The consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is drawing near, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to participate in this significant event in January next year. Nripendra Mishra, Chairman of the Ram Mandir Construction Committee, revealed that the construction of the ground floor of the three-story temple is set to conclude by December this year.
Countdown to Ayodhya’s Ram Temple Consecration
The consecration ceremony, known as ‘Pran Pratishtha,’ is anticipated to occur on January 22, and PM Modi is expected to be part of a related program between January 20-24. The design and construction of innovative elements, including a sun-aligning device, are underway, showcasing the temple’s modern approach.
The Supreme Court’s order and subsequent efforts have propelled this historic project forward, affirming Ayodhya’s cultural significance. The temple trust plans to commence the consecration process of Ram Lalla after Makar Sankranti on January 14, followed by a 10-day ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ritual. Devotees are expected to have a brief darshan of about 15-20 seconds, ensuring a fulfilling temple complex experience.
Ayodhya’s Ram Temple and Its Cultural Significance
The construction has been meticulously carried out without using iron, employing copper to join stones, and the temple stands on a spacious 2.5-acre land. The total expenditure so far has amounted to Rs 900 crore, with an estimated Rs 1,700 to Rs 1,800 crore projected for the entire temple complex.
Additionally, artifacts discovered during excavations and construction are being carefully preserved, highlighting the rich heritage of this revered site. An initial list of 10,000 invitees for the investiture ceremony is being prepared, encompassing revered sages, saints, and individuals associated with the Ram Mandir movement.