General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai, on January 15, disclosed crucial details about the upcoming Pran Pratishtha of Sri Ram Lalla in the newly constructed grand Bhagwan Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
According to CMO, the program and worship ritual of Bhagwan Ram Lalla in his new grand Mandir in Ayodhya Dham on January 22 will start from January 16, while the murti which is to be placed in the sanctum sanctorum on January 18.
The Pran Pratishtha program, marking the pran prathistha of Bhagwan Ram Lalla, is slated for January 22, taking place during the auspicious Abhijit Muhurta of Paush Shukla Dwadashi at 12:20 pm.
He also said that on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rashtrya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Governor Anandi Ben Patel, Ram Janmabhoomi Trust President Mahant Nritya Gopal Das and all the trustees will be present in the sanctum sanctorum.
Giving information about the Pran Pratishtha program, Champat Rai said that all the preparations related to the program have been completed. The time of Pran Pratistha has been determined by the priest of Varanasi, revered Ganeshwar Shastri. At the same time, the entire ritual related to Pran Pratistha will be done by Laxmikant Dixit of Varanasi.
He said that the puja ritual will start from January 16 and will continue till January 21. Minimum necessary activities will be organised for Pran Pratishtha on 22 January. He said that the statue which is to be made of stone. Its estimated weight will be between 150 to 200 kg. This is the form of a 5-year-old boy, which is to be installed as a standing statue.
Champat Rai said that the murti which is made to reside in many ways. This is called Adhivas in the worship system. Under this, many types of residences are made for the murti to be placed, including residence in water, residence in food, residence in fruits, residence in medicine, residence in ghee, residence in bed, and residence in fragrance. This is a very difficult process. Experts have said that one should behave according to today’s time. This is a difficult process. Therefore, the process will be carried out as per the instructions of the religious leaders.
He further informed that devotees should note that on January 20 and 21, the darshan of Bhagwan Ram Lalla will not be available. However, the doors of the newly inaugurated Mandir will open for the general public from January 23 onwards.
(with inputs from ANI)