Ahead of the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, the General Secretary of Ram Janambhoomi Trust, Champat Rai, said on December 6 that the murti depicting the child form of Bhagwan Ram is 90 per cent ready.
“At Ram Janambhoomi Mandir, a 4’3” murti depicting the 5-year-old child form of Bhagwan Ram is being constructed at three locations in Ayodhya. Three artisans are building the murti on three different pieces of stone, and one of the murti will be accepted by the Bhagwan. These idols are 90 per cent ready, and the finishing work will take about a week to be done,” said Champat Rai.
“The murti will be installed in the ‘Grabhgriha’ on the ground floor. The ground floor of the mandir is almost ready. So, there will be no problem with ‘Praan-Pratishtha’ (Consecrarion ceremony),” he added. He further mentioned that at least 4000 sadhus are being invited to the ‘Praan-Pratishtha’ ceremony. The list of further invitees is also ready.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024. The office bearers of Ram Janmbhoomi Tirtha Kshetra, along with religious leaders, went to invite the Prime Minister.
Vedic rituals for the Pran-Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Ram Lalla (infant Bhagwan Ram) in Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will begin on January 16, 2024–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 will be given food.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has decided to enthrone Ram Lalla at the sanctum-sanctorum of the Ram Mandir between 12 noon and 12:45 pm on that day. The trust has invited 4,000 saints of all sects for the ceremony.
The foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya was laid by PM Modi on August 5, 2020.
It is pertinent to note that the Supreme Court’s verdict in 2019 on the Ayodhya dispute paved the way for the construction of a grand Ram Mandir.
Following the apex court verdict, the centre set up Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra’ Trust to take all decisions regarding the construction of a magnificent Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
The construction of the Mandir has been progressing at a steady pace under the supervision of the Trust. The murti of Ram Lalla will be in the sanctum sanctorum of the Mandir.
Earlier, the Ram Janambhoomi Trust shared pictures of the floor Inlay work under process in Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir and intricate carvings inside the Mandir.
(with inputs from ANI)