Letters of invitation to the consecration ceremony of ‘Ram Lalla’ are being sent out in anticipation of the much-awaited opening of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The date of the Ram Temple’s grand opening and consecration ceremony in Ayodhya is January 22, 2024. Virat Kohli, Ratan Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, and more eminent personalities are invited. Keep reading to know more about the invitees and the temple.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir Invitees
अवधपुरी प्रभु आवत जानी।
भई सकल सोभा कै खानी॥
Shri Ramjanmabhoomi all geared up to welcome Shri Ram. pic.twitter.com/P32AM4gkkN
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) November 11, 2023
Nearly 6,000 people—including well-known persons, religious authorities, social workers, politicians, and representatives of many communities—have received invitation letters.
Prominent figures who have been invited to the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22 include actors Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia, who played Ram and Sita in the hit TV series “Ramayana,” industrialists Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, and Ratan Tata, cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and actors.
Over 7,000 guests, including 3,000 VIPs, have received invites from the Ram Mandir Trust. There will also be an invitation sent to the families of the Karsevaks who perished in the temple movement. Additional invitees include 4,000 seers, writers, journalists, scientists, RSS president Mohan Bhagwat, yoga master Ramdev, and well-known individuals from all around the nation.
According to Champat Rai, general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust, saints, priests, Shankaracharyas, former public workers, retired army officers, attorneys, musicians, and Padma winners have also been invited. (As per The Times Of India)
Ram Lalla’s Idol
श्री राम जन्मभूमि मंदिर निर्माण कार्य – प्रथम तल
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Construction – First Floor pic.twitter.com/6mqAEftXd2
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) November 27, 2023
A comprehensive security strategy has been implemented by the Ayodhya administration to ensure the safety and security of all individuals. This involves sending out a sizable group of security guards.
He also spoke about Lord Ram’s idols. In the temple, Ram Lalla will be seated in the form of a five-year-old boy inside the Ayodhya temple.
Two stones sourced from Karnataka and one from Rajasthan are being used to create three idols for this. Three sculptors from Karnataka, Ganesh Bhatt, Arun Yogiraj, and Satyanarayan Pandey from Jaipur, are creating these.
The last touches are being applied to the idols, who are nearly ready. The idol that has the most beauty will be chosen for consecration.
Advanced Entry System And Security
श्री राम जन्मभूमि मंदिर में चल रहा फर्श का कार्य
Floor Inlay work under process in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir. pic.twitter.com/4zSEewTD7C
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) November 25, 2023
According to Rai, the sanctum sanctorum on the temple’s ground floor is finished. On January 16, the rites for Ram Lalla’s Pran-Pratishtha (consecration) will start. On January 22, Lakshmi Kant Dixit, a Vedic priest from Varanasi, will conduct the principal ceremonies of the consecration ceremony.
For the celebration, The Trust has installed a highly advanced entry system. Barcoded passes will be used by VVIPs to obtain entry, guaranteeing a safe and well-organized event. The invitees will receive a link for registration; after registering, a bar code will be generated as their access pass.
Sadhus invited to participate in ceremonies commemorating the opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya have been informed that, due to security concerns, they are not permitted to bring their dandi (stick), chhatra (umbrella), or paduka (wooden footwear)
In addition, the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust has advised guests not to attend the inauguration if they are ill because they might have to walk one or two kilometres from their accommodation to the venue and sit for three or four hours at a time on January 22 during the pran pratishtha.
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Cover Image Courtesy: Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Website
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