With a few days left for the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Sri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya Mandir, the Indore Municipal Corporation has decided to keep the meat shops closed on January 22 to mark the occasion.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir will be held on January 22. Indore mayor Pushyamitra Bhargav said, “The city municipal corporation has decided to keep the meat shops closed on January 22 to mark the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ day. Orders have been given to the concerned officials in this regard.”
The Madhya Pradesh Government announced earlier that a ‘dry day’ would be observed on January 22. Apart from Madhya Pradesh, several States, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh, have already declared January 22 a ‘dry day’ to mark the special occasion.
Meanwhile, States, including Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, have declared a holiday for all schools and offices on January 22.
Vedic rituals for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya began on January 16, a week before the main ceremony. The general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai, said that Ram Mandir will be open for ‘darshan’ for the general public from January 23.
“The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ is expected to conclude by 1 pm. PM Modi and others present on the occasion will express their thoughts after the ceremony. As per tradition, gifts in 1,000 baskets have come from Nepal’s Janakpur and areas of Mithila. On January 20 and 21, Darshan will remain closed to the public,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started an 11-day special ritual in the run-up to the Pran Pratishtha of Sri Ramlalla at the Mandir at Ayodhya.
(with inputs from ANI)