After his visit to the historic Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he felt an “indescribable” calm after offering prayers to the Lord.
On January 22, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla was celebrated at the Ayodhya temple, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the Vedic rituals, led by a group of priests.
Meanwhile, on the same day, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal along with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann visited the grand temple. The families of the two leaders also accompanied them.
“I felt an indescribable calm after offering prayers to Ram Lalla… Thousands of devotees visit this place every day, and it is really heartwarming to see the love and devotion that people have. I prayed for everyone’s well-being,” said the Chief Minister Kejriwal. reporters.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said it was his long-pending wish to have a ‘Darshan’ of Ram Lalla.
“Visiting Ram Lalla was a long-pending wish… I prayed for the well-being of the country,” he told reporters.
Earlier in January, Arvind kejriwal had rejected the Ayodhya invitation, stating that he would visit the temple with his family after Pran Pratishtha.
“I want to visit Ayodhya with my family. My parents are very keen to visit the Ram Temple, so we will go some day after January 22,” he had said.
The ceremonial journey leading to Pran Pratishtha included a seven-day ritual that began on January 16, 2024.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of all the main spiritual and religious sects of the country. The ceremony will also be attended by people from all walks of life, including representatives of various tribal communities.
The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir is built in traditional Nagara style. Its length (east-west) is 380 feet; the width is 250 feet and the height is 161 feet; and is supported by a total of 392 pillars and 44 doors.
The pillars and walls of the temple display intricately sculpted representations of Hindu deities, gods and goddesses. In the main sanctum sanctorum on the ground floor, the child form of Bhagwan Shri Ram (the idol of Shri Ramlalla) has been placed.
Meanwhile, Indian Railways is operating over 200 Aastha special trains from various Tier 1 and 2 cities and towns across India to Ayodhya for the darshan of Ram Lalla at the newly built Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
According to the railways, each Aastha train consists of 20 sleeper coaches. A train has capacity for about 1,400 people.
According to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, more than 20 lakh devotees visited the Ram Temple seven days after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
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