The long-awaited historic moment has finally arrived – the day we have all been anticipating! The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya, the result of a battle spanning over 500 years, is now a reality, bringing immense joy to every Indian. Undoubtedly, January 22, 2024, marks a significant day in world history. Grand celebrations were organized for the inauguration, and the main 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony commenced at 12:20 pm with a prayer to Lord Vishnu, with PM Modi presiding over the consecration ceremony rituals.
The distinguished guests' invitations were extended to 100 delegates from 54 countries who have confirmed their presence at the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla at the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple. Government representatives from the USA, Britain, Australia, Mauritius, and Africa, among others, are included in this prominent list. The list also features 506 state guests, 4,000 saints, and 2,200 esteemed guests. Notably, this auspicious guest list also includes eminent Indian cinema celebrities, ranging from legendary actors and musicians like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Hema Malini, singer Hariharan, and Shankar Mahadevan to young screen leaders like Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vivek Oberoi, and more. Bollywood's soulful singer, Sonu Nigam, added to the emotional atmosphere with his beautiful rendition of 'Ram Siya Ram.' ALSO READ: Live Updates: Follow the Momentous Ayodhya Ram Mandir Inauguration!
Participating in this majestic day, celebrities express their immense honour to be part of the spectacular 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir and also, the ones who were not part of the moment still erupted in pride through sharing it with their fans on internet. Whether through social media posts or interviews with the media, their joy resonates with many. Let's explore the expressions of pleasure from these stars below.
Renowned South Indian superstar and legendary actor, Rajinikanth, graced the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya today. Reflecting on the experience, he remarked, "Participating in this historic event has been a great privilege. I consider myself extremely fortunate. I am committed to visiting Ayodhya every year."
#WATCH | Actor Rajinikanth attended the Ram temple 'Pran Pratishtha' in Ayodhya today— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
"It was a historic event and I am very fortunate. Will definitely come to Ayodhya every year," he said. pic.twitter.com/8USwYmBWoA
Ranbir Kapoor, accompanied by his wife, actress Alia Bhatt, attended the opening day of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir along with colleagues Vicky-Katrina, Ayushmann, Rohit Shetty, and others. He expressed his feelings of luck and pride, stating how privileged he felt to be present on this momentous occasion. Additionally, he shared his wish to have his daughter Raha join him at such a significant moment.
Chiranjeevi Konidela & Ram Charan:
The south superstar father-son jodi arrived together at Ayodhya Ram Mandir's 'Pran Pratishtha' and shared their joy with the media. Megastar Chiranjeevi expressed, "It's a wonderful experience. Day made for the people of entire India." And Mega Power Star Ram Charan said, "...Fantastic, it was so beautiful. Once in a lifetime. It's an honour for everybody to witness this, to be born in our India and witness this. This is truly a blessing."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Actor Ram Charan says, "...Fantastic, it was so beautiful. Once in a lifetime. It's an honour for everybody to witness this, to be born in our India and witness this. This is truly a blessing." pic.twitter.com/eJ0UUfdciL— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Actress-Politician Hema Malini
Legendary actress Dream Girl' and BJP MP Hema Malini attended the Ayodhya Ram temple's 'Pran Praistha' ceremony, saying "...We are fortunate to have witnessed such a ceremony."
The man enchanted audiences for years with his movie songs yet with many devotional songs through his beautiful and powerful voice—Shankar Mahadevan—attended the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple inauguration with his wife, Sangeeta Mahadevan. Taking to Instagram, he shared with his fans, saying, "So honored and humbled being part of this historic moment ! Jai Siya Ram .. praying for peace and love for our country , for one and all !"
The legendary soulful singer Hariharan Ji being part of his honourable day, says, "Standing before the majestic Ram Mandir, embraced by a sense of peace and devotion. A truly humbling experience. Grateful for this blessed moment. 🙏"
The man who enchanted the atmosphere with the resonance of his soulful voice Sonu Nigam got emotional while speaking about being honoured to attend this historic moment.
Sonu Nigam gets emotional after attending Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 22, 2024
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The singer delivered a captivating rendition of 'Ram Siya Ram' at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya. This musical performance precedes the imminent Pran Pratishtha ceremony, adding an enchanting touch to the momentous occasion.
Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram
The newly-weds Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram took blessings of Ram Lalla, posting joyous images on social media he wrote, "Ram Lalla aa gaye hain 🚩🚩🤗🤗🤗🙏🙏"
Kangana Ranaut chants 'Jai Shree Ram' with a heartful voice as she witnesses the Ram Janmabhoomi ceremony, saying, "Ram aa gaye 🚩" and "Yehi janmbhumi hai param pujya Shri Ram ki… Jai Shri Ram 🚩"
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan of Tollywood cinema and being Jana Sena chief, also attended the inauguration ceremony. He said, "Today has been quite emotional for me. At the time of Pranpratishtha, tears had started rolling down my eyes...This has strengthened and unified Bharat as a nation..."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan says, "Today has been quite emotional for me. At the time of Pranpratishtha, tears had started rolling down my eyes...This has strengthened and unified Bharat as a nation..." pic.twitter.com/pQlXjlz5hA— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Vivek Oberoi also took part in the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony, expressing a flood of emotions as he witnessed the presence of Ram Ji. He offered heartfelt prayers for his parents and family, expressing a wish that the Lord would call him and his family to Ayodhya again and again.
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Actor Vivek Oberoi says, "Lord Ram got me emotional. His (Ram Lalla) form is beautiful. The sculpting is so good. I feel that the Lord Ram actually came within the sculpture...I was very emotional and I sought blessings for everyone in the… pic.twitter.com/CFxw5bZD4U— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
The all-rounder of Bollywood Ayushmann Khurrana also graced the ceremony with his presence and expressing his elation at being invited, said, "It is a historic moment, thank you so much for inviting me here. Everybody should visit this place, it's beautiful."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana says, "It is a historic moment, thank you so much for inviting me here. Everybody should visit this place, it's beautiful." pic.twitter.com/I0d94bungE— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
He also shared his pictures of pride from the auspicious occasion.
The veteran superstar Jackie Shroff, known for his commitment to spreading awareness about a clean environment and active participation in related activities, graced the glorious Pran Pratishtha ceremony. In a conversation with the media, he expressed immense honor at being part of this auspicious day, stating, "I feel greatly honored to have received the blessings and am thrilled to have been invited. Whenever I played the role of an inspector, my character was named 'Ram'..."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh: On the Shri Ram Pran Pratishtha ceremony, actor Jackie Shroff says, "I have received the blessing...I feel great that I was called. Whenever I was given the role of an inspector, my name was 'Ram'..." pic.twitter.com/38OYV28xWe— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif
The power couples of Bollywood Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif, and Ranbir Kapoor- Alia Bhatt also paid their presence to the occasion. Katrina and Vicky were heard hailing, "Jai Shree Ram" as they attended Ram Mandir inauguration.
Bollywood graceful singer Jubin Nautiyal was also part of the ceremony and said, "I could see such energy, such self-confidence and so much love for Lord Ram. My mind is at peace, soul satisfied..."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Singer Jubin Nautiyal says, "I could see such energy, such self-confidence and so much love for Lord Ram. My mind is at peace, soul satisfied..." pic.twitter.com/MLTENOgd9X— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff
Though Akshay Kumar was on the invitee list but he couldn't make it, as he was busy shooting for his upcoming film 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' with Tiger Shroff, so both the stars shared a video on social media by offering wishes to the netizens. They said, "On behalf of the two, I would like to wish you all Jai Shri Ram. Today is a very special day for all the Lord Ram devotees across. After a long wait, this day has arrived when Lord Ram will return to his grand temple.”
On his Instagram story, Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu shared his pride in witnessing the grand opening of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He wrote, "Amidst the echoes of history and the sanctity of faith, the grand opening of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya heralds a timeless symbol of unity and spirituality. Extremely proud to witness history unfold! #AyodhyaRamMandir #JaiShriRam 🙏🏼"
Actor Ajay Devgn shared a photo on X and wrote how 'lucky' he felt to 'witness the historic event'.
Spectacular actress Yami Gautam Dhar took to social media, expressing her pride through a heartfelt video message and extending warm wishes to netizens on this historic day.
Legendary Comedian Rajpal Yadav Dances in Joy!
We’re damn sure that this is every Indian today. Aren’t you feeling like danced with joy today to welcome Ram Lalla Ji!
Another south star Vijay Deverakonda took to Twitter and expressed saying, "What a beautiful day for all of us Jai Shree Ram!"
What a beautiful day for all of us ❤️— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) January 22, 2024
Jai Shree Ram!
Shreya Ghoshal says, "My eyes are filled with tears of joy to see the divine face of Ram Lalla. 🙏🏻♥️🌼 Jai Shree Ram 🙏🏻"
R Madhavan shared a photo of Lord Ram and wrote, "Lokah Samastah Sukinho Bhavant. May a long everlasting era of LOVE, COMPASSION, PEACE, and PROSPERITY START on this auspicious occasion, and may the world and everyone in it be blessed with the best."
Rajkummar Rao says, "बोलो सियापति रामचन्द्र जी की जय। भगवान राम हम सब पर अपना आशीर्वाद बनाये रखें। 🪔🪔❤️"