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Ram Navami Highlights: At 12 pm, the Sun's rays created a three-minute-long 75 mm ‘tilak’ on Ram Lalla's forehead in Ayodhya during “Surya Abhishek.”
Ram Navami Live Updates: Idol of Ram Lalla at the Ram Temple on the occasion of 'Ram Navami' festival, in Ayodhya, Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
Ram Navami Live Updates: Idol of Ram Lalla at the Ram Temple on the occasion of 'Ram Navami' festival, in Ayodhya, Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Ram Navami Highlights: The celebrations of Lord Ram's birth anniversary – Ram Navami – at Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi on Wednesday marked the first after the grand “pran prathishtha” event conducted in January this year. A celestial event of ‘Surya Tilak’ was carried out as part of the Ram Navami celebrations, illuminating Lord Ram Lalla's forehead for a few minutes....Read More

The state government has implemented elaborate preparations and stringent security measures to guarantee the seamless execution of the festivities.

Given the anticipated surge in devotee attendance on Wednesday, the temple commenced operations early morning and extended visiting hours into late night. Additionally, ‘56 Bhog Prasad’ offerings will be presented to Ram Lalla as part of the observance.

Ayodhya Ram Temple preparations

- The entire temple complex gleams with vibrant lights, while a red carpet adorns the Janmabhoomi Path, facilitating devotees' passage under the blazing sun. Inside the temple, carpets ensure worshippers' comfort.

- Devotees were permitted inside the Ram temple during the 'Surya Tilak'. The temple trust installed approximately 100 LEDs, while the government set up 50, all to showcase the Ram Navami celebrations. People would have the opportunity to view the festivities from their respective locations.

- Ahead of the Ram Navami celebration, chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das announced on Tuesday that Ram Lalla will be adorned in vibrant yellow attire.

- In anticipation of the large influx of devotees expected to converge upon Ayodhya for the festivities, the Uttar Pradesh government has implemented heightened security measures in and around the city.

- Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will broadcast live coverage of the Ram Navami celebrations at the Ram Mandir on Doordarshan. The festivities of Shri Ram Janmotsav will be displayed on approximately one hundred large LED screens across Ayodhya city. 

- Additionally, live streams were available on the Trust's social media platforms.

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Apr 17, 2024 7:19 PM IST

Hindu community in Srinagar celebrates Ram Navami, takes out Shobha Yatra

Ram Navami was celebrated Wednesday by the small Hindu community of the city by taking out a Shobha Yatra in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir amidst tight security.

 The Shobha Yatra started from the Zaindar Mohalla in the old city and culminated at Tankipora after passing through Habbakadal, Barbarshah, Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street and Jehangir Chowk. 

"We have been taking out this yatra and 'jhanki' every year for the past 17 years. Earlier, it was stopped due to turmoil in the Valley," said one of the participants.

Apr 17, 2024 5:58 PM IST

UP CM Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati greet people on Ram Navami

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday extended his greetings to the people of Uttar Pradesh on Ram Navami, which is being celebrated across the country. 

Best wishes to the people of the state on Ram Navami, Adityanath said in Hindi in a post on X. 

The chief minister also mentioned the new Ram temple in Ayodhya. After a centuries-long wait, the grand temple of Shri Ram Lalla in Ayodhya is making millions of Ram devotees happy and proud, Adityanath added.

Apr 17, 2024 5:10 PM IST

Ayodhya is in incomparable bliss: PM Modi in Ram Navami greetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Ram Navami on Wednesday and said Ayodhya is in incomparable bliss as this is the first time the festival is being celebrated there after the consecration of the Ram temple. "The first Ram Navami after the Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya is a generational milestone, weaving together centuries of devotion with a new era of hope and progress. This is a day crores of Indians waited for," Modi said in a series of posts on X. This is the fruit of the hardwork and sacrifices made by the people of the country over many years, he said. Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Ram and the temple was recently consecrated at the place where he is believed to have been born in Ayodhya.

Apr 17, 2024 4:26 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: Sri Rama Navami celebrated with traditional fervour in Telangana

Sri Rama Navami was celebrated with traditional fervour across Telangana on Wednesday. 

The highlight of Sri Rama Navami celebrations in the state was the 'Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam' (celestial wedding of Lord Ram and Sita) in the temple town of Bhadrachalam on the banks of Godavari river. Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, state Revenue Minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy and other dignitaries attended the event. 

The Election Commission permitted the live telecast of Sri Rama Kalyanam subject to provisions of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha polls, official sources said on Tuesday. 

'Sita Rama Kalyanam' was also performed in a number of other temples across the state on the occasion of Sri Rama Navami. Devotees visited the temples to offer prayers on the occasion of the festival.

Apr 17, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: Bengal's BJP leader claims police imposing 'too many restrictions' for Ram Navami Akhara Procession

Ram Navami Live Updates: Ahead of the Ram Navami procession in West Bengal's Kharagpur, BJP leader Agnimitra Paul says, “Police are putting too much pressure on Ram Navami Akhara procession, which is going to be taken out today...like DJ cannot be played, a certain time is scheduled and more than four vehicles cannot be taken out. Timing has not been looked at during Muharram but it has been during Ram Navami and Durga Puja; we are not going to tolerate this anymore...West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says that she is a Hindu, however, she is an anti-Hindu.”

(ANI)

Apr 17, 2024 3:35 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: ‘After 500 years of wait, Ram Navami celebrated with Ram in Ayodhya,’ says PM Modi in Agartala

Ram Navami Live Updates: During an election rally in northeastern state of Tripura, PM Modi said, “After a wait of 500 years, such a Ram Navami has come when Lord Ram is sitting in the grand temple of Ayodhya. Today, the Sun rays have illuminated the forehead of Lord Ram. It is our good luck that we are here in the Northeast where the Sun rays fall first.”

Apr 17, 2024 3:26 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: In Delhi, BJP candidate Praveen Khandelwal visits Hanuman temple on Ram Navami

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Live Updates: BJP's Chandni Chowk candidate, Praveen Khandelwal, pays a visit to the Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place, Delhi, on the occasion of Ram Navami.

“This is first Ram Navami after Ram Temple inauguration. I have taken blessings at Hanuman Temple. I believe NDA government will be formed. BJP will win all the 7 seats in Delhi. The way Arvind Kejriwal has betrayed people of Delhi, people will make BJP victorious,” he said.

Apr 17, 2024 2:54 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: Amit Shah offers prayers at Ram temple in MP’s Chhindwara

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at the Ram temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara city on Wednesday morning.

After holding a roadshow on Tuesday evening, Shah had stayed overnight in Chhindwara. 

“On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I visited the Shri Ram temple in Chhindwara and prayed for the continued progress of the country and the welfare of the countrymen,” Shah said in a tweet on his official X account. 

Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Ram.

Apr 17, 2024 2:44 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: At Assam rally on Ram Navami, PM Modi urges people to turn on mobile flashlights for 'Surya Tilak'

Amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Assam's Nalbari, on Wednesday, asked people to swtich on the flashlights of their mobile phones as the 'Surya Tilak' ritual of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya was being performed. 

The Prime Minister said, "Today is also the historical occasion of Ram Navami. After a wait of 500 years, Lord Ram has been finally seated in his grand temple, and in just a few minutes from now, his birth anniversary will be celebrated in the Ram temple in the holy city of Ayodhya by applying 'Surya Tilak' to Lord Ram".

Apr 17, 2024 2:10 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: ‘Entire country is immersed in joy of celebrating Ram,’ says former MP CM Chouhan

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Live Updates: Former Madhya Pradesh CM and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan says, “Today is Ram Navami, Ram is our existence. Lord Ram is the identity of India. Today is a special day because after a wait of 500 years, Ram Lalla is seated in the divine temple at his birthplace in Ayodhya. The entire country is immersed in the ocean of joy and is celebrating, we are also happy.”

Apr 17, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: ‘Watched Surya Tilak, this is an emotional moment,’ says PM Modi

Ram Navami Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared pictures of himself virtually witnessing the celestial event of ‘Surya Tilak’ during a poll rally in Assam on Wednesday. 

“After my Nalbari rally, I watched the Surya Tilak on Ram Lalla. Like crores of Indians, this is a very emotional moment for me. The grand Ram Navami in Ayodhya is historic. May this Surya Tilak bring energy to our lives and may it inspire our nation to scale new heights of glory,” Modi wrote.

Apr 17, 2024 1:18 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: Scientists involved in 'Surya Tilak' project on today's execution

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Live: DP Kanungo, Chief Scientist at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, informed PTI that the Surya Tilak of Ram Lalla was successfully executed at 12:00 pm as planned.

- The system underwent testing by scientists on Tuesday to ensure its functionality.

- SK Panigrahi, a scientist at CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, who was associated with the project, highlighted the primary objective of the Surya Tilak project. The project aims to focus the 'tilak' on the forehead of the Shri Ram idol every Shri Ram Navami day, he said.

- Sunlight will be directed onto the forehead of Lord Ram at noon on Shri Ram Navami in the Chaitra month every year as part of this project.

(With PTI inputs)

Apr 17, 2024 1:07 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: How long did the 'Surya Tilak' illuminate on Ram Lalla's forehead?

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Live: The 'Surya Tilak' illumination on Lord Ram Lalla's forehead at Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi Temple occurred precisely at 12 noon, lasting "about 3 minutes".

- A team of scientists, commissioned by the temple trust, orchestrated this event.

- They utilised scientific expertise to direct a beam of light onto Ram Lala's forehead.

- This phenomenon was achieved by precisely directing sunlight onto the statue's forehead through a combination of mirrors and lenses.

Apr 17, 2024 1:01 PM IST

Ram Navami Live Updates: Kangana Ranaut tweets about Ram Lalla's ‘Surya Tilak’

Ram Mandir Live Updates: Actor and BJP leader Kangana Ranaut took to X to share about the celestial event of ‘Surya Tilak’ that took place in Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on the occasion of Ram Navami.

She wrote, “The rays of the sun grace Ram Lalla's forehead in Ayodhya's Bhavya Ram Mandir as the divya Surya Kiran ceremony begins. Jai Shri Ram!”

Kangana Ranaut is contesting from the Mandi parliamentary seat. On Tuesday, she said Mandi will be her main poll plank, before expressing her desire to act as a “messenger” for her electorate.

Apr 17, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: PM Modi mentions ‘Surya Tilak’ event during poll rally in Assam

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a poll rally in Assam on Wednesday, raised the "Jai Shri Ram" slogan and mentioned the 'Surya Tilak' that illuminated Lord Ram Lalla's forehead in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navami.

“There is a new atmosphere in the entire country and this birthday of Lord Ram has come after 500 years, when he got the privilege of celebrating his birthday in his own home,” Modi said.

Apr 17, 2024 12:27 PM IST

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Watch | Surya Tilak on Ram Lalla's forehead

Apr 17, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Lord Ram Lalla's forehead illuminates with ‘Surya Tilak’ in Ayodhya

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: On Wednesday, Lord Ram Lalla's forehead was illuminated with the 'Surya Tilak,' marking a celestial event planned to occur every year on Ram Navami, starting from this year.

The innovative arrangement of lenses and mirrors within the newly constructed Ram Temple in Ayodhya facilitated a single ray of sunlight to illuminate the forehead of the Ram Lalla statue precisely at noon for every Ram Navami henceforth. 

The 'surya tilak' symbolises the auspicious day of Lord Ram's birth.

Apr 17, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Manish Tripathi, creator of Lord Ram Lalla's attire, reveals design process

Ram Mandir LIVE updates: Manish Tripathi shared insights into the specially designed outfit for Ram Lalla at Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi Temple for Ram Navami, saying, “First of all, I would like to wish everyone on the occasion of Ram Navami. Today’s outfit of Ram Lalla is specially designed. We have used ‘pitambar’ (yellow robe), as well as khadi and handloom to make the outfit. The symbols of the ‘Vaishno’ sect have been used in the making of the dress. Gold and silver threads have been used in the dress.”

Apr 17, 2024 11:46 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs ‘Kanya Pujan’ in Gorakhpur

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath conducted 'Kanya Pujan' in Gorakhpur on the occasion of Ram Navami. 

In the video shared by news agency PTI, Adityanath was observed washing the feet of a girl dressed in traditional attire.

Apr 17, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Visuals of ‘Aarti’ being performed at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple ahead of ‘Surya Tilak’ event

Apr 17, 2024 11:11 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: TMC leaders carry out ‘Shobha Yatra’ in West Bengal

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and workers in West Bengal's Howrah carried out the ‘Shobha Yatra’ as part of the Ram Navami celebrations.

- According to The Indian Express, numerous police stations throughout West Bengal are on high alert to prevent any potential communal tensions preceding the Ram Navami celebrations in the state.

- The Hindu Jagran Manch is reportedly organizing approximately 5,000 religious processions at the ward or panchayat level across all districts of the state.

- Affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the organisation has also arranged major processions in Barasat, Siliguri, and Kolkata’s Burrabazar.

Apr 17, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: What is the science behind ‘Surya Tilak’?

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: On Wednesday, the occasion of Ram Navami, the distinctive architecture of the Ayodhya Ram temple will create a remarkable celestial event for the Ram Lalla idol. 

- Exactly at noon on Ram Navami, a ray of sunlight, known as 'Surya Tilak,' will illuminate the forehead of the Ram Lalla idol. 

- Innovative arrangements involving mirrors and lenses will direct the sunbeam onto the idol's forehead, a phenomenon to be repeated annually on Ram Navami. 

- This event occurs annually on the ninth day of the Chaitra month, commemorating the birth of Lord Ram. 

- Within the newly constructed Ram Temple in Ayodhya, arrangements of lenses and mirrors have been made to ensure that a single sunray illuminates the Ram Lalla statue's forehead precisely at noon on every Ram Navami. 

- The 'Surya Tilak' serves as a symbolic marker of the auspicious day of Lord Ram's birth.

Apr 17, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar extends ‘warm wishes’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday extended greetings on the occasion of Ram Navami saying, “Warm wishes on Ram Navami! May the divine blessings of Prabhu Shri Ram fill our lives with joy, peace, and prosperity. On this auspicious occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to his teachings of righteousness and truth”

Apr 17, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: ‘Ram not just an object of worship but an inspiration to rise,’ says Sadhguru

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Taking to X, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, on the occasion of Ram Navami, said, “Maryada Purushotam is not just an object of worship but an inspiration to rise beyond one’s limitations for generations to come.”

Sadhguru is the founder and head of the Isha Foundation, situated in Coimbatore, India. Established in 1992, the foundation oversees an ashram and yoga centre and engages in educational and spiritual pursuits.

Apr 17, 2024 10:34 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj in Ayodhya says ‘Fortunate to be here’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: On Wednesday, Arun Yogiraj, the sculptor of the Ram Lalla idol, arrived at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya with his family to participate in the Ram Navami celebrations. 

Speaking to ANI, Arun shared his joy and eagerly anticipated the Ram Navami festivities.

“We are here for the first time after the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony. My family was very happy after seeing my work. We reached here yesterday and had a darshan of Ram Lalla. We are fortunate that we have been invited to this special occasion. We are anxiously waiting for the Ram Navami celebration and wish for his blessing on all the countrymen,” he said.

Apr 17, 2024 10:10 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Acharya Satyendra Das, chief priest at Ayodhya's Ram Temple, explains arrangements…

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Acharya Satyendra Das, chief priest of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, said that all arrangements for the celebration are overseen by the Trust, ensuring Ram Navami is celebrated with fervour. 

He mentioned that the Trust manages decorations and arrangements, ensuring enthusiastic celebrations. The Chief Priest highlighted that the temple and the idol of Lord Ram are specially adorned for the occasion, with the deity dressed in yellow attire. 

As part of the rituals, the idol undergoes a ceremonial bath with Panchamrit, followed by the offering of various delicacies, including panjiris and 56 different types of offerings to the Lord.

Apr 17, 2024 9:54 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: ‘Ram in the foundation of India,’ says PM Modi

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to X on Wednesday to share a series of tweets on the occasion of Ram Navami. He shared a video with the caption that read, “Ram is the faith of India. Ram is the foundation of India.” (A rough translation of PM Modi's Hindi tweet read.)

 In another tweet, he also shared a picture of himself at the Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya's Ram Temple, which was taken during the consecration ceremony in January.

Apr 17, 2024 9:38 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: PM Modi hails celebrations as ‘generational milestone’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: As the grand celebrations are underway at the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “The first Ram Navami after the Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya is a generational milestone, weaving together centuries of devotion with a new era of hope and progress. This is a day crores of Indians waited for. Innumerable people devoted their lives to this sacred cause. May the blessings of Prabhu Shri Ram always remain upon us and guide our paths towards righteousness and peace, illuminating our lives with wisdom and courage.”

Apr 17, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: VHP on celebrations at Ayodhya's Ram temple says ‘This has been awaited for 500 years’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: According to Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesperson Sharad Sharma, the anticipation for the "celebration of Ram Navami at the Ram temple in Ayodhya spans 500 years, bringing immense joy to the entire nation.

- "This will be the first Ram Navami after the Pran Pratishtha at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. This will be the first time that Lord Ram's devotees will celebrate the Janmotsav on the premises of the temple - this has been awaited for 500 years. The entire country is happy today...Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is dedicated to serving devotees. It is cooperating with all the devotees who are coming in," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

In the meantime, devotees gathered in large numbers at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya for the darshan of Ram Lalla.

Ram Navami, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, will be observed on April 17.

Apr 17, 2024 8:50 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Visuals from Ram Temple in Ayodhya, priests perform pooja | Watch

Apr 17, 2024 8:39 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: ‘Divya Abhisheka’ of Ram Lalla carried out at Ayodhya's Ram Temple

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Ayodhya Ram Temple's Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra tweets “Divya Abhisheka of Ram Lalla at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, on the occasion of Ram Navami.”

- Full-scale preparations were underway for the Chaitra Ram Navami celebration, commencing Tuesday night. 

- Emphasis is placed on ensuring devotees encounter no hardships during the festivities. 

- Provision of drinking water, colourful tarpaulins for heat protection, and accommodation arrangements for devotees are being organised. 

- The temple will open early in the morning, facilitating visits until late at night.

Apr 17, 2024 8:23 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Chief priest of Ayodhya Ram Temple on preparations and ‘Surya Tilak’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE:  Speaking to the news agency PTI about the preparations for the Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya, the chief priest of the Ram Temple says, “We have completed the preparations for Ram Navami. The temple is well decorated, and the devotees are very happy and excited. Today the Sun's rays will also be visible on the forehead of Ram Lalla. This time Ram Navami is special because Ram Lalla is in his grand temple, unlike previous years when he used to be in the tent,”

Apr 17, 2024 8:15 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Devotees flock to Ayodhya's Ram temple in large number

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: On Wednesday morning, on the occasion of Ram Navami, a large number of devotees gathered at Ayodhya's Ram Temple, “exhibiting a vibrant demonstration of faith and celebration.” 

- Prior to their temple visit, devotees immersed themselves in the sacred waters of the Saryu River in Ayodhya. 

- Officials reported that devotees began congregating at the riverbanks from the previous night, with 'Darshan' at the Ram Temple commencing at 3.30 am. 

- Regarding security arrangements, IG (Ayodhya Range) Praveen Kumar assured that measures had been implemented to accommodate the devotees' needs, according to news agency ANI.

Apr 17, 2024 8:09 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: PM Modi says ‘Today Ayodhya is in an unparalleled joy’ 

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE:  “This is the first Ram Navami when our Ram Lalla has been enthroned in the grand and divine Ram temple of Ayodhya. Today Ayodhya is in an unparalleled joy in this celebration of Ram Navami. After waiting for 5 centuries, today we have got the privilege of celebrating this Ram Navami in Ayodhya in this manner. This is the fruit of so many years of hard penance, sacrifice and sacrifice of the countrymen,” wrote PM Modi on X.

Apr 17, 2024 8:05 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: PM Modi extends wishes, says ‘memories of pran prathishtha still pulsate in my mind’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends wishes on the occasion of Ram Navami.

Taking to X, Modi said, “Infinite best wishes to my family members across the country on the occasion of Lord Shri Ram's birth anniversary, Ram Navami! On this auspicious occasion, my heart is overwhelmed and fulfilled. It is the supreme grace of Shri Ram that this year, along with millions of my countrymen, I became a witness to the Pran-Pratishtha in Ayodhya. The memories of that moment of Avadhpuri still pulsate in my mind with the same energy.”

Apr 17, 2024 7:52 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Starting this year, Surya Tilak will illuminate Ram Lalla's forehead every year

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Surya Tilak will illuminate every year starting from this year -

- A scientist at CSIR-CBRI Roorkee explained to news agency PTI that the primary goal of the Surya Tilak project was to apply a 'tilak' on the forehead of the Shri Ram idol every Shri Ram Navami day. 

- He elaborated on the project, stating that sunlight would be directed onto Lord Ram's forehead at noon on Shri Ram Navami in the Chaitra month annually. 

- He further clarified that the Sun's position varies each year on Shri Ram Navami, and detailed calculations revealed that the date of Shri Ram Navami recurs every 19 years.

Apr 17, 2024 7:39 AM IST

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: Ram Lalla idol to illuminate with ‘Surya Tilak’

Ram Navami 2024 LIVE: At noon, Ayodhya will witness a unique spectacle when the Sun's rays will grace Ram Lalla's forehead with a ‘Surya tilak’, achieved through a sophisticated mechanism of mirrors and lenses. 

This marks the first Ram Navami following the consecration of the Ram idol at the new temple, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. 

Scientists conducted a successful test of the system on Tuesday.

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