In a spectacular display of religious fervour, the streets of Ayodhya are aglow with saffron flags, and buildings are bathed in light as the city prepares for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. The celebration of the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya reached new heights as Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries, illuminated his residence, ‘Antilia,’ with red light and the chanting of ‘Jai Shri Ram.’
Ayodhya’s Radiance: A Prelude to the Pran Pratishtha Ceremony
As the nation eagerly anticipates the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony scheduled for Monday, not only Mukesh Ambani’s residence but also several other monuments and public structures join the celebration by illuminating with the radiant hues of ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ Even the iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai graced the occasion with the image of Lord Ram and the resounding words ‘Jai Shri Ram.’
Nationwide Jubilation: Illuminated Landmarks Across Cities
The fervor extends beyond Mumbai, with cities, bridges, temples, and roads across the country adorned with lights to commemorate the grand opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The celebration transforms various temples and buildings in Ayodhya, creating a spectacle that reflects the essence of the government’s vision for the ‘Navya, Divya, and Bhavya Ayodhya.’
Ayodhya’s Streets Alive with Religious Tunes and Saffron Flags
Ayodhya’s streets resonate with devotional songs like ‘Ram Aayenge’ and ‘Awadh Mein Ram Aayen Hain’ as saffron flags decorate buildings in preparation for the significant day. The temple town, meticulously revamped for the occasion, is expected to dazzle during the ‘Pran Pratishtha.’ Many households, temples, and buildings have already lit up, contributing to the radiant atmosphere.
The Grand Placement: Ram Lalla Idol in the ‘Garbha Griha’
On Friday, the ‘Garbha Griha’ of the Ram Mandir witnessed the placement of the Ram Lalla idol amid enthusiastic chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ Since then, various rituals have been performed with devotion and precision. The pinnacle of the ceremonies, the ‘Pran Pratishtha,’ is scheduled to be conducted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at approximately 12:30 pm on Monday. Leading the main rituals will be a team of priests, spearheaded by Lakshmikant Dixit.
The Ram Temple Journey: A Political Manifesto Realized
The construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya has been a cornerstone of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enduring association with the Ram Temple movement since 1990, coupled with his significant role in overseeing the Rath Yatra of former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, adds a political dimension to the historical event. The manifestation of the long-cherished dream, the Ram Mandir stands as a testament to the nation’s cultural heritage and the collective aspirations of its people.
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