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Ayodhya Ram Mandir Highlights: UP CM Yogi lights 'Ram Jyoti' after 'pran pratishtha' ceremony

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

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Highlights: Welcome to our live coverage of the historic inauguration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony at Ayodhya Ram Mandir. The Ram Mandir inauguration marks a significant moment in India's cultural and religious history, drawing attention not only from the nation but also from global audiences....Read More

Standing on 2.7 acres of land in the temple town, the Ram temple is a marvel of architectural prowess. It reaches a height of 161 feet, spans 235 feet in width, and boasts a total length of 360 feet. Constructed in the distinguished Nagara style, one of the two temple-building styles from ancient India, the Ram temple follows all Vedic rituals while seamlessly integrating modern technology. The built-up area covers nearly 57,000 square feet, constituting a three-floor structure that stands at about 70% of the height of the iconic Qutub Minar.

Full coverage of Ayodhya Ram Mandir opening ceremony

Security measures in Ayodhya have been significantly heightened, with the Uttar Pradesh government employing advanced technologies, including surveillance drones, night vision devices, and CCTV cameras. The Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS), integrated with 1500 public CCTV cameras, ensures vigilant monitoring across the city. The implementation of a comprehensive security plan includes the deployment of teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Ayodhya Railway Station will witness heightened security, and fire brigade provisions in tent cities aim to ensure swift responses to any unforeseen incidents. An anti-drone system, overseen by the Special Security Force (SSF), adds an extra layer of protection against potential aerial threats. The public is advised that only those invited by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will be allowed entry, with stringent security and transportation arrangements in place.

Prominent figures, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, business magnates Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, and sports icon Sachin Tendulkar, will grace the event as state guests.

Ram temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony

  1. The day started with a morning puja followed by the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla in ‘Mrigashira Nakshatra’.
  2. The ceremony witnessed the presence of PM Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel, and chief minister Yogi Adityanath, among other dignitaries.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of over 7,000 individuals, including seers and distinguished personalities.
  4. The consecration will pave the way for the public opening of the Ram Temple a day later.

As we bring you real-time updates and insights into the unfolding saga of the Ram temple inauguration, stay tuned for the unfolding of this historic moment.

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Jan 22, 2024 11:27 PM IST

Pran Pratishtha: Jagadguru Rambhadracharya says situation similar to Rishi Vashishth

As the saint community across the nation are joyful following the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ram Temple, Ayodhya Jagadguru Rambhadracharya compared his emotional situation to that of Rishi Vasishtha.

" I'm still emotional...today my situation is similar to Vashishth's situation when Lord Ram returned after 'vanvaas'. When asked about his recent interaction with PM Narendra Modi he said, "He (PM) asked about by wellbeing, I said all good and blessed him.

Earlier, ahead of the auspicious Pran Pratishtha, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya has extended his best wishes to all 'Sanatan' followers and urged people to incorporate the values of Lord Ram into their lives.

ANI

Jan 22, 2024 11:04 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Amit Shah lights Ram Jyoti with family

Jan 22, 2024 10:52 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Yogi Adityanath lights Ram Jyoti

Jan 22, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Muslim woman names child Ram Rahim

On the day of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, a Muslim woman in Firozabad on Monday gave birth to a child and named him Ram Rahim giving a message of Hindu-Muslim unity. (PTI)

Jan 22, 2024 10:29 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi shares glimpses from ceremony

Jan 22, 2024 10:20 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Ambani's Antilia decked up

Jan 22, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Amit Shah lights Ram Jyoti with family

Amit Shah took to social media and said that he too lit the Ram Jyoti in his house with his family, expressing joy over the inauguration of the Ram Mandir consecration.

Jan 22, 2024 9:46 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Ram Mandir at NY Times Square

Jan 22, 2024 9:30 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Himachal CM hails ceremony

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu says, "Lord Ram is the culture of our country. We did not get the invitation for Ram Temple's 'pranpratishtha'...We have expressed our faith by lighting diyas..."

Jan 22, 2024 9:19 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Chhattisgarh lights up after Pran Prathishtha

Jan 22, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Light show at temple campus

Jan 22, 2024 8:39 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Aarti at Saryu Ghat

After the Pran Prathishtha, an aarti was performed at the Saryu Ghat in the ‘Ram Nagri’ to conclude the festivities of the day.

Jan 22, 2024 8:17 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Laser show in Ayodhya mandir

Jan 22, 2024 8:04 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Chirag Paswan on ‘unbelievable ceremony’

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president Chirag Paswan says, " It was unbelievable. It is a dream that we Lord Ram devotees have been seeing for a very long time...when you stand in front of that idol of Lord Ram, you will get teary-eyed automatically..."

Jan 22, 2024 7:46 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Ram Lalla darshan from tomorrow

The general public will be allowed to enter and do darshan of the Ram Lalla idol from tomorrow, January 23.

Jan 22, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi lights Ram Jyoti

PM Modi, after the consecration ceremony, lit the ‘Ram Jyoti’ inside the Ram Mandir on Monday.

Jan 22, 2024 7:08 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Adani announces scholarships

Businessman Gautam Adani announced the sponsorshops of 14 scholarships in Indology to promote Indian languages and literature on the occassion of Ram Mandir festivities.

Jan 22, 2024 6:58 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: CM Yogi at Ram Mandir

Jan 22, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Saryu Ghar illuminated with hundreds of diyas

Jan 22, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Jagadguru Rambhadracharya gets emotional

After Ayodhya Ram Temple 'Pran Pratishtha', Jagadguru Rambhadracharya says, " I'm still emotional...today my situation is similar to Vashishth's situation when Lord Ram returned after 'vanvaas'..."

Jan 22, 2024 5:26 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Amit Shah on consecration ceremony

Emphasising that the wait and promise of five centuries was fulfilled on Monday with the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Home Minister Amit Shah said many generations sacrificed so much waiting for this moment, but no "fear and terror" could shake the resolve to build the temple again at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. (PTI)

Jan 22, 2024 5:12 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: ‘Once in a lifetime,’ says Ram Charan

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."

Jan 22, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Darshan to begin from tomorrow

"The darshan of Ram Lalla will begin tomorrow...," says Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Chief Priest, Acharya Satyendra Das after 'Pran Pratishtha'.

Jan 22, 2024 4:38 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Jackie Shroff on ceremony

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'..."

Jan 22, 2024 4:23 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Actor Shailesh Lodha's reaction

Ayodhya: On the Shri Ram Pran Pratishtha ceremony, actor Shailesh Lodha says, "... Words cannot express these feelings... After today's ceremony, I feel the country is in a different dimension."

Jan 22, 2024 4:08 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Chiranjeevi on consecration ceremony

Jan 22, 2024 3:58 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Ayushmann Khurrana on historic ceremony

Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana said after the Ram Mandir ceremony, "It is a historic moment, thank you so much for inviting me here. Everybody should visit this place, it's beautiful."

Jan 22, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: ‘Life has become blessed’, says UP DyCM

After attending Ayodhya Ram temple 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony, Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM & BJP leader KP Maurya says, " Life has become blessed, 'Ram Lalla virajmaan ho gaye', in his birthplace. I got to see him closely..." (ANI)

Jan 22, 2024 3:30 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi sprinkes flowers on Jatayu's idol

After finishing his speech, PM Modi was seen sprinkling flowers on the idol of Jatayu on the premises of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir.

Jan 22, 2024 3:20 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi offers prayers to Lord Shiva

Jan 22, 2024 3:11 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: ‘Symbol of peace, harmony’

During his speech, PM Modi said, "There was also a time when some people used to say 'Ram Mandir bana toh aag lag jaegi'...Such people could not understand the purity of India's social spirit. The construction of this temple of Ram Lalla is also a symbol of peace, patience, mutual harmony and coordination of the Indian society. We are seeing that this construction is not giving birth to any fire, but to energy..."

Jan 22, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi offers prayers to Ram Lalla

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers to Ram Lalla. The idol was unveiled at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya during the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. (ANI)

Jan 22, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM concludes speech, proceeds towards Kuber Tila

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has concluded his speech and is now proceeding towards Kuber Tila where the ancient temple of Lord Shiva has been restored, along with the installation of a statue of Jatayu.

Jan 22, 2024 2:42 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM speaks on ‘what next’ after Ram temple

Prime Minister Modi reflects on the future after the completion of the Ram Temple. He asks, "What next? After Ram Temple?"

Modi envisions a transformative era, suggesting that the current generation holds the responsibility to shape a spiritually enriched and prosperous India.

"Now as great souls watch us from heaven, I am getting a feeling that kaal chakra is changing, and our generation has been chosen to represent this change. That is why I say this is the right time. Let us now take a pledge to build a great divine India."

Jan 22, 2024 2:36 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM thanks Supreme Court for ‘doing justice’

Prime Minister Modi conveys his gratitude to the Supreme Court, saying, "The legal battle over the existence of Lord Ram went on for decades. I would like to express my gratitude to the judiciary of India for doing justice".

Jan 22, 2024 2:30 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM apologises for ‘delay’ in temple construction

Prime Minister Modi expresses remorse after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya, apologising to Lord Ram for the "delay" in the construction of the Ram Temple.

"Today, I apologise to Lord Ram as there was something lacking in our love and penance due to which this work (construction of Ram Temple) was not done for so many years. However, that gap has been bridged today and I am confident that Lord Ram will forgive us," he says.

Jan 22, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: 'Beginning of new era', says Modi

Modi highlights the historic significance of the day, envisioning it as a moment that will be remembered and discussed for centuries to come.

"January 22, 2024, is not just a date, but the beginning of a new era. The construction of Ram Mandir has filled people with a new energy," he says.

Jan 22, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: 'Our Ram Lalla won't live in a tent,' says Modi

He congratulates the entire country on this momentous occasion.

Reflecting on the profound experience, Modi says, "I am here after being a witness to the momentous occasion of the garbh Griha. My entire being is still occupied with that divya feeling." He conveys a strong message by stating, "Our Ram Lalla won't live in a tent," indicating the fulfilment of a longstanding dream and the establishment of a permanent and dignified abode for Lord Ram.

Jan 22, 2024 2:18 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi speaks after consecration ceremony, says 'our Ram has arrived'

Prime Minister Modi commences his address with a respectful greeting to Lord Ram by saying "Siyawar Ram Chandra." He then extended his greetings to the august audience with folded hands, declaring, “Our Ram has arrived. After years of struggle and countless sacrifices, our Ram has arrived.”

Jan 22, 2024 2:08 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, following the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, envisions the emergence of a new India. He acknowledges Prime Minister Modi's dedication but emphasises the collective responsibility of the citizens. He says, "I know PM is a tapasvi. But he alone can't do it. Now we too must do our bit." Bhagwat calls for active participation from the people in the nation-building process.

Jan 22, 2024 2:00 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: ‘Majority had to struggle for so long’, says Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath says the inauguration of the temple is likely the first instance where a majority had to endure a prolonged struggle to secure a rightful place for their Lord in his birthplace.

Jan 22, 2024 1:56 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Yogi says entire India is ‘Ayodhya Dham’ today

Yogi Adityanath extended heartfelt congratulations to the people for witnessing the fulfilment of a 500-year-old dream. "I am overwhelmed, and I believe that so are you," Yogi Adityanath declared, capturing the shared emotions of the gathering.

Yogi Adityanath went on to describe the significance of the day, proclaiming, "Today, the whole of India is Ayodhya Dhaam."

Jan 22, 2024 1:54 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Yogi speaks after consecration ceremony

Following the auspicious 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is addressing a gathering of invitees, expressing profound sentiments and highlighting significant aspects of the historic event.

Adityanath lauds Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the world's most popular leader, acknowledging his pivotal role in realising the long-cherished dream of the construction and consecration of the temple.

Jan 22, 2024 1:46 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi breaks 11-day fast after consecration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had undertaken an 11-day Anushtan, in the run-up to the 'Pran Pratishtha' rituals, broke his fast after the consecration ceremony.

Jan 22, 2024 1:42 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: UP CM gifts Modi a replica of temple

After the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented Prime Minister Modi with a replica of the newly inaugurated temple.

Jan 22, 2024 1:40 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Temple trust member felicitates PM Modi

Govind Dev Giri Ji Maharaj, a religious figure and member of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, felicitated Prime Minister Modi at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Jan 22, 2024 1:38 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Hariharan says ‘can't describe this moment in words’

Singer-composer Hariharan shared his profound emotions, revealing that he had tears of joy in his eyes.

“I can't describe this moment in words, everyone here is so happy,” he said.

Jan 22, 2024 1:36 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: ‘Crying tears of joy’, says Malini Awasthi

Folk singer and Padma awardee Malini Awasthi expressed her overwhelming emotions, saying that she was left speechless by the experience.

"I am speechless. I was dancing and crying tears of joy. What a divine form (of Ram Lalla)! We are fortunate to be in an era of technology that we could see this while sitting at home," she said.

Jan 22, 2024 1:34 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Bollywood actors gather at temple

Bollywood actors join others during the opening of a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Ram, in Ayodhya, India, Monday, Jan.22, 2024. (AP)
Bollywood actors join others during the opening of a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Ram, in Ayodhya, India, Monday, Jan.22, 2024. (AP)

Several celebrities, including Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anupam Kher, and filmmaker Rohit Shetty, have at the temple to participate in the grand ceremony.

Jan 22, 2024 1:28 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Big B, Junior Bachchan and Anil Ambani at temple

Ayodhya: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, industrialist Anil Ambani and other dignitaries at the Ram Mandir ahead of the consecration ceremony, in Ayodhya, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_22_2024_000089B) (PTI)
Ayodhya: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, industrialist Anil Ambani and other dignitaries at the Ram Mandir ahead of the consecration ceremony, in Ayodhya, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_22_2024_000089B) (PTI)

Ayodhya Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, and industrialist Anil Ambani were spotted sitting at the Ram Mandir during the grand consecration ceremony.

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