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Ayodhya Ram Mandir pran prathistha: Hindustan Times' complete coverage

Jan 22, 2024 08:23 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Opening: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed saints and religious leaders who arrived in Ayodhya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presided over the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony of the idol of Ram Lalla inside the sanctorum of the newly constructed Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The Pran Pratishtha ceremony was attended by nearly 7,000 invitees, including politicians, industrialists, celebrities and sports personalities. The temple will be opened to the public tomorrow.

PM Modi in garba-griha(X)
PM Modi in garba-griha(X)

PM Modi lights 'Ram Jyoti' after Ayodhya Ram Temple 'pran pratishtha' ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening lighted ‘Ram Jyoti’ (earthern lamps) after the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony of the idol of Ram Lalla in the newly-built Ram Temple in Ayodhya.' Read more.

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Muslim woman names her child ‘Ram Rahim’ on Ram temple consecration ceremony

Giving out a message of Hindu-Muslim unity, a Muslim woman who gave birth to a child on Monday named him ‘Ram Rahim’ - on a day when the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony was held at the Ram temple in the holy city of Ayodhya. The woman gave birth to the child in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad. Read more.

‘Delighted to arrive on second Diwali’: UNGA President on visiting India amid Ram temple consecration


United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president Dennis Francis on Monday said that he is “delighted” to arrive in India on the day the country is celebrating its “second Diwali” - referring to the Ram temple's grand consecration ceremony in Ayodhya. Read more.

Mukesh Ambani's residence 'Antilia' lit up with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ for Ram temple event- Video

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani's residence 'Antilia' in Mumbai has been lit up with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan, beautiful diyas and colourful decorations to mark the 'pran pratishtha' or consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The consecration ceremony took place in the temple on January 22. See here

PM Modi's speech in Ayodhya | Top quotes

Modi, who led the rituals and unveiled the eyes of Ram Lalla idol, walked inside the temple premises with a silver 'chattar' (umbrella) placed on a red folded dupatta. He also offered a 'dandavat pranam' to Lord Ram at the new Ayodhya temple after the consecration ceremony. Read more

Why PM Modi apologised to Lord Ram?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday apologised to Lord Ram over a significant delay in the construction of a grand Ram Janmabhoomi Temple saying that the efforts might not have be to the mark that we couldn't fulfill this work for so many centuries that was achieved today. Read more

‘No more curfews, no firings’: Yogi Adityanath on Ram Temple inauguration

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the 500-year-old dream of the people of India of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, has come true. Speaking in the holy city after the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple, the BJP leader said it was for the first time in history that a major community had to struggle for so long to get their God his rightful place. Referring to the firing on 'kar sevaks' in 1990, he said now there won't be any curfews or firings in Ayodhya. Read more

‘Our Ram has arrived’: PM Modi gets emotional after Ram Lalla idol consecrated in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Ram Lalla will no longer stay in a tent, after the new idol was consecrated at the Ayodhya temple on Monday. Addressing people after the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in Ayodhya, Modi said, "Our Ram has arrived, "Ram Lalla will not stay in a tent now. He will stay in the grand temple..." Read here

Do you know about Ayodhya's Korean connection?

The 'pran pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place on Monday with invitations extended to representatives from over 50 countries. Among the invitees is Kim Chil-su from South Korea, a member of the Queen Heo dynasty. Read here

PM Modi offers 'dandavat pranam' to Ram Lalla after pran pratishtha

After completing the rituals of the pran pratishtha ceremony of Lord Ram Lalla in the newly built Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered 'dandavat pranam' and bowed to Lord Ram. Watch here

Who all joined PM Modi for Ram Lalla idol 'pran pratishtha’ at Ayodhya temple?

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi during ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Lalla idol inside the sanctorum of newly constructed Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Monday, January 22. Read more

Here's what Nobel Laurete Kailash satyarthi said on Ram Mandir pran pratishtha

Nobel Peace Laureate and activist Kailash Satyarthi arrived at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Pran Pratishtha Day on Monday and said that definitely it's a historic day. Read here

Clad in traditional kurta-pajama, PM Modi sits in pran pratishtha ceremony

PM Modi chooses his dress carefully for each occasion. On Monday, as the nation waited with bated breath for the pran pratishtha ceremony of Lord Ram Lalla in Ram Mandir, PM Modi appeared in traditional kurta-pajama, jacket and a stole -- all in cream colour. Read here

IAF choppers shower flowers on Ram Temple after Ram Lalla's idol face revealed

Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers on monday showered flower petals over Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple premises in Ayodhya as the idol of Ram Lalla is unveiled in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. See here

First look of Lord Ram Lalla in Ayodhya after pran-partistha

Here is the first look of Lord Ram Lalla in Ayodhya after pran-partistha.

Watch: Aerial visuals of Ayodhya Ram Temple shot from PM Modi's chopper

PM Modi on Monday arrived in the temple town to preside over the rituals of the consecration ceremony of Lord Ram Lalla's idol. Watch here

Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj's first reaction after reaching Ayodhya for pran prathistha ceremony

Arun Yogiraj, who sculpted the Ram Lalla idol, arrived in Ayodhya for the consecration or pran pratishtha ceremony of the newly constructed Ram Mandir on Monday. Yogiraj, a Mysuru-based sculptor, said he considered himself the “luckiest person on the earth now”. Read here

PM Modi reaches Ayodhya for Ram temple consecration

PM Modi arrived in Ayodhya for the consecration ceremony at the newly constructed Ram temple. The PM landed at the Maharshi Valmiki International Airport and will head to the helipad from there.

'Ganga Maha Aarti' to be held at Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat

A grand 'Ganga Maha Aarti' will be organised at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

List of VVIP invitees for Ayodhya event

Here is a list of VVIPs and celebrities who have been invited to attend consecration ceremony of the Ram janmbhoomi temple in Ayodhya.

Anil Ambani, Sunil Mittal arrive in Ayodhya

Industrialists Sunil Bharti Mittal and Anil Ambani arrived in Ayodhya to attend the Pran Pratistha ceremony of Ram Lalla

What's the weather like in Ayodhya?

Ayodhya is experiencing misty weather and cold day conditions are predicted to prevail during the day. According to the weather department, Ayodhya is likely to experience 'cold day' conditions with the maximum temperature expected to settle around 15 to 17 degrees Celsius.

Odisha sculptor creates Ram Mandir replica using matchsticks

A sculptor from Odisha, Saswat Ranjan, made a replica of Ayodhya's Ram temple using matchsticks in Puri.

Muslim body reveals date for Ayodhya mosque construction, new crowdfunding plan

The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation will begin the construction of a grand mosque in Ayodhya from May this year, a senior official informed Reuters. Read here

Ambani family to be in Ayodhya for Pran Pratishtha ceremony

All the members of the Mukesh Ambani family will be present personally at Ayodhya to witness the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla.

Ram Mandir pran-prathistha: From New York to Sydney, how Indians are celebrating Ayodhya temple inauguration

Indians living in the United States and other countries have started celebrating with much fanfare, showcasing their unbridled enthusiasm and reverence for this historic occasion. Read more

Janaki Temple in Nepal's Janakpur illuminated with lights

Janaki Temple in Nepal's Janakpur has been illuminated with lights as people are keen to celebrate the Pran Pratistha of Ram Lalla in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, which is set to take place today.

Sikkim CM hails consecration ceremony in Ayodhya

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang hailed the consecration ceremony saying, “January 22, 2024 will forever be etched in the illustrious history of our nation as a day of unparalleled significance. On this momentous occasion, Ram Lalla, the revered deity, is poised to return to his sacred birthplace in Ayodhya.”

Ayodhya Ram Mandir inauguration: Full schedule of temple ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony

Between 12:05pm and 1pm, the Ram Mandir Prathistha, or consecration ceremony, in Ayodhya will begin with PM Narendra Modi presiding over the rituals. See full schedule here

‘Mahaprasad’ that Ram Temple guests will receive today

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has received over 20,000 packets of the 'mahaprasad', which would be distributed among the VVIPs and dignitaries at the ceremony. Read more details here

Who are 4 Shankaracharyas refusing to attend Ram Mandir event?

Top four Sanatan Hindu Dharma spiritual leaders, also known as ‘Shankaracharyas’, will not attend the consecration ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Read here

Will Delhi AIIMS be closed today?

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi will remain closed till 2:30 pm on January 22 in wake of the Ram temple ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony in Ayodhya. Read here

Yogi Adityanath's message ahead of consecration ceremony

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed saints and religious leaders who arrived in Ayodhya saying, “Hearty welcome and greetings to the revered saints and religious leaders coming from all over the country and the world for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the new idol of Shri Ram Lalla in the Prabhu Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple located in Shri Ayodhya Dham.”

What Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Ram Mandir opening

The Vice President said that January 22 will be etched in history as a defining moment of 'tryst with divinity' in the country's civilisational trajectory.

"Congratulations on this epochal day of #RamMandirPranPratishta in the historical city of Ayodhya, the #RamJanmbhoomi... January 22 is etched in history as a defining moment of 'tryst with divinity' in our civilisational trajectory," he said.

Smriti Irani performs Shramdaan at Maa Durgan Bhavani Dham

Union minister Smriti Irani performed 'Shramdaan' at Siddha temple 'Maa Durgan Bhavani Dham' in her Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.

What about entry pass for attendees at Ram Mandir ceremony?

Invitation cards for the consecration ceremony have been sent out to over 7,000 guests, including 3,000 VVIPs. Read here

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor to attend Ram Mandir consecration

Besides Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal were snapped arriving at the airport. Madhuri Dixit was also among them. Which bollywood celebrities are attending? Check here

Gifts for the guests attending the ceremony

As guests leave after the consecration ceremony, they will be gifted a box containing soil pulled during the excavation for the temple. Details here

No stock market today

The stock market will be shut today and there won’t be trading in government securities and money markets. What RBI announced?

Don't know where to watch the ceremony? We got you covered

The ceremony, which will be livestreamed around the world, is expected to begin at 12.20pm. The event's coverage will begin much earlier on national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) and private news channels. More details here

What you didn't know about the Ram idol

The idol of Ram Lalla, carved by Mysuru sculptor Arun Yogiraj, was placed inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on January 18. But there's so much more to it which we covered here

See stunning photos of the Ram Mandir here

The Ram Mandir has been constructed in the traditional Nagara style. Its length (east-west) is 380 feet; width 250 feet and height 161 feet. It is supported by a total of 392 pillars and has 44 doors.

Holiday for some states today

For some states, it is a holiday today which means that schools, offices and other institutions will remain shut. These include Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh but some states have a half-day off too. Check more here

Ayodhya's security plan for Ram Mandir inauguration

A multi-layer security cover is in place in Ayodhya as 10,000 CCTV cameras and drones equipped with artificial intelligence are being used while police personnel have also been deployed at the venue.

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