The Nepali towns of Janakpurdham and Birgunj Metropolitan City will celebrate the Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya with fanfare and gaiety on January 22. The Janakpurdham, the maternal home of Mata Sita, will be holding Deepotsav on the evening of January 22, while the Birgunj Metropolitan in Parsa district has banned sales and consumption of meat and alcohol on this particular day.
The Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City has called on all the residents to light lamps on the evening of January 22, along with the nearby temples and public places and participate in the ceremony being held at Janaki and Ram Mandir.
“On the day of the Pran Pratishtha along with the events being held world-wide, all the Janakpurdham Nagarbasi are requested to hold Deepotsav at home as well as in the surrounding mandirs and public places and take part in the event being held at the Ram and Mata Sita Mandir,” Manoj Kumar Sah, City Chief of Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City, said in a release.
The Sub-Metropolitan has also planned to hold Deepotsav at Janaki Mandir on the evening of January 22, where it has planned to light 2.5 lakh lamps. Also, special offerings are scheduled to be prepared for the day on which fund-raising for the event is currently underway.
The Birgunj Metropolitan City has also announced a ban on sales and consumption of meat products and alcohol on the same day, issuing a public notice. Also, the metropolis will be holding a consecration ceremony at Ghadiarwa Pond, where the murti of Bhagwan Ram will also be installed.
India is holding the grand Pran Pratishtha at the Ram Mandir in the holy city of Ayodhya on January 22. According to the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir trust, Varanasi priest Lakshmi Kant Dixit will officiate the main rituals during the consecration ceremony.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the event, thousands of other people, including politicians, saints, and celebrities, have been invited to the ceremony. Meanwhile, the seven-day-long ceremony, which began on January 17, is underway in Ayodhya.
Anil Mishra atoned for all essential belongings and took a bath in the Saryu River on the first day of the Vedic rituals. He also worshipped Bhagwan Vishnu and performed ‘Panchgavyaprashan’ at the Ram Mandir with ‘Panchgavya’ (milk, urine, dung, ghee, and curd).
On January 18, the third day of the Vedic rituals, the Mandir authorities installed the murti of Ram Lalla in the ‘Garbh Grah’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the Mandir, a day after the murti toured the Mandir premises.
(with inputs from ANI)