A massive crowd gathered at Rampath to offer prayers to Bhagwan Ram Lalla on Janaury 24, two days after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of the deity. The visuals from outside the mandir showed a huge number of devotees braving the cold weather to have the ‘darshan’ of Bhagwan Ram Lalla.
Inspector-General of Police Ayodhya, Praveen Kumar, said that the crowd is nonstop and appealed to the people not to hurry for Darshan.
“The crowd is nonstop but preparations are complete. We appeal to the old and Divyang people to schedule their visit after two weeks. I want to appeal to the people that there’s no need to hurry for Darshan. The mandir will be opened for everyone with better preparations,” IG Kumar told media.
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Earlier, Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, Vijay Kumar, said that a sufficient number of police and other security personnel have been deployed in and around the Ram Mandir premises in Ayodhya as hoards of devotees throng to offer prayers to Bhagwan Ram Lalla.
The Pran Pratishtha of Bhagwan Ram Lalla at Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was held on January 22 . The Ram Lalla murti was unveiled at the Pran Pratishtha after the hour-long rituals in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who led the ceremony.
“A sufficient force has been deployed inside, especially at the main points where devotees go for darshan, to ensure there is no excessive pressure. Traffic police, PCR, and water police have been deployed in full strength to ensure that incoming devotees face no inconvenience,” DGP Kumar, said.
Further, the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, informed that all arrangements are being made so that the devotees do not face any inconvenience and added that all necessary facilities will be in place for the devotees.
“All arrangements are being made so that if a large number of devotees come together, they won’t face any inconvenience. Whether 50 thousand devotees come together or any other number, they won’t have to wait, and all necessary facilities will be in place,” the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, added.
As per Uttar Pradesh’s Government officials, around 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh devotees have so far offered prayers to Bhagwan Ram Lalla in Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir on January 23, and a similar number of devotees are awaiting the darshan.
The Ram Mandir was thrown open to the general public on January 23, after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ was performed on January 22.
(with inputs from ANI)