A 500-year-old dream was at last realized with the completion of the Pran Pratishtha of the Ram temple. Numerous millions of people nationwide commemorated the “Pran Prathisthan” of the Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Monday afternoon. Activities included processions, unique poojas, prayer chanting, hymns, ringing of temple bells, shouts of “Jai Shree Ram,” gulal spraying, cracker popping, and the distribution of delicious “prasad” and “maha-prasad.”
Most of the approximately 5,000 Hindu temples scattered throughout the city, both large and small, participated in the festivities. Some are very old, some are very large, some are very popular, and a few are very magnificent, representing or honoring multiple gods and goddesses and drawing millions of devotees every day.
Since Sunday, practically every temple in the nation has been decked out in flowers, with marigolds being the most popular flower along with a variety of “tulsi,” lotuses, hibiscus, and other flowers that create a beautiful and melodious atmosphere.
Many temples are transformed into a vivid, colorful display at night by sparkling fairy lights and tiny ghee-oil lamps that emit a golden, warm glow. This represents an unprecedented second Diwali celebration in which Lord Ram, the Prince of Ayodhya, is welcomed with great pomp and circumstance at his home.
The majority of the nation’s Lord Ram Temples are notable due to their distinct histories, customs, and devotees’ feelings. For a live telecast of the Ayodhya ceremonies, several temples have set up special LED screens.
“I firmly believe and have great faith that Ram’s followers are fully engrossed in this momentous occasion today. This is greatly felt by the followers of Ram everywhere in the nation and the world. “This is the most sacred and divine moment of all,” he said.
In addition, PM Modi commended the Indian judiciary, stating that it upheld justice and cited the historic ruling in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as evidence.
“For decades, there was a legal dispute regarding Lord Ram’s existence. At the event, he said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the Indian judiciary for doing justice.” That Lord Ram is the “spirit of Indian Constitution” was also added. Ram is “not a dispute,” according to the prime minister, but rather “a solution.”
The Prime Minister praised the historic temple inauguration and stated that although Indians have faced a “complicated past,” the future appears bright going forward. Following the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, Prime Minister and head of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Samiti Mohan Bhagwat received a silver model of the Ram temple from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.