On Monday, millions of Ram Lalla devotees celebrated the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ at the Ram Temple in the ancient city of Ayodhya by lighting clay lamps (diyas) as part of the Diwali festivities taking place across India.The sky above Ayodhya and the surrounding areas was illuminated by fireworks as a commemoration of Ram Lalla’s “Pran Pratishtha” and other Vedic festivities.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ festival at the Ram Temple came to a spectacular close as thousands of ‘diyas’ illuminated Ayodhya’s Saryu Ghat. Thousands of devotees lit clay lamps at Ayodhya’s famous Hanuman Garhi shrine to start the spectacular ‘Pran Pratishtha’ celebrations at the Ram temple.
During the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ festival, both the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar were decorated with clay lights.
Acharya Satyendra Das, chief priest of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, has announced that Tuesday, after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rite, the public would be allowed to see Shri Ram Lalla.
Revised Worship Times at the Temple
The Ram Temple is now open and closed at various hours. From 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, devotees may now pray for Ram Lalla’s blessings. There will be a one-hour closure of the temple between 1:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon. According to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Trust, Ram Lalla will be offered milk and fruit every hour. The temple is open to the public from eight in the morning until ten at night.
Brightly Colored Apparel for Ram Lalla
Ram Lalla’s Monday uniform consists of white, followed by red, green, yellow, light yellow or cream, blue, and pink on Sunday. Ram Lalla will be donning a new color of clothing every week for the next several weeks. The new outfits were made by a group of 10-15 lakh artisans from the Heritage & Handloom Revival Charitable Trust in Pune.
The temple will be closed for the day on January 23, after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rite concludes, so that the holy place may be cleansed, worshiped, and adorned. From 3:30 to 4:00 in the afternoon, there will be a ceremony to arouse the idols and the ‘Shri Yantra’ using mantras. Following that, there will be the ‘Mangala Aarti.’ What follows is the consecration ritual, which includes rituals and offerings. The ‘Shringar Aarti’ will conclude at about 5:00 PM. Daily darshan begins at 8:00 AM and goes till 1:00 PM, with a little break in the middle. ‘Sandhya Aarti’, the evening service, will start at 7:00 PM and continue till 10:00 PM.
Pran Pratishtha Rituals Conducted by the Head of State
The revered Pran Pratishtha ceremony that unveiled the idol of Ram Lalla at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in the ancient city of Ayodhya was conducted on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the hallowed room of the beautiful temple, Prime Minister Modi commanded an air of intense devotion as he presided over the proceedings. Prime Minister Modi had the ‘aarti’ rite done on the Ram Lalla idol at Ayodhya’s Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple. He also performed ‘parikrama’ and ‘dandvat pranam,’ two further rites due to the deity. On top of that, he wanted’sadhus’ to sign off on it.
Notable attendees included RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who all sang “Jai Sri Ram” throughout the occasion. Native American and peoples of many faiths and spiritual traditions were among the over 8,000 in attendance. Following his remarks to the esteemed guests, Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with the shramjeevis who had contributed to the building of the temple.