PM Modi Reflects on Ayodhya’s Historic Ram Mandir Consecration Ceremony23rd January 2024
In the wake of the consecration ceremony of Lord Ram’s idol in Ayodhya on January 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sentiments, emphasizing that the event would leave an indelible mark in the collective memory for years to come.
Taking to X on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi shared his reflections on the historic occasion, stating, “What we saw in Ayodhya yesterday, 22nd January, will be etched in our memories for years to come.”
Accompanying his words, the Prime Minister also shared a video that provided glimpses from the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony. The footage captured the awe-inspiring moment when thousands of devotees chanted Lord Ram’s name, and a helicopter showered flower petals over the newly consecrated idol at the Ayodhya temple.
The consecration of the new Ram Lalla idol marked a significant milestone in Ayodhya, with Prime Minister Modi leading the landmark event. During the ceremony, he delivered a poignant message, urging the nation to look beyond the temple’s construction and work towards building the foundation of a “strong, capable, and divine” India for the next 1,000 years.
Dressed in a golden kurta, complemented by a cream dhoti and patka, Prime Minister Modi walked inside the temple premises with a silver ‘chattar’ (umbrella) atop a red folded dupatta. He participated in the ‘sankalp’ for the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony before proceeding to the sanctum sanctorum for the rituals.
The sanctum sanctorum witnessed the presence of prominent figures such as RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the sacred rituals.
As the consecration unfolded, army helicopters showered flower petals on the temple premises, adding a majestic touch to the historic event.
Following the consecration, the doors of the Ram temple in Ayodhya opened to the general public on Tuesday. A video shared by news agency PTI showcased a significant influx of devotees eager to witness and participate in the religious fervor surrounding the newly consecrated idol.
The grandeur of the Ram temple complex, constructed in the traditional Nagara style, spans 380 feet in length from east to west and 250 feet in width. The temple’s eventual height will reach 161 feet at the ‘shikhar,’ supported by 392 pillars and featuring 44 doors. The opening of the temple to the public signifies a new chapter in Ayodhya’s rich cultural and religious history.