Ayodhya Ram Janmbhoomi Temple to open for public from Jan 23

Around 7,000 VVIPS from across the nation and of different professions, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attended the temple consecration ceremony on January 22

Ram Temple Ayodhya

Ayodhya Dham: The Ram Janmbhoomi temple, whose consecration ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, will be open for public viewing and prayers from Tuesday (January 23).

“The darshan of Ram Lalla will begin tomorrow,” announced Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra chief priest, Acharya Satyendra Das after ‘Pran Pratishtha’, which was attended by many dignitaries including leaders of political parties, social organisations, Bollywood actors and businessmen.

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Religious fervour had taken over the entire temple town ahead of its Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla. The 51-inch-tall idol of Ram Lalla was crafted by sculptor Arun Yogiraj of Mysuru. Around 7,000 VVIPS from across the nation and of different professions, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attended the ceremony.

The Ram Temple has been built in the conventional Nagara architectural style, and spans around 380 feet in the east-west direction, with a width of 250 feet and an impressive height of 161 feet. PM Modi had observed 11-day anusthan with fasting and sleeping on the floor to perform the rituals associated with consecration. He survived on only coconut water during the anusthan period and visited several temples.

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After the rituals of Pran Pratishtha, PM Modi congratulated the people, who attended the grand event at Ayodhya and watching it live from across the world. He appealed to the people to “lay the foundation of India for the next 1,000 years.”

After the address, he offered prayers at Kuber Tila Shiva temple and unveiled the Jatayu statue. The ancient Shiv temple located on the Kuber Tila in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex is also being renovated by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is constructing the Ram temple. Afterwards, he unveiled the Jatayu statue at the temple.

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