As the dedicated city of Ayodhya anxiously awaits its grand inauguration Ram temple on 22 January A grand celebration is about to be celebrated. In a remarkable performance, The world’s largest lamp, standing at a height of 300 feet, but will light up the city On Friday evening at 5:00 pm, a glittering touch was added to the festivities.
Symbolism and preparation
Jagadguru Paramhansa Acharya, the key figure in the preparations, emphasized the deep symbolism behind lighting this huge lamp. Which includes 1.25 quintals of cotton and 21,000 liters of oil. The lamp holds significance beyond its immense size. The ingredients used, including cow ghee along with soil and water from different regions across the country, create a unique blend representing unity and purity.
Importance of Diwali Connection
Jagadguru Paramahansa Acharya, while relating to the festival of Diwali, highlighted its historical resonance. He said, “When Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, people celebrated this event as Diwali. We thought that we can start another Diwali in Ram temple as the idol of Ram Lalla will be installed in Ayodhya.
Unprecedented effort and unveiling
Elaborating on the momentous task of creating this magnificent lamp, Jagadguru Paramahansa Acharya expressed the immense effort involved. A total of 108 teams devoted a year to its preparation, paying meticulous attention to detail. Noteworthy is the fact that the lamp uses oil specially brought from the ancestral homeland of Sita Mata, which adds a touch of reverence to its uniqueness.
Vedic Rituals and ‘Natronmelon’
As the Vedic rituals preceding the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla entered the fourth day, Govind Dev Giri shared information about the upcoming ‘Netronmelon’ ceremony. The unveiling of the idol of Ram Lalla involves applying honey on the gold brick to symbolize the consecration. The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ to be held on 22 January is an important moment in the construction of Ram Temple.
Transformation of the city and the role of the Prime Minister
Ayodhya turned into a festive scene as the city decorated itself with vibrant petals in anticipation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to perform the rituals for the ‘Pran Pratistha’, and a team of priests led by Laxmikant Dixit will oversee the main rituals reflecting the spiritual and cultural significance of this historic occasion.
In short, the lighting of the world’s largest lamp and the upcoming ‘Pran Pratishtha’ resonates around the Ram temple in Ayodhya as a symbol of unity, spirituality and cultural renaissance. This city, echoing centuries of history, is preparing for a festival that will be imprinted in the hearts of millions of people.
Important questions related to exam
Q1. What is the significance of the world’s largest lamp in the celebration of Ayodhya?
Q2. How does the lamp symbolize unity and purity in its preparation?
Q4. Why did Jagadguru Paramahamsa Acharya connect lighting of lamps with the festival of Diwali?
Q5. What is the unique feature of the lamp with respect to the oil used, and where was it obtained?
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