A Yajna featuring verses from the Yajur Veda, was performed at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya on January 11.
The chanting of verses will continue for the next four days. The ritual was conducted amid the euphoria and anticipation around the opening of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January and the ceremonial installation of the deity inside the shrine’s sanctum sanctorum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the temple opening and the ‘Pran Patishtha’ ceremony on January 22.
“As a part of the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lala, a Yajna was concluded in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi complex after the reading of Shukl Yajurved’s ‘Madhyandin Shakha,” read a post on the official X handle of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra on January 11.
श्री राम जन्मभूमि परिसर में श्री रामलला प्राण प्रतिष्ठा के अंगभूत चतुर्वेद सहाकार के अन्तर्गत शुक्ल यजुर्वेद माध्यंदिनाय शाखा स्वाहाकार पारायण यज्ञ संपन्न किया गया।
इस यज्ञ में भारत भूमि के पूर्व से पश्चिम एवं उत्तर से दक्षिण के 101 पूज्य ब्राह्मणों की मंगलकारी सहभागिता रही। pic.twitter.com/4mmog2cgIR
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) January 11, 2024
“In this Yajna, there was an auspicious participation of 101 respected Brahmins from East to West and North to South of India,” the post read further.
Two pavilions were erected in the Ram Mandir complex for the recitation of verses from the ancient scripture. According to popular belief, the chanting or recitation of verses from the Yajur Veda eliminates all negative energies and brings positive vibes and tidings. The recitation is considered a must before the start of spiritual activities at shrines and religious centres.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth said on January 11 that 100 chartered planes will land in Ayodhya on January 22, flying in dignitaries for the ‘Pran Partishtha’.
“About 100 chartered planes will land at the Ayodhya airport on January 22, bringing in dignitaries who have been invited to attend the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Mandir. The landings will demonstrate the facilities and the potential of the newly opened Ayodhya airport,” CM Yogi Adityanath said.
Vedic rituals for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya will begin on January 16, 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 Mahotsav.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, during his first visit to Ayodhya this year, on January 9, directed officials to implement the ‘Kumbh model of cleanliness’ in the city and ensure that the ‘Ramnagari’ appear its “cleanest and most beautiful” ahead of the temple opening.
“There should be no dust on the roads and toilets must be cleaned daily,” the CM told officials.
(with inputs from ANI)