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Ayodhya Ram Mandir Opening Ceremony

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: UP CM Yogi lights 'Ram Jyoti' after ‘pran pratishtha’

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, which was conducted by a team of priests.

Watch | CM Eknath Shinde beats ‘dhol’ to celebrate Ram Temple consecration

Eknath Shinde will also participate in a 'shobha yatra' in the evening.

How tulips that grow only in spring were made available for Ram Mandir ceremony?

“Tulip does not bloom in this season. It grows only in J&K and a few other Himalayan regions, that too only in the spring," said union minister Jitendra Singh.

Uma Bharti & Sadhvi Rithambhara break down at Ram temple consecration event

Both the saadhvis, who were present at the time of demolistion of the mosque in Ayodhya, were charged by the CBI

Sun rays will illuminate Ram Lalla's forehead each Navami at 12pm for 6 mins

The Ram temple has a Surya Tilak mechanism --Sun's rays illuminate Lord Ram's idol's forehead for approximately 6 minutes at noon on Navami day each year.

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  • Yogi Adityanath's Message On Ram Temple Opening

    UP CM Yogi Declares 'Ram Rajya' On Ayodhya Temple Opening Day: 'No More Curfew'

    Jan 22, 2024 05:49 PM IST
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  • PM MODI GETS EMOTIONAL AFTER RAM MANDIR OPENING

    'Sorry Ram Lalla': PM Modi's Emotional Speech After Pran Pratishtha In Ayodhya | Watch

    Jan 22, 2024 04:50 PM IST
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    Ram Mandir| '13 Cr Families, 20 Lakh Volunteers…’: India's 'Biggest' Fundraiser

    Jan 22, 2024 04:33 PM IST
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  • RAM LALLA RETURNS TO JANMASTHAN AFTER 500 YEARS

    Unique Details About Ram Lalla's Idol; Grand Mandir In Ayodhya After 500 Years | Watch

    Jan 22, 2024 04:07 PM IST
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  • PM Modi Peforms Pran Pratishtha At Ram Temple

    Ram Temple: 'Chief Yajman' Modi Completes Pran Pratishtha In 84 Seconds | Watch

    Jan 22, 2024 03:01 PM IST
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FAQs

  • Why is Ayodhya significant?

    Ayodhya is considered the birthplace of Lord Ram, making it a sacred site for Hindus.

  • When was the foundation stone for the Ram Temple laid?

    The foundation stone for the Ram Temple was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020, in a grand ceremony attended by various political and religious leaders.

  • What is the significance of the Ram Temple for Hindus?

    The Ram temple holds immense religious significance for Hindus as it is dedicated to Lord Ram, a revered figure in Hindu mythology and a symbol of virtue and righteousness.

  • Who is the main architect of Ram Mandir?

    The main architect of the temple is Chandrakant Sompura, a renowned architect from Gujarat who comes from a family with a long lineage of temple architects. Chandrakant Sompura played a key role in designing and planning the Ram Mandir, which is dedicated to Lord Ram, at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, India.

  • What is the architectural style of Ram Mandir?

    The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is built in the Nagara style of temple architecture, which is a traditional Indian temple architecture style. The Nagara style is characterised by its tall and curvilinear spires, known as ‘shikharas’, and a pyramidal tower-like structure. This style has been historically associated with temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The design of the temple draws inspiration from classical Indian architectural principles and incorporates elements that are typical of North Indian temple styles.

  • When was the foundation stone laid for the Ayodhya Ram Temple?

    The foundation stone for the Ayodhya Ram Temple was laid on August 5, 2020, in a ceremony attended by various dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Which foundation is used in Ram Mandir?

    The foundation of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is made of 48 layers of roller-compacted concrete.

  • Can visitors take photographs inside the Ram Temple premises?

    The rules regarding photography may vary, and it's advisable to check with the temple authorities. In many religious places, photography may be restricted in certain areas.

  • Which railway station is closest to Ram Mandir?

    The Ayodhya Dham junction is the closest railway station to the Ram Mandir. Ayodhya is well-connected by rail, and the railway station is situated in the city, making it convenient for visitors traveling by train to reach the Ram Mandir.

  • How to reach Ayodhya Ram Mandir by flight?

    If you are travelling by air, the nearest airport is Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhya Dham (also known as Ayodhya Airport). Alternatively, you can use major airports like Lucknow International Airport and then travel to Ayodhya by road. If you are travelling by train, you can reach the newly revamped Ayodhya Dham junction railway station. Once you reach Ayodhya, you can use local transportation like auto-rickshaws, taxis, or cycle rickshaws to reach the Ram Mandir.

  • What are the other prominent attractions in Ayodhya that visitors can explore?

    Ayodhya is a city with a rich historical and cultural heritage, and besides the Ram Temple, there are several other prominent attractions that visitors can explore. Hanuman Garhi, Sita Ki Rasoi, Kanak Bhawan, Treta Ke Thakur, Ram Ki Paidi, Nageshwarnath Temple, Mani Parbat and Sugriv Parbat, Guptar Ghat, Lakshman Ghat, and Tulsi Smarak Bhawan are among some prominent religious and cultural sites to explore.

Timeline

The Ram temple is being built after the resolution of a decades-long dispute over the site.

The controversy surrounding the temple dates back to the 16th century when the Babri Masjid was constructed on the site believed by Hindus to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. Tensions escalated in the 20th century, culminating in the demolition of the mosque in 1992 by kar sevaks, leading to widespread communal violence.

The legal battle over the site endured for decades. In 2019, the Supreme Court of India delivered a historic verdict, granting the disputed land to Hindus for the construction of the Ram temple. Simultaneously, an alternative parcel of land was allocated to Muslims for the construction of a mosque.

1528

The Babri Masjid is constructed in Ayodhya by the Mughal emperor Babur.

1853

First recorded incident of communal violence related to the site.

1949

Idols of Lord Ram mysteriously appear inside the mosque, leading to its closure.

1950

The Sunni Waqf Board, representing Muslims, files a case in Faizabad court seeking possession of the mosque.

1984

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) launches a movement for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site.

1986

The District Judge orders the opening of the mosque for Hindu worship.

1989

The foundation-laying ceremony for the proposed Ram temple takes place.

1990

BJP stalwart L.K. Advani leads a rath yatra (chariot procession) advocating for the temple's construction, sparking communal tensions.

December 06, 1992

The Babri Masjid is demolished by a large Hindu mob, leading to nationwide riots.

1992-2002

Period marked by legal battles, with multiple commissions investigating the incident and its aftermath.

2003

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) conducts excavations at the site, claiming evidence of a temple beneath the mosque.

2010

The Allahabad high court pronounces a three-way division of the disputed site among Hindus, Muslims, and the Nirmohi Akhara.

2011-2019

Various appeals and petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict.

November, 2019

The Supreme Court awards the entire disputed site to Hindus for the construction of the Ram temple and directs the allocation of an alternative piece of land to Muslims.

August 5, 2020

PM Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'

Ram Temple: An Overview

The consecration or 'pran pratishtha' ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya was held on January 22, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the rituals which took place in the Abhijit Muhurat. UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were also present at the ceremony.

The Ram temple inauguration ceremony was attended by 7,000 guests from India and overseas. Over a lakh devotees are already in Ayodhya for the ceremony.
Trustee of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust and chief of the Udupi Pejawar mutt Sri Vishwaprasanna Teertha said devotees would be able to visit the Sri Ram temple in Ayodhya a day after the consecration of Lord Sri Ram’s idol.

He said only invited guests will be allowed into the temple on the inaugural day due to security reasons. The inauguration of the temple can be watched by devotees at all Ram temples in the country.

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