in Ayodhya. Three artisans are building the idol on three different pieces of stone, and one of the idols will be accepted by the Lord. These idols are 90 percent ready, and the finishing work will take about a week to be done,” Rai explained.

“The idol will be installed in the ‘Grabhgriha’ on the ground floor. The ground floor of the temple is almost ready. So, there will be no problem with ‘Praan-Pratishtha’ (Consecration ceremony),” he added.

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Invitations for the ceremony have been sent to over 7,000 guests, including 3,000 VVIPs, comprising priests, donors, and various politicians.

Additionally, several tent cities are under development in the temple town to accommodate the expected thousands of devotees arriving for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla on January 22.

During the consecration ceremony, the idol of Ram Lalla will be placed in the sanctum-sanctorum (garbha griha) of the newly built Ram temple, and subsequently, it will be open to devotees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the inauguration and will perform the rituals in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Temple around 12:15 pm during the pran-pratishtha.

The foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was laid by PM Modi on August 5, 2020.