Hours before the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed pandits and religious leaders who arrived at the holy city for the grand event.
“Hearty welcome and greetings to the revered saints and religious leaders coming from all over the country and the world for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the new murti of Sri Ram Lalla in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir located in Shri Ayodhya Dham. Your dignified presence in Shri Ayodhya Dham will further strengthen our commitment towards ‘Ramrajya’,” the Chief Minister said in a post on ‘X’ on January 22.
श्री अयोध्या धाम स्थित प्रभु श्रीराम जन्मभूमि मंदिर में श्री रामलला के नवीन विग्रह के प्राण-प्रतिष्ठा समारोह में देश-दुनिया से पधार रहे पूज्य संतों व धर्माचार्यों का हार्दिक स्वागत-अभिनंदन!
श्री अयोध्या धाम में आपकी गरिमामयी उपस्थिति 'रामराज्य' के प्रति हमारी प्रतिबद्धता को और…
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) January 22, 2024
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Nishikant Dubey shared a picture of a blanket depicting Bhagwan Ram’s coat made by the weavers of Kashmir. Lauding the Prime Minister, Nishikant Dubey said that PM Modi brought an end to the 550 years of sacrifice and penance by our ancestors.
“Honorable Prime Minister Modi ji brought an end to the 550 years of sacrifice and penance of our ancestors. Today on this occasion, all day long, with Ram Darbar chadar, specially made by the weavers of Kashmir. Vocal for local,” Nishikant Dubey said in a post on ‘X’.
हमारे पूर्वजों के 550 साल के त्याग,तपस्या व बलिदान को माननीय प्रधानमंत्री मोदी जी ने पूरा किया । आज इस अवसर पर दिनभर राम दरबार की चादर के साथ,कश्मीर के बुनकरों द्वारा विशेष तौर पर बनाया गया । वोकल फ़ॉर लोकल pic.twitter.com/9vQpIlsscp
— Dr Nishikant Dubey (@nishikant_dubey) January 22, 2024
The historic ritual of ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla will take place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, pandits, and a host of distinguished guests.
Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust announced on January 21 that the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony will be marked by a dazzling musical event titled ‘Mangal Dhwani’. The soiree, featuring some of the biggest names in the world of music, is staged at 10 am.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Sri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya Mandir will be held at 12:30 pm. Ayodhya has been decked up with posters and flags of Bhagwan Ram, while cities across the country have been decorated with lights, huge cutouts of Bhagwan Ram and posters bearing religious slogans related to Bhagwan Ram. The Union Government announced on January 18 that all its offices would be closed for half a day on January 22.
Many States have announced a holiday for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are among them.
In Delhi, LG VK Saxena on January 20 approved the closure of Government offices and educational institutions for half a day till 2:30 PM on January 22.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has tightened security in the city by setting up a dial 112 monitoring centre at Lata Mangeshkar Chowk.
Uttar Pradesh Police Department authorities said on January 21 that over 13 thousand security personnel have been deployed in and around Ayodhya to ensure the safe and smooth conduct of the mega Manir event.
(with inputs from ANI)