PM Modi starts 11-day ‘Anushthan’ before Ram Mandir consecration
On January 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will oversee the consecration ceremony of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced he will undertake a 11-day anushthan (rituals) ahead of the January 22 ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at Ayodhya’s Ram temple.
“Only 11 days are left for Ram Lalla’s ‘pran pratishtha’ in Ayodhya. I am fortunate to witness the auspicious occasion. God has asked me to represent the people of India during the ceremony. Keeping in mind, I am beginning an 11-day special ritual from today. I seek blessings from all of you,” the prime minister said in a video message on social platform X.
“I am short of words to express my emotions at this point of time. It is an initiative on my part,” Modi said.
In accordance with Hindu shastras, the ‘pran pratishtha’ of a deity’s idol is a meticulous ritual, governed by specific rules that must be adhered to before the ceremony.
Despite a busy schedule and numerous responsibilities, Prime Minister Modi has chosen to diligently observe all the rituals. Consequently, he has commenced an 11-day anushthan.
In Hindu scriptures, precise guidelines exist for the fasting preceding the consecration. As a part of his daily routine, the prime minister adheres to rituals such as Brahma Muhurat Jagran, prayers, and maintains a simple diet.
Scheduled for January 22, the prime minister will oversee the consecration ceremony of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. The final preparations for the event are underway, and invitations have been extended to numerous VVIP guests from both India and abroad.
Commencing on January 16, the Vedic rituals will initiate a week before the primary ceremony. On January 22, the main ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony will be conducted by Lakshmi Kant Dixit, a priest from Varanasi.
A Mahayagya featuring 1008 Hundi rituals will be arranged, providing meals to thousands of devotees. Multiple tent cities are under construction in Ayodhya to accommodate the large number of worshippers.
The Sri Ram Janambhoomi Trust plans to accommodate 10,000-15,000 individuals with necessary arrangements.
In anticipation of the substantial influx of visitors during the grand ceremony, local authorities are actively preparing by implementing heightened security measures and organizing logistical arrangements. Their goal is to ensure a seamless and spiritually enriching experience for all attendees.