January 22: Historic Day & Event in India’s History as All Roads Lead to Ayodhya


Pran Pratishtha of Lord Ram’s idol is scheduled at the grand temple in Ayodhya at 12:30 PM on January 22. The whole country and Indians around the world are looking forward to the day 

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The historic day is just round the corner.

The Pran Pratishta ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will be held in Ayodhya on January 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with several other leaders will attend the event. Several celebrities and noted personalities have also been invited to the ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform rituals to mark the Pran Pratishtha of the idol of Ram Lalla at the grand temple on January 22.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the ceremonial installation of the idol of Shri Ram Lalla on January 22. The ceremony, spanning seven days from January 16, will include Vedic rituals for the Pran-Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya.

Ahead of the ceremony, Modi has embarked on an 11-day ‘Anushtaan’ and a pilgrimage to key temples of Lord Ram across the country. Speaking about the upcoming Pran Partishta ceremony of Lord Shri Ram Lalla, in his address in Solapur on Friday, the Prime Minister said that this was a time for devotion for all.

“I am now busy with my Yama Niyamas under the guidance of some saints and I am following them strictly before the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla. It is also a coincidence that my ritual started from the land of Panchavati from Nashik in Maharashtra. This time is one filled with devotion for all of us. That historic moment is going to come on January 22, when Lord Ram is going to sit in his grand temple. The decades-old pain of having darshan of our idol in a tent is now going to go away” he said.

Devotees chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans as they arrive at Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya on Friday

During the 11-day Anushtaan before the Pran Pratishta ceremony, PM Modi is diligently following practices prescribed by sacred texts, including sleeping on the floor, consuming only coconut water, performing Gau-pooja (cow worship), and engaging in various forms of ‘daan’ such as ‘annadaan’ and donating clothes.

Modi’s exemplary act has sparked a nationwide movement for temple cleanliness, with people from various walks of life actively participating in the #SwachhTeerthCampaign, making it a top trend on social media platforms. The campaign has garnered enthusiastic responses, from celebrities to the common man voluntarily following suit of the Prime Minister.

Pran Pratishtha of Lord Ram’s idol is scheduled at the grand temple in Ayodhya at 12:30 PM on January 22, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Elaborate arrangements are being made for the ceremony. During the ceremony, an idol of Lord Ram will be enthroned in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ayodhya’s Ram Temple.

As the city of Ayodhya is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony on January 22, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the arrangements in Ayodhya on Friday expressing satisfaction with the planning and execution. Addressing a press conference, Yogi Adityanath assured devotees that all preparations are in place for a smooth and grand ceremony.

“My appeal to the public is that the feelings that are in your mind are the same in your mind. If you come in better coordination then there will be no problem. People should not walk on foot. Many people are coming on foot. A severe cold wave is going on. Do not make programs without informing.” said UP CM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases Commemorative Postage Stamps on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir and a book of stamps issued on Lord Ram around the world (ANI)

Meanwhile, Govind Dev Giri, member of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, said that the ‘Netronmelan’ (unveling of Ram Lalla’s statue) will be done by applying honey to a gold bar. The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya’s temple will take place on January 22. “The basic method of ‘netronmelan’ is that by applying honey to a gold bar, the eyes become anointed, which looks like ‘kajal’ to the people,” Acharya Giri said.

“Ram Lalla has been enshrined in his grand temple. Today, the holy fire will be established for worship. However, the resolution for the Pran Pratishta was taken on Thursday itself. The resolution has been taken with the Vedic thoughts by sitting with the block Vedic scholars. Today, the fire will appear,” he added.

Acharya Govind Giri further explained, “After this, the method of worship will become dynamic. In the ancient knowledge of worship, all the Gods and Goddesses are invoked first and fire is considered to be the supreme of all these gods. That is why offerings are made in the fire in the same way as with the recitation of mantras. Offerings are made and that offering automatically reaches the God or Goddess. Now that the deity has been enshrined, a bandage is tied in front of its eyes, which will be opened on January 22 after the completion of the puja with complete Vedic rituals.”

Meanwhile, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) media-in-charge Sharad Sharma shared glimpses of the Ram Lalla idol, which was placed inside the sanctum-sanctoram of the temple on Thursday.

The idol of Lord Ram was placed inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in Ayodhya on Thursday. Covered with a veil, the first photo of the idol was revealed during the placement ceremony in the sanctum sanctorum on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Tulasi Udayan ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya on Friday (ANI)

The idol of ‘Ram Lalla’ is carved by Arun Yogiraj, a famed sculptor from Karnataka. The idol is 51 inches tall and weighs 1.5 tonnes. The idol portrays Lord Ram as a five-year-old child standing on a lotus also crafted from the same stone. The Pran Pratishta ceremony will be held in Ayodhya on January 22.

Meanwhile, as the global community eagerly awaits the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Sanatan Sanstha of UK (SSUK) initiated the joyous celebrations for Ram Mandir at the British Parliament, resonating with the divine sound of a Shankh. The atmosphere within the walls of the House of Commons was enriched as Shri Ram, hailed as the ‘Yugpurush,’ became the focal point of reverence.

The event began with a soulful bhajan, followed by SSUK members giving a presentation of the Kakbhushundi Samvad. Additionally, SSUK paid homage to the life of Shri Krishna by delving into the 12th Chapter of the Gita. Harrow MP Bob Blackman, along with Raj Rajeshwar Guru ji and Swami Surya Prabha Didi from Brahmarishi Ashram, Hunslow, presided over the event, marking a harmonious blend of spirituality and parliamentary presence.

The Dharmic communities in the UK, in a statement, expressed their delight to welcome the inauguration ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Not just in India, all across the world with the Indian diaspora, all eyes are on Ayodhya for the historic day and moment.

The states make a contribution

MP sends 5 lakh laddus

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav on Friday flagged off trucks carrying 5 Lakh laddus as ‘prasad’ from the city of Baba Mahakal, Ujjain to Ayodhya for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22. After the CM’s announcement, the Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee prepared the sweet offerings and packed them in containers to send to Ayodhya on the occasion of the Ram Temple opening on January 22.

Rangoli portrait of Lord Ram in Bhopal

Ahead of ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, Bhopal district administration is getting a rangoli portrait of Lord Ram prepared with 50 kg of color at Boat Club in the city. The rangoli portrait is likely to get ready by the end of the day on Friday. According to the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Bhopal district Arun Sharma, the portrait is being prepared on the instruction of the district collector Kaushlendra Vikram Singh.

Public holiday in Maharashtra on Monday

The Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday in the state on January 22 when the Pran Pratishtha ceremony will be held in Ayodhya. Following in the footsteps of the central government, which declared a half-day on the day of the Lord Shri Ram ‘Pran Prathistha’ ceremony, the General Administration Department in Maharashtra issued a notification for the public holiday on Friday.

Uttarakhand offices to remain shut

In preparation for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ayodhya Ram Temple, the Uttarakhand government has announced that all government offices and educational institutions in the state will be shut till 2:30 pm on January 22. The decision aims to facilitate the participation of employees in the historic event. Likewise, educational institutes in the State will also be shut, the State government said.

VHP invites giani of Brahma Kund Gurudwara

As the Vedic rituals ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya’s temple entered its fourth day today, International patron of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Dinesh Chandra on Friday reached Brahma Kund Gurudwara in Ayodhya where he met Giani Maharaj Ji of the Gurudwara and gave him an invitation letter to attend the Pran Pratishtha ceremony to be held on January 22.

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