You will be amazed to note that the idol of Lord Rama will set up at the Ayodhya temple in Uttar Pradesh on 22 January 2024. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat announced the installation date on Tuesday on the occasion of Dussehra today.
Bhagwat also added that on that date of 22 January 2024, temples all over India can organize functions and programs at their premises to mark the celebration.
Talking at the RSS Dussehra rally, a customary meeting at the Reshimbaug ground in Nagpur, Bhagwat also mentioned that the globe is today taking inspiration from India to overcome its issues. Bhagwat also performed the “Shastra Pooja” on Tuesday.
“A temple of Lord Ram is being built in Ayodhya…Lord Ram (idol) will be installed at the temple on January 22…On that day, we can organise programmes at our own temples in the whole country…,” Bhagwat said to the news agency ANI.
At the G20 Summit, organized by India in September 2023, Bhagwat said that delegates at the summit understood the importance of India’s unity in diversity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to the social media platform X to wish the country on the festival of Dussehra. He wrote, “Best wishes to my family members across the country on Vijayadashami. This holy festival brings the message of ending negative forces as well as adopting goodness in life. Wishing you all a Happy Vijaya Dashami!”
Home Minister Amit Shah also shared his greetings and wrote, “Best wishes to all on ‘Vijayadashami’. No matter how dense the darkness of unrighteousness is, the victory of the light of righteousness based on truth is eternal. Symbolic of the victory of virtue over sin, ‘Vijayadashami’ is a festival that inspires and teaches us to always follow the path of wisdom and truth. May Lord Shri Ram bless everyone. Jai Shri Ram!”
India is celebrating the festival of Vijayadashami, which is also called Dussehra on Tuesday i.e. today, which marks the conclusion of Durga Puja 2023.
Ram Mandir construction is being led by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust. The ground-breaking function was held on 5th August 2020 by Modi. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust started the first phase of construction of the Ram Temple in March of 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic in India in 2020 and its related lockdowns led to a temporary stop of the constructions. On the 25th of March 2020, Ram’s idol was transferred to a temporary location in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
In 2020, Indian actress Kangana Ranaut announced plans to direct a film about the Ayodhya dispute titled Aparajitha Ayodhya, with V. Vijayendra Prasad as the writer. The film would also include the Bhoomi Pujan.
During the 2021 Delhi Republic Day parade on Rajpath, Uttar Pradesh’s tableau depicted a replica of the Ram Mandir. Small replicas of the temple design were shown during Diwali in 2021.
So, if you are planning to be among the first visitors of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, then start looking for tickets as there will be already several bookings made that will escalate the cost.