Ayodhya Temple: PM Modi To Place Ram Lalla’s Idol On 8-Ft-Tall Gold Plated Marble Throne

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Ayodhya Temple: PM Modi To Place Ram Lalla’s Idol On 8-Ft-Tall Gold Plated Marble Throne

At the Pran Pratishtha ceremony held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will enthrone Ram Lalla on a gold-plated marble throne inside the temple’s sanctum-sanctorum. Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the RSS, and UP CM Yogi Adityanath will also be present. Devotees can enter the shrine starting on January 23. Indians have been awaiting this day. Here’s more about it!

Ayodhya Temple: PM Modi To Place Ram Lalla’s Idol 

The Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s 18 ground-floor entrances as well as the shikhar (dome) of the temple will both have gold plating. A throne constructed of Makrana marble, measuring eight feet tall, three feet long, and four feet broad, will be positioned over the 4.25-foot-tall idol of Ram Lalla. 

The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust’s workshop in Rajasthan is preparing the throne, which is scheduled to arrive in Ayodhya on December 15. In Ayodhya, the throne would be adorned with gold plates. The Ram Lalla’s seat would be gold-plated, according to Anil Mishra, a member of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, using gold bricks and other gold objects donated by devotees. 

This will be handled by professionals. The Trust has also made the decision to gold-plate each of the temple’s eighteen ground-floor doors. 

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First Floor Construction Will Be Finished Soon

As per the trust, the ground floor construction of the temple is complete, and currently, the flooring of Parikrama Marg is under development. The Ayodhya temple’s first story is being built by the Trust as well. Mishra claims that about 80% of the first floor of the Ram Mandir’s construction has been finished. 

Now the first floor of the temple is being prepared for pillars. By the time the temple opens to pilgrims on January 22nd, the trust hopes to have finished building the first floor, according to Mishra.

The Trust claims that 160 pillars have been placed on the ground floor of the temple, 132 pillars will be erected on the first floor, and 74 pillars will be erected on the second floor. Every floor is 20 feet in elevation. (As per Hindustan Times)

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Distribution Of Akshat 

About 4000 saints and 2500 notable individuals from all around the nation will be invited. Their presence will be important at the inaugural ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. This list is also being finalized by the Trust.

A week before the major celebration on January 16, there will be Vedic ceremonies for Ram Lalla’s Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Mandir.

According to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, prayers will be held simultaneously in about 5 lakh temples nationwide. This announcement was for January 22, 2024, the day the Ram Mandir will be inaugurated. In order to facilitate this, Temple officials have announced that on November 5, they will start distributing “Pujit Akshat” to employees from about 45 regions.

During rituals, uncooked and unbroken rice is offered to gods and goddesses, known as akshat. Workers affiliated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will distribute Pujit Akshat throughout the nation in an organized fashion. The laborers will transport this akshat to their respective regions. People will receive invitations to the event through this Akshat in all of the nation’s cities and villages. (As per organiser)

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