Ahead of the grand consecration ceremony of the Ram mandir in Ayodhya, the district administration and Municipal administration of Ayodhya have launched a drive to overhaul the Kunds or Water Ponds of Ayodhya.
Ayodhya has 108 Kunds (Water Ponds) across all the districts. Visuals of Dant Dhavan Kund Ganesh Kund show that renovation work is underway and will be completed soon. The Kunds were built to provide water as a resource for the pilgrims for their basic needs.
Earlier, The general secretary of Ram Janambhoomi Trust, Champat Rai, on December 23, said the installation of the murti of Ram Lalla at the shrine would mark the restoration of India’s honour.
Speaking to the media on December 24, Champat Rai said, “The eventual installation of the murti of Ram Lalla at the Ram Janmabhoomi mandir will give me a feeling of immense satisfaction. I believe that the strides we have made so far in raising the temple marks the restoration of India’s honour.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the installation of the murti of Bhagwan Ram at the grand mandir on January 22.
Preparations are underway on a war footing for the event, which will draw dignitaries and people from all walks of life. Ayodhya, the birthplace of Bhagwan Rama, holds great spiritual, historical and cultural significance for the people of India.
Apart from political and religious leaders, Bollywood actors, including Amitabh Bachchan, have been invited to the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram mandir in Ayodhya.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has decided to enthrone Ram Lalla at the sanctum-sanctorum of the Ram mandir at noon on January 22, next year.
The trust has also invited 4,000 saints of all sects for the ceremony. Vedic rituals for the Pran-Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Ram Lalla (infant Bhagwan Ram) in Ayodhya will begin on January 16, next year, a week before the main ceremony.
A 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. 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 mandir.
According to the 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 inputs from ANI)