The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, entrusted with the monumental task of overseeing the construction of the magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya, has officially announced the highly anticipated date for the temple’s consecration (Pran Pratishtha) – January 22, 2024. This historic event is set to be witnessed by an exclusive gathering of 10,000 selected guests and will include the honorable presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nripendra Mishra, the Chairman of the Trust, made the momentous announcement on Tuesday, raising expectations and excitement among devotees and citizens alike. He also revealed that the ground floor of the Ram Temple is on track to be completed by the year’s end, marking significant progress in the construction process.
The consecration ceremony is slated to be a grand and diverse gathering, with invitations extended to renowned industrialists, artists, leaders from various religious sects, accomplished athletes, and Padma award recipients. In a heartwarming gesture, the families of the Kar Sewaks who made the ultimate sacrifice during the temple movement will also be among the distinguished guests attending the ceremony.
Acharya Satyendra Das, the head priest of the Ram Temple, shared that the inauguration ceremony would span an entire month, commencing on January 14, 2024. The focal point of this month-long celebration will be the consecration ceremony on January 22, a date that holds immense significance for millions of devotees.
To accommodate the influx of pilgrims expected during the month-long inaugural event, the Trust has meticulously planned provisions for food and lodging, ensuring that all visitors have a comfortable and spiritually enriching experience.
Champat Rai, the General Secretary of the Trust, added that the main temple will house two idols of Lord Ram, with one of them measuring 51 inches, further enhancing the temple’s grandeur and spiritual significance.
As the countdown to this historic event begins, the nation eagerly anticipates the consecration of the Ram Temple, which stands as a symbol of faith, unity, and reverence for millions across India and beyond.