Read about the significant moment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepts the invitation to install Lord Ram’s idol in Ayodhya’s Ram Temple on January 22. Witness history in the making.
The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Trust extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, asking him to preside over the installation of the idol of Lord Ram in the Garbhagriha of the Ram Mandir at the Ayodhya temple on January 22 next year. Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Trust, confirmed this news.
Rai stated, “Today, in the company of fellow members of the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Trust, we met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and he graciously accepted our invitation to be present on January 22 for the installation of Lord Ram’s idol in the Garbhagriha. The date for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony on January 22 is now officially confirmed.”
Prime Minister Modi expressed his deep gratitude for the opportunity and announced the event through his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter).
Prime Minister Modi shared his joy in a post on X, saying, “Hail Siya Ram! Today is a day filled with profound emotions. Recently, officials from the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust visited my residence and invited me to Ayodhya for the consecration of the Shri Ram temple. I consider myself immensely fortunate to witness this historic occasion in my lifetime.”
The construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is progressing rapidly, following a lengthy legal battle that culminated in the Supreme Court’s decision to permit its construction in 2019.
The temple project was a significant promise made by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the Supreme Court verdict, the government established the ‘Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra’ Trust, tasked with making all decisions related to the temple’s construction.
On August 5, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the temple, and now, the installation of the idol of Ram Lalla is scheduled to take place in the sanctum sanctorum on January 22, 2024.
The Chief priest of Ram Janmabhoomi, Acharya Satyendra Das, revealed that PM Modi has officially accepted the Trust’s invitation and will be present in Ayodhya on January 22 to conduct the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony for Ram Lalla.