Prime Minister on 22 January 2024 Narendra Modi inaugurated Ram temple in Ayodhya, Marking an important occasion in the history of India. The inauguration included the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ (installation) ceremony of the idol of Ram Lalla, an important event that symbolizes the infusion of life into the idol. The event, which was attended by over 7,000 dignitaries, was not only a religious ceremony but also a cultural milestone for India.
Prime Minister’s participation
Prime Minister Modi’s participation in the ceremony was important. He participated in the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla’s idol from 12:29:03 pm to 12:30:35 pm, during which there was a brief but highly auspicious 84 seconds. ‘Abhijeet Muhurta’. His visit to Ayodhya lasted for about four hours, packed with various activities and rituals associated with the inauguration.
Ram Lalla statue and temple complex
The Ram Lalla idol, crafted by renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj of Karnataka, is a 51-inch black-coloured image of Lord Rama as a five-year-old child. It was installed inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple as part of the initial rituals on January 18. The temple itself is an architectural marvel, situated over the length of 380 feet, width 250 feet and height 161 feet, which symbolizes the traditional Nagara style of architecture.
Comprehensive security and celebration
Ayodhya was transformed into a safe and festive area. An extensive security network was deployed, including AI-powered drones and 13,000 security personnel. The city was decorated with flowers and lights, echoing with slogans and verses from the Ramayana. The celebration extended beyond Ayodhya, with people from different states offering various gifts and offerings.