Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi temple gears up for a seven-day ritual from January 16 to January 21, concluding with the “Pran Prathistha” ceremony on January 22. Expecting over 8,000 guests on the consecration day, a surge of devotees is anticipated from January 23. With preparations in full swing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend this significant event.
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General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, Champat Rai, confirmed the placement of Lord Ram’s idol at the ‘Garbh Griha’ on January 18, with the auspicious Pran Pratishtha scheduled for 12:20 pm on January 22. The muhurat for this significant event was carefully determined by Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid of Varanasi.
Unlocking the Seven-Day Schedule –
January 16: Temple trust’s appointed host kicks off with atonement ceremony – ‘Dashvidh’ bath, Vishnu worship, and offerings to cows along the Saryu River.
January 17: Idol of Lord Ram (Ram Lalla) to be carried in a procession to Ayodhya, accompanied by devotees bearing Mangal Kalash filled with sacred Saryu water on the way to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
January 18: Commencing with reverence, formal rituals include Ganesh Ambika puja, Varun puja, Matrika puja, Brahmin Varan, and Vastu puja.
January 19: Igniting the holy fire, followed by the consecration of ‘Navagraha’ and ‘havan’ rituals.
January 20: Sanctum sanctorum purification with Saryu River water, followed by Vaastu and Annadhivas rituals.
January 21: Bathing the idol with water from 125 urns in a sacred ceremony.
January 22: Morning puja, consecration of Ram Lalla deity, and concluding with an uplifting ‘aarti’ ceremony.
Here’s How to Watch –
Exclusive 4K Coverage: Catch the Ceremony on Doordarshan’s DD News and DD National channels. Feeds shared with news agencies, while other broadcasters can access via a shared YouTube link. On January 23, 2024, witness the live broadcast of Aarti and Shree Ram Temple Opening on Doordarshan.
As conveyed by Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, “The Prana Pratishtha will be conducted in the august presence of Prime Minister of Bharat Narendra Modi Pujaniya Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagwat, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries.”
The temple trust ensures diverse representation with Acharyas from all schools of Bharatiya spiritualism, religion, sect, system of worship, and tradition.
“Sants of more than 150 traditions, Mahamandaleshwars, Mandaleshwars, Shrimahants, Mahants, Nagas, as well as leading figures of more than 50 Adivasi, Girivasi, Tatavasi, Dwipavasi tribal traditions, will remain present to witness the Prana Pratistha ceremony on the premises of the Bhavya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir,” As highlighted by the temple trust.
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