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Ayodhya Ram Temple’s ‘Pran Pratistha’ Ceremony Unfolds: 10 Key Highlights

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As the eagerly awaited ‘Pran Pratistha’ ceremony for the Ayodhya Ram Temple commences today, January 16, a seven-day ritual is set to unfold, culminating on January 21. With the idol’s placement in the sanctum sanctorum scheduled for January 18, the grand ‘Pran Prathishtha’ is slated for January 22, adding to the spiritual, historical, and cultural significance of Ayodhya.

Ayodhya Ram Temple's 'Pran Pratistha' Ceremony Unfolds: 10 Key Highlights

Here are 10 crucial points to know about this landmark event:

The seven-day ritual follows Dwadash Adhivas protocols, featuring various ceremonies each day, as per the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra.

The Trust has outlined a detailed schedule, including Prayaschita and Karmakuti Poojan on January 16, Parisar Pravesh of the Murti on January 17, Teerth Poojan, Jal Yatra, and Gandhadhivas on January 18, and Aushadhadhivas, Kesaradhivas, Ghritadhivas on January 19.

Additional events include Dhanyadhivas on January 19 (Evening), Sharkaradhivas, Phaladhivas on January 20 (Morning), Pushpadhivas on January 20 (Evening), Madhyadhivas on January 21 (Morning), and Shaiyadhivas on January 21 (Evening).

The idol of Lord Ram is scheduled to be placed in the ‘Garbh Griha’ of the temple on January 18.

The Pran Pratistha program, signifying the pran prathistha of Shri Ram Lalla, is set for January 22 during the auspicious Abhijit Muhurta of Paush Shukla Dwadashi at 12:20 pm.

The muhurat for the Pran Prathistha was determined by Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid of Varanasi, ensuring an auspicious timing for the ceremony.

Diverse representation, historic tribal inclusion, and embracing traditions will be emphasized during the events. Key dignitaries like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, and others will be present.

Sculptor Arun Yogiraj’s dedication and sacrifice in crafting the statue were lauded by Champat Rai, the General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

The statue, weighing between 150 to 200 kg, is made of stone and represents a 5-year-old boy, set to be installed as a standing statue.

Doors of the newly inaugurated temple will open to the general public from January 23, with extensive preparations underway for the anticipated event, expected to draw thousands of dignitaries and people from various sections of society.