Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

With just hours left for the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir on Monday, Ayodhya has been decked up to welcome visitors across the globe.

A long wait of five hundred years will end tomorrow as the holy city is decorated with vibrant flowers ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. ‘Jangyas’ are being performed in 1008 ‘Jangya Kundas’ on the premises of Ram temple before the start of the much-awaited auspicious occasion. Moreover, ‘Veda Parayan’ and other pre-Pran Pratishtha religious rituals are also being performed at the venue.

As many as 100 dignitaries from 54 countries across the globe will grace the special occasion on January 22. Lakhs of devotees and saints across the country have thronged Ayodhya to be part of the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony.

The temple administration has beautifully decorated the Ram Temple ahead of the grand ceremony, which will be attended by 7,000 guests including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has shared the night view of the illumined picture of the Ram temple on various social media platforms. Apart from decorative lights, the temple has also been adorned with tons of beautiful flowers. The fragrance and the aesthetic appeal of these vibrant flowers have lent another layer of divinity to the temple. 

The decorative lights used for external illumination are themed after diyas, providing a traditional aesthetic to accentuate the temple’s ornate elements. The soft illumination on the inner side of the temple will highlight the architectural elements. Lakhs of devotees have intensified the spiritual ambiance of the place with the holy chanting of ‘Jay Shri Ram’.

Muhurat, Security And Other Arrangements

January 22 will be a historical day for the entire country as the idol of Lord Ram Lalla will be installed in the heart of Ayodhya. The inauguration will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the consecration is anticipated to take place between 12.15 pm and 12.45 pm.

The devotees will be allowed for darshan at the temple in the morning and the afternoon. The guests, who have been invited for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir, will have to go through a QR code scanning at the entry. 

As thousands of guests are coming to grace the special occasion, this kind of arrangement has been made by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for safety and security reasons.

Meanwhile, Tarang Music has dedicated a special devotional song to Lord Ram- Bajare baja baja, Dhola baja…Ajodhya pherichhanti ama raja to mark the special occasion.