Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The boyhood image of Lord Ram will be worshipped in the newly constructed Ram temple in Ayodhya. The artists are currently busy constructing the image of five-year-old Lord Sri Ram and 90 percent of the construction has been completed so far.

Moreover, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Temple will be conducted on January 22. However, in a special interview to OTV, the General Secretary of Sri Ram Janambhoomi Trust, Champat Rai requested devotees from across the country and abroad not to come to Ayodhya on the special occasion. Rai urged the devotees that they may visit the Ram temple in large numbers after January 26. Moreover, he requested the devotees to offer worship, prayer, bhajan, and kirtan at their own village temples on January 22.

As per Rai, elderly persons and patients have to walk a long way to reach the Ram temple due to the huge rush. Hence, they should bear it in mind while paying a visit to Ayodhya to have the darshan of Lord Ram.

“The ground floor of Ram Mandir has already been completed. Work is underway on the first floor. After that work will be done on the second floor. Subsequently, work will be undertaken on the top of the temple. All the work will be fully completed by December 2024,” said Rai.

“As many as three artists are preparing the image of Lord Ram with three different stones. The image of Lord Ram will portray him as a five-year-old boy. Almost 90 percent of the image has been completed. It will be fully completed within a month,” he further said

“I request all the foreign devotees to visit Ayodhya in February for their convenience. I urge the devotees across the country to come after January 26 instead of January 22. They should celebrate the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony together at their own village temples starting from 10 am till 2 pm. The elderly persons and patients have to walk a long way to reach the Ram temple due to the huge rush in Ayodhya. Hence they should keep it in mind while coming to have darshan of Lord Ram,” he added.