Ayodhya: Consecration ritual of Ram Temple to be held over seven days. CM Yogi Adityanath inspects Ayodhya ahead of event.
Ahead of the Ram Temple dedication event, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday examined Ayodhya.
CM Adityanath landed at the recently inaugurated Maharshi Valmiki International Airport. The UP CM also offered prayers at Ram Mandir ‘garbh griha’, as well as at Hanumangarhi Temple on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Hanumangarhi Laddu of Ayodhya has been registered for the GI tag on Tuesday.
Prior to the Chief Minister’s inspection visit, leading authorities of the district examined the proposed Saket tent city. Necessary instructions were supplied to the owner of the tent city.
A tent city has been set up at the new Teerthakshetrapuram, which comprises six tubewells, six kitchen buildings, and a hospital with 10 beds. Around 150 doctors will be serving at the hospital in rotation.
On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will convene a meeting to evaluate the current preparations for the major celebration.
The meeting will be conducted at 11 am on Wednesday in which important figures, including BL Santosh, Sunil Bansal, Vinod Tawde, Tarun Chugh, Bhupendra Singh, and Dharm Pal will participate.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ (consecration) ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be held over seven days starting on January 16.
On January 16, the host designated by the temple trust, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, will conduct the atonement ritual. The ‘Dashvidh’ bath, Vishnu worship, and offering to cows will be held on the banks of the Saryu River.
Following that, on January 17, a procession carrying the idol of Lord Ram in his child-like form (Ram Lalla) would reach Ayodhya. Devotees bringing Saryu water in Mangal Kalash will be visiting the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
On January 18, formal rites would take up with the Ganesh Ambika puja, Varun puja, Matrika puja, Brahmin Varan, and Vastu puja.
On January 19, the holy fire will be lighted, followed by the installation of ‘Navagraha’ and a ‘havan’ (holy ceremony encircling the fire).
The sanctuary sanctorum of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple will be cleaned with Saryu water on January 20, after which the Vaastu Shanti and ‘Annadhivas’ rites will take place.
On January 21, Lord Ram’s idol will be bathed in 125 urns and will finally be placed to rest. On the final day, January 22, following the morning puja, the deity of Ram Lala will be consecrated in ‘Mrigashira Nakshatra’ in the afternoon.