Modi rests on the floor and enjoys coconut water in preparation for the Ram Temple ceremony.
People knowledgeable about the situation mentioned on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implemented a rigorous routine in anticipation of the consecration of the Ram Temple.
Ahead of the consecration of the Ram temple, individuals familiar with recent developments reported on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adhered to a disciplined routine. They added that the 73-year-old leader is resting on the floor and exclusively consuming coconut water.
The spokesperson for the prime minister affirmed, “It’s accurate.” Additionally, he confirmed that Modi’s preference for coconut water is in line with the satvik diet, a requirement for conducting the ceremony.
The Prime Minister declared last week his intention to adhere to Yama Niyam, a mandatory practice to be observed for 11 days preceding sacred events. He also discussed the performance of various rituals as part of an anushthan.
With only 11 days remaining for the ‘pran pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, I feel privileged to be part of this auspicious event. God has entrusted me with the responsibility of representing the people of India during the ceremony. Accordingly, I am commencing an 11-day special ritual from today. I humbly seek blessings from all of you,” the Prime Minister stated in a video on X.
In addition to his early rising and dietary habits, Modi dedicated the week to visiting temples in the western and southern regions of India, including Panchavati in Nashik, associated with Lord Ram’s purported exile.
Modi also made trips to the Guruvayur temple in Kerala and the Veerabhadra temple in Andhra Pradesh.
Scheduled for this weekend, Modi’s itinerary includes a series of temple visits in Tamil Nadu. On Saturday, during his visit to the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tiruchirappalli, he plans to engage with scholars reciting verses from the Kamba Ramayan. Subsequently, in Rameshwaram, he will be part of the audience experiencing the Ramayana recited in Sanskrit, Awadhi, Kashmiri, Gurumukhi, Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, and Gujarati, with a focus on Ram’s return to Ayodhya. In the evening, he is set to attend devotional songs at the Sri Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple. The following day, Modi will visit the Kothandaramaswamy Temple in Dhanushkodi and proceed to Arichal Munai, believed to be the site where the Ram Setu was constructed, as per his office.
In the meantime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called upon its members and functionaries to coordinate various programs in alignment with the ceremony on January 22. In a communication addressed to all office bearers, General Secretary Arun Singh has directed party workers to arrange cleanliness campaigns in observance of the event and celebrate the day with festivities akin to Diwali.