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Ayodhya Ram Mandir Consecration LIVE Updates: Yogi Adityanath Arrives At Ram Temple Ahead Of Inauguration


Ayodhya Ram Mandir Consecration LIVE Updates: Yogi Adityanath Arrives At Ram Temple Ahead Of Inauguration

Ayodhya Mandir LIVE updates: The ‘pran pratishtha’ at the Ram temple will begin at 12:20 pm

New Delhi:

The much-awaited inauguration of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place today with the ‘pran pratistha’ (consecration ceremony) of Ram Lalla taking place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and about 7,000 distinguished guests.

The ‘pran pratishtha’ at the Ram Mandir will begin at 12:20 pm and is likely to end by 1 pm. 

The consecration ceremony had started on January 16 with “prayaschit” and “karmakuti” puja being performed on that day. 

The new 51-inch idol of Ram Lalla, which is carved by Mysuru-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj, entered the premises on January 17 and was placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple on January 18.

Here are the LIVE updates on Ram Mandir consecration:

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Amid Ram Temple Celebrations, What Opposition Leaders Are Doing
The grand consecration ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is set to begin in a few hours. 

The temple trust that is organising the event had invited several Opposition leaders, but they have decided to stay away. 

The question, then, is what will key Opposition leaders do today as the ceremony in Ayodhya gets underway.

Video: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan At Ram Temple
Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have also arrived at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to attend the consecration ceremony.

Pic: Actor Kangana Ranaut, Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar At Ram Mandir

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar have arrived at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to attend the consecration ceremony.

Video: Ex-Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu At Ayodhya Ram Temple

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has arrived at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya to attend the Ram Temple ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony.

Pics: Rajnath Singh Performs Pooja At Home Ahead Of Ayodhya Event
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has performed a ‘pooja’ at his residence ahead of the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Video: Actor Vivek Oberoi, Singer Sonu Nigam At Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and singer Sonu Nigam have arrived at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya to attend the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony.

Video: Anil Ambani At Ram Janmaboomi Temple In Ayodhya
Industrialist Anil Ambani has arrived at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in Ayodhya to attend the consecration ceremony.

Yogi Adityanath At Ayodhya Ram Mandir
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reached the Ram temple in Ayodhya ahead of the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony.

PM Modi To Interact With Workers Involved In Ram Mandir Construction

After participating in the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla, PM Narendra Modi will interact with the workers involved in the construction of the Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir.

Video: Ayodhya Ram Temple On ‘Pran Pratishtha’ Ceremony Day
In a video shared by the news agency ANI, Ayodhya’s Ram temple is seen on the morning of the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony day.

Ram Mandir Live Updates: Ayodhya Weather Forecast For Consecration Day

Ayodhya and nearby areas experienced misty weather today morning. 

According to the weather department, the temple city is likely to experience ‘cold day’ conditions today, with the maximum temperature expected to settle around 15 to 17 degrees Celsius.

A ‘cold day’ is when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius below normal, and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees below normal.

“Epochal Day”: Vice President On Ayodhya Ram Temple Opening

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar today called the ‘pran pratishtha’ at Ram Mandir in Ayodhya an “epochal day”.

Taking to his official X account, he said it is “gratifying” to witness celebratory moment marking “reawakening of national pride all over”.

“January 22 is etched in history as defining moment of  ‘tryst with divinity’ in our civilisational trajectory,” he said.

“On this day, let us resolve to inculcate Prabhu Shri Ram’s values  of Integrity, forgiveness, bravery, sincerity, humility, care and compassion as a way of life to bring about enlightenment, peace, harmony and righteousness all around,” Vice President Dhankhar added.

“Heartfelt wishes to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as he leads, after 11-day rigorous ‘anushthan’, the sacred rituals in the presence of other yajmans, saints and seers guiding the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya,” he said.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Consecration Live: Mexico Gets Its First Ram Temple

Ahead of the Ram temple’s ‘pran pratishtha’ in Ayodhya, a city in Mexico on Sunday got its first Lord Ram temple.

The temple in Queretaro was inaugurated after the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony was performed by an American priest with Mexican hosts and the idols brought from India.

Ram Mandir Consecration Will Take India To New Heights: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the “historic moment” of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya will enrich the Indian heritage and culture and take the country’s development journey to new heights.

His remarks came in response to President Droupadi Murmu’s two-page letter to him ahead of the ‘pran pratishtha’ at the Ram temple.

Tagging the president’s letter, PM Modi said in a post in Hindi on X, “Honorable @rashtrapatibhvn ji, Thank you very much for your good wishes on the auspicious occasion of Ram Lalla’s consecration in Ayodhya Dham.” He added, “I am confident that this historic moment will further enrich Indian heritage and culture and take our development journey to new heights.” 

President Murmu in her letter to the PM had said that the nationwide celebratory atmosphere is an uninhibited expression of India’s eternal soul and start of a new cycle in the country’s resurgence.

Ram Mandir Consecration: 5 Lakh Laddus From Mahakaleshwar Temple Reach Ayodhya

About five lakh laddus prepared at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain have reached Ayodhya for the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple.

The laddus, weighing about 50 gm each, will be distributed to devotees as prasad on the occasion, an official said.

Industrialists Invited To Ayodhya Ram Temple Event

Industrialists Mukesh Ambani, Ratan N Tata, the chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, and Tata Sons chairperson N Chandrasekaran are on the guest list for the Ram temple event.

Adani Group chairperson Gautam Adani and mining mogul Anil Agarwal have also been invited to the Ram temple event.

Mahindra and Mahindra’s Anand Mahindra, Hinduja group’s Ashok Hinduja, Wipro’s Azim Premji, Nusli Wadia of Bombay Dyeing, Torrent group founder and chairperson Sudhir Mehta, GMR Group’s G M R Rao, and real estate baron Niranjan Hiranandani have also been invited.

Ram Temple Live Updates: Actors Who May Attend ‘Pran Pratistha’

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt are on the guest list, which also features Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Kangana Ranaut, Madhuri Dixit and BJP’s actor-MPs Hema Malini and Sunny Deol.

Actors Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi, Mohanlal, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, and Junior NTR have also been invited to the ‘pran pratistha’ ceremony at the Ram Temple.

Actor Arun Govil, who portrayed Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s iconic TV series “Ramayan”, and his co-star in the show Dipika Chikhlia, who played the role of Goddess Sita, have also been invited.

Sportspersons Invited For Ram Mandir Inauguration

Several former and present Indian cricketers have been invited for the Ram temple inauguration.

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Virendra Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja have got invites for the Ram temple event.

Former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team Mithali Raj has also received the invitation.

Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, sprint queen PT Usha, and footballer Bhaichung Bhutia are also among the prominent sports personalities who have received invitations.

ISRO Members On Ayodhya Ram Mandir Event Guest List

ISRO chairperson S Somanath, former ISRO chairperson K Sivan, and ISRO director Nilesh Desai have been invited for Ram Mandir inauguration.

Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Other Judges On Guest List For Ayodhya Ram Temple Event

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and several sitting and former judges, including Ranjan Gogoi have been invited for the consecration ceremony at the Ram Temple.

Politicians Invited To Ram Temple Ceremony

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are on the guest list for the grand Ram Mandir event.

Former presidents Ram Nath Kovind and Pratibha Patil, and former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu are also on the list along with former Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Ranjan Bhattacharya, the son-in-law of former prime minister and BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Former Union minister Arun Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta and daughter Sonali, and former Lok Sabha speakers Sumitra Mahajan and Meira Kumar, are on the list too.

Ram Temple Live Updates: Multi-Layer Security Cover In Place In Ayodhya

A multi-layer security cover is in place in Ayodhya for the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir. About 10,000 CCTV cameras and drones equipped with artificial intelligence are keeping an eye on the movement of people and police personnel in plain clothes have been deployed at the venue.

Multiple NDRF teams trained to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks, drowning incidents and disasters like earthquakes have also been deployed for the mega event.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Ram Temple Decorated With Flowers

Ayodhya’s Ram temple has been decorated with flowers and special lights.

Over 3,000 kgs of flowers of more than 20 varieties have reportedly been used for decoration of the grand structure for the consecration ceremony.

(Images credit: PTI) 

The flowers include chrysanthemum, gerbera, orchid, and exotic ones like anthurium and lilium.

These flowers, each variety of different colours, have been brought from Chennai, Bangaluru, Pune, Lucknow and Delhi.

Ram Mandir Ceremony Live: Key Features Of Ram Temple In Ayodhya

The Ram temple in Ayodhya is designed in the traditional Nagar architectural style, which is mostly popular in the regions around Malwa, Rajputana and Kalinga.

Pillars and walls are adorned with carved statues of Gods and Goddesses.

(Photos credits: Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra)

The Ram Mandir’s dimensions are as follows: length (east to west) – 380 feet, width – 250 feet, and height – 161 feet.

Once completed, it will be a three-story structure with each floor having a height of 20 feet. The temple will have a total of 392 pillars and 44 gates.

(Photo credits: Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra)

The temple will have five pavilions — Dance, Color, Sabha, Prayer, and Kirtan Pavilions.

Entry to the temple is from the east side, climbing 32 stairs from Singhdwar.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Consecration Live: Seven-Day Rituals Began On Jan 16

The process of ‘pran pratishtha’ has already started from January 16. The ‘prayaschit’ and ‘karmakuti’ puja was performed on January 16. 

The 51-inch idol of Ram Lalla carved by Mysuru-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj entered the premises on January 17. It was then placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple on January 18.

‘Aushadhivas’, ‘kesaradhivas’, and ‘ghritadhivas’ were organized on January 19, ‘dhanyadhivas’ on January 19, ‘sugardhivas’, ‘fruitdhivas’, ‘pushpadhivas’ on January 20.

‘Madhyadhivas’ and ‘shayadhivas’ took place on January 21.

Ram Temple Live Updates: 121 Acharyas To Monitor Consecration Ceremony
As many as 121 Acharyas will coordinate and monitor all the processes of the ritual of the Ram Temple consecration ceremony.

Varanasi’s Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid will guide all the processes, while Varanasi’s Laxmikant Mathuranath Dixit will be the chief Acharya. 

Ram Mandir Live Updates: ‘Pran Pratishtha’ To Begin At 12:20 PM

The ‘pran pratishtha’ at the Ram Mandir will begin at 12:20 pm. It is expected to conclude by 1 pm.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Consecration Live Updates: Ram Temple Inauguration To Take Place Today
The much-awaited inauguration of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place today. 

The ‘pran pratistha’ (consecration ceremony) of Ram Lalla will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and about 7,000 distinguished guests.





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