The historic moment is finally here, the day we all were waiting for! The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, Ayodhya, a battle fought over 500 years, is now a reality. Surely, January 22, 2024, marks a glorious day in world history. Also, giant celebrations are organized for the inauguration, and the main ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony will commence at 12:20 pm with a prayer to Lord Vishnu. PM Modi is scheduled to preside over the consecration ceremony rituals.
As many as 100 delegates from across 54 countries have confirmed their presence at Ram Lalla’s consecration ceremony at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on January 22. The Ram Temple Trust has sent out invites to government representatives USA, Britain, Australia, Mauritius and Africa to name a few. The list also includes 506 state guests. Including 4000 saints and 2200 esteemed guests.
The schedule – At 12:21 pm, the priests will commence the chanting of mantras to invoke the divine presence of Lord Rama. Following this, at 12:29 pm, they are scheduled to place Lord Rama's idol in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Ram Mandir. The ceremonial proceedings will conclude with a prayer to Lord Rama at precisely 12:30 pm. Subsequently, at 1 pm, Prime Minister Modi will depart from the Mandir premises and deliver an address to a gathering of approximately 7,000 people during a rally.
Here’s the live updates of the ceremony:
Arriving home, PM Modi Lights 'Ram Jyoti' at his Delhi Residence:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared images of himself lighting a massive lamp, referred to as 'Ram Jyoti,' at his residence in Delhi. This gesture symbolizes the 'Pran Pratishtha' of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, marking a significant moment in the celebrations.
Laser Show post-Pran Pratishtha ceremony:
In a historic moment following the 'Pran Pratishtha' of Ram Lalla at the Ayodhya Ram Temple, a mesmerizing laser and light show unfolded, portraying Lord Ram and spreading joy throughout the universe.
Ram Mandir Lits Up Brighty in the Evening:
The Ayodhya Ram Temple glows with enchanting illumination after the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremonUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath graces the illuminated Ayodhya Ram Temple, marking the joyous celebration of the consecration of Ram Lalla.
#WATCH | After returning from Ayodhya Ram temple 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony, PM Modi in a meeting today decided that the government will launch 'Pradhanmantri Suryoday Yojana' with the target of installing solar rooftop systems on 1 crore houses. pic.twitter.com/8ljrLglE9u— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
PM Modi Honours Ram Temple Workers with Flower Petals:
In a touching gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi adorned the workers who contributed to the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, with cascading flower petals. Expressing gratitude, he honoured the dedication and hard work of the crew members who played a vital role in bringing the temple to fruition.
PM Modi Honours Idol of Jatayu with Floral Tribute:
In the sacred precincts of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reverently adorned the idol of Jatayu with a shower of flowers. This symbolic gesture unfolded as part of the auspicious ceremonies held on the temple premises.
After addressing invitees PM Modi offers prayer to Lord Shiva:
Following his address to the assembled crowd, Prime Minister Modi took a moment to offer prayers before Lord Shiva in Ayodhya on Monday.
PM Modi Speaks in Pride Arrival of Lord Ram at Ayodhya Ram Mandir:
Amid the majestic Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Prime Minister Modi takes the stage to address the gathered crowd. Sharing his sentiments with the attendees, he expresses that the long-awaited moment has arrived, proclaiming, "Our beloved Lord Ram has graced us with His presence," and says, "Ram Lalla will not stay in a tent now. He will stay in the grand temple..."
“Ram temple's construction will set off a firestorm."
“They should reconsider as Ram is energy, not fire, a solution not dispute", said PM Modi.
“The sunrise of 22nd January has brought a wonderful glow. January 22, 2024, is not a date written on the calendar. It is the origin of a new time cycle," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi said, “India now full of positive energy. It will attain prosperity by being guided by tradition, and modernity."
“We have to now lay a foundation of India of next 1,000 years; We take a pledge to build a capable, grand, divine India from this moment," said PM Modi in Ayodhya on Monday. After completing his address to the gathering in Ayodhya, PM Modi is set to reach Kuber Tila.
अयोध्या धाम में श्री राम लला की प्राण-प्रतिष्ठा से पूरा भारतवर्ष राममय और भावुक है। https://t.co/nGzYkOttSy— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2024
CM Yogi Adityanath Speaks to Crowds Post Ram Temple 'Pran Pratishtha' Ceremony:
Following the completion of the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses the gathered crowd, sharing his thoughts and sentiments with the people with all pride to witness finally this significant day. And said, "It's an emotional moment for all of us".
"It has come after a 500-year wait," he said. "There are some feelings in my heart that I cannot find words to express. Everyone is emotional and happy. On this historic moment, every city and village in the country has turned into Ayodhya, and every path seems to be heading towards the Ram Janmabhoomi," he added.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath says, "Now the streets of Ayodhya won't echo with gunshots. There will be no curfew. Now there will be Deepotsav and Ramotsav here. Shri Ram's name 'Sankirtan' will echo in the streets because the establishment of Ram Lalla here is the… pic.twitter.com/Kigqt3UVVm— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Bollywood A-Listers Shine at Ayodhya Ram Temple Pranpratishtha Ceremony:
A star-studded affair unfolded at the Ayodhya Ram Temple Pranpratishtha ceremony today, graced by the presence of numerous Bollywood luminaries. Directors Rohit Shetty and Rajkumar Hirani, along with actors Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, and Ayushmann Khurrana, gathered at the venue, striking a pose for a memorable photograph.
IAF Choppers Grace Ayodhya Sky with Petals as Ram Lalla Idol Revealed:
As the idol of Ram Lalla is unveiled in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the skies above Ayodhya are adorned with flower petals, cascading from IAF choppers. A picturesque scene unfolds as the choppers shower petals over the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple premises, adding a touch of grandeur to the historic moment.
#WATCH | Choppers shower flower petals over Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple premises in Ayodhya as the idol of Ram Lalla is unveiled in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/obp7dxyV6r— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Prime Minister Breaks his 11-day-long Fast:
Following the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his fasting period. Prior to the consecration of Lord Rama, PM Modi observed a fast, sustaining himself only with tender coconut water and fruits. During this spiritual observance, he chose to rest on a mat placed on the floor.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath presented a Replica of the Ram Mandir to the Prime Minister:
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath presented a replica of Ayodhya's Ram temple to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in Ayodhya.
Prime Minister Modi offers 'mastak naman' to the guests present at Ram Mandir:
Narendra Modi ji pays tribute to the guests present at the historic Ram Janmabhoomi Temple's inauguration.
PM Modi Gifted Gold Ring by Seer at Ram Lalla Temple Ceremony:
After the conclusion of the Pran Pratistha ceremony at the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a gold ring as a gift from a seer.
PM performs 'Dandavat Pranam' to Lord Rama:
Following the culmination of the Pran Pratistha ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Lord Ram Lalla by performing 'Dandavat Pranam' at the Ram Mandir temple in Ayodhya.
Maharashtra Eknath Shinde
After the completion of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde was seen playing the 'Dhol' at the Kopineshwar temple in Thane, at his residential city.
As the Chief Minister dropped his plan to attend the ceremony upon discovering that his trusted colleague and deputy CM, Devendra Fadnavis, had not received an invitation to the historic consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Monday, he decided to forgo his initial plan to attend. Shinde has now announced that he, along with both deputy CMs, the entire cabinet, and all legislators from Shiv Sena, NCP, and BJP, will collectively visit Ayodhya at a later, more convenient time. He believes that going alone for the Ram temple opening serves no purpose, and the significance of the entire cabinet praying together in Ayodhya adds a special touch to the occasion.
Pran Pratishtha ceremony is done:
Ayodhya's Ram Temple Ceremony Resonates with 50 Diverse Musical Instruments:
The Pran Pratistha ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya featured a devotional "Mangal Dhwani" with 50 musical instruments from various regions of India. Instruments such as pakhawaj, flute, and dholak from Uttar Pradesh, veena from Karnataka, algoja from Punjab, sundari from Maharashtra, mardala from Odisha, and santoor from Madhya Pradesh added a diverse musical touch. Additionally, there were instruments like shehnai from Delhi, ravanahatha from Rajasthan, shrikhol, and sarod from West Bengal, ghatam from Andhra Pradesh, and nagaswaram, tavil, and mridangam from Tamil Nadu, contributing to the cultural richness of the ceremony.
#WATCH | PM @narendramodi offers prayers to Shri Ram Lalla.— DD News (@DDNewslive) January 22, 2024
The idol was unveiled at Ram Mandir in Ayodhya during the Pran Pratishtha ceremony
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PM Modi performs Pooja:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Pooja near Lord Rama's idol in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Ram Mandir.
“Jai Shree Ram”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals as Lord Ram’s homecoming happened after 500 years in Ayodhya.
A Lovely Moment:
Netizens present at Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir are seen as elated and filled with emotions and love to witness the momentous day.
PM Modi's Regal Entry at Ram Temple Inauguration Ceremony:
Draped in a golden kurta paired with a cream dhoti and patka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a dignified entrance at the recently erected Ram temple. Prior to the commencement of the consecration ceremony, he gracefully stepped into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, carrying a silver umbrella with a folded red dupatta.
Ambani Family Graces the Historic Occasion:
The Ambani family is set to grace Ayodhya for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla, with every member of Mukesh Ambani's family personally attending the event. Anil Ambani was seen at the temple on Monday, adding to the family's presence. Reliance Industries has announced a holiday to allow the vast Reliance family to partake in the celebration and join the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony.
Also, Mukesh Ambani's Antilia in Mumbai has also been lit up with 'Jai Shree Ram' chants, giving us a spectacular site to behold.
#WATCH | Reliance Industries chairperson Mukesh Ambani, founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani arrive at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya to attend the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
"It is a historic day," says Nita Ambani
"Lord Ram is… pic.twitter.com/iJPPNWTZS5
Reliance Industries celebrates Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha with the country— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 22, 2024
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/U0czefN1QZ#Ayodhya #RamTemple #LordRam #RamLalla #RamMandirPranPrathistha #PranPratishta #RelianceIndustries pic.twitter.com/YBddAvmyxs
Amitabh Bachchan, and Abhishek Bachchan arrive at Ayodhya
The legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, have made their presence felt at the Ram Mandir for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. Additionally, Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has also arrived to partake in the momentous occasion.
VIDEO | Actors @SrBachchan, @juniorbachchan, BJP leader @rsprasad, industrialist Anil Ambani reach Ayodhya Ram Mandir to attend the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.#RamMandirPranPratishtha #AyodhyaRamMandir pic.twitter.com/yibxh5Xbuf— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 22, 2024
#WATCH | Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Bharti Mittal at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya to attend the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony#RamMandirPranPrathistha pic.twitter.com/8vdiCblVKo— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
South Superstar Rajinikanth and his son-in-law Dhanush arrive:
South Indian film icons Rajinikanth and Dhanush made their presence felt at the Ram Temple, arriving a day after their visit to the temple town of Ayodhya for a grand consecration ceremony. The duo encountered an enthusiastic crowd of fans at the Chennai airport as they prepared to board their flight yesterday.
Bollywood Celebs at Ram Mandir:
Vicky-Katrina, Ranbir-Alia, Madhuri Dixit-Shriram Nene and many other Bollywood stars attend the Ram Mandir inauguration ceremony.
Jubin Nautiyal sings Ram Bhajan:
Ahead of the historic Ram Mandir Inauguration ceremony, Jubin Nautiyal, the renowned singer, graced Ayodhya with his presence and delivered a soulful Ram Bhajan.
Prominent Badminton player Saina Nehwal at Ram Mandir:
Saina Nehwal, the accomplished shuttler, shared her elation upon reaching the Ayodhya Ram Mandir for the Pran Pratistha ceremony. She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be present on this significant day, eagerly anticipating the darshan of Lord Ram. Overwhelmed with joy, she mentioned, "Words cannot capture the depth of my happiness."
#WATCH | Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh | Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal says, "I think this is a big day for all of us. I am fortunate to have received the opportunity to be here today. We will have the darshan of Lord Ram here. So, we are waiting for that moment...I can't express my joy in… pic.twitter.com/HObcVGTJ9D— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
And here Sonu Nigam performs:
Sonu Nigam enchants the atmosphere with the resonance of his soulful voice, delivering 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.
Vivek Oberoi's Insta story updates:
Hailing the singer Sonu Nigam as they head to the location together, the highly acclaimed singer gives us a glimpse of which song he is singing on stage in dedication to Lord Ram. Including the addition of photos with Hindi Kavi Mr Kumar Vishwas ji, with Anupam Kher ji and Kangana Ranaut.
To witness the proud moment, including saints and 100 delegates from 54 Nations to attend the consecration ceremony at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Indian film industry's actors, sportspersons and others have also been invited to the ceremony. From legendary Amitabh Bachchan accompanied by son Abhishek Bachchan, Rajinikanth-Dhanush, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Anu Malik, Chiranjeevi Konidela arrived with his wife and son Ram Charan, Madhuri Dixit with husband Dr Nene, Kangana Ranaut, director Rohit Shetty, Vicky Kaushal with Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, director Rajkumar Hirani, Vivek Oberoi, Randeep Hooda with wife and many other celebs have arrived at the venue. Including legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma.
Uttar Pradesh's CM Yoginath is here:
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has made his entrance at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya. Currently, he is extending greetings to VIPs and VVIPs while seated outside the temple premises.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets people as he arrives at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2024
Ayodhya Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony is taking place today.#RamMandirPranPrathistha pic.twitter.com/T1fzIvQe5j
Anupam Kher's Spiritual Journey to Ayodhya:
On Sunday, seasoned Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took a flight to Ayodhya, capturing the journey in a video where he held a saffron-coloured flag. Sharing the experience on Instagram, he expressed, "I have arrived in Ayodhya along with fellow Ram devotees. The plane resonated with a profound sense of devotion. We feel blessed, and our nation is blessed! Jai Shri Ram!"
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's arrival:
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut arrived for Pran Pratishtha the day before only, and sticking to her culture meets Panditji at Ayodhya & does Havan (yagya) at the Mandir. Also, lent her hands in cleaning the floors of Ram Mandir. "Bohot sukoon hai Ayodhya mein, janmo ke Punya karam hote hai ki yaha aane milta hai”, says Kangana to media after temple visit in Ayodhya!
Our Majestic Lord Ram Mandir is all set:
Religious fervour envelops Ayodhya as the eagerly anticipated 'Pran Pratistha' of Shri Ram Lalla at the Ram Temple approaches. This historic event is set to etch Ayodhya's name in the annals of history. Scheduled for Paush Shukla Kurma Dwadashi, Vikram Samvat 2080, the 'Pran Pratistha' of Ram Lalla is slated for today, January 22. The ceremony will commence around 12:30 pm and conclude at 1 pm. The city of Ayodhya is immersed in the spiritual significance of this momentous occasion.