Unveiling the Magnificence: A Glimpse into the Historic Inauguration of Ram Mandir Ayodhya in 2024
After a long wait of approximately 500 years, finally came the moment when we can witness the historic inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya on 22nd January, 2024. Ayodhya Ram Mandir, constructed in Ayodhya, India, holds religious significance at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi, which is the birthplace of the Hindu deity Rama. Following a 2019 Supreme Court verdict, the disputed land was allotted for the temple’s construction, with an inauguration scheduled for 22 January 2024. The government has changed the beauty of Ayodhya just to make sure the grand celebration of this historic event. As said by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the whole nation will celebrate Diwali on the day of the inaugural, it is actually feeling as if some festival is round-the-corner.
Some Interesting Facts About RAM MANDIR AYODHYA – The Most Awaited Moment !
Contribution from holy rivers and 2000+ pilgrims
Keeping the promise of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” alive, water from 155 holy rivers all across the globe is coming for the “Jalabhishek” of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. Apart from this, for the Bhumi Pujan back in August 2023, holy soil from 2587 regions, including notable places like Jhansi, Bithoori, Yamunotri, Haldighati, Chittorgarh, and the Golden Temple was contributed. Where each particle of the holy soil contributes to the sanctity of the temple to make it divinely energetic and sacred, connecting diverse regions in a tapestry of spiritual unity.
Time capsule underground
A time capsule carrying a message about Ayodhya’s history, Lord Ram and his place of birth is written in Sanskrit and is placed 2000 feet below the ground of the main temple. It is inserted just to trace the proof of Lord ram and his existence in Ayodhya so that no further disputes can arise even after thousand years. Chaupal sanskrit is chosen to write this time capsule as one could write long sentences in few words.
Ram mandir Ayodhya surrounded by 4 other temples
Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya dedicates four of its corners to the temples for Surya Dev, Devi Bhagwati, Ganesh Bhagwan and Bhagwan Shiv. The northern arm has a temple of Devi Annapurna and the southern arm has a temple of Hanuman Ji. This signifies that worshipping lord Ram will be incomplete without worshipping these gods as they are known to play a great role in his whole life.
Largest temple in India
As per the design and architecture of Ram Mandir Ayodhya, it is said to be the largest temple in India. Wait, there’s more to this point as it is also the third largest Hindu temple in the world.
Garden based on astrological constellations
A unique three-level plantation is ensured for ram mandir ayodhya to protect the temple and its premises from seasonal dust and storm. Flower garden and plantation based on astrological constellations are practiced in ayodhya’s ram mandir to cherish the stars forever for this big day in the history of Hinduism.
No Steel, No Iron, and a Millennium of Strength
A remarkable departure from conventional construction practices, the Ram Mandir is being erected without the use of steel or iron. Champat Rai, the general secretary of Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, asserts that the exclusive use of stones ensures the temple’s structural integrity for a millennium, a testament to the enduring strength drawn from traditional construction methods
Ram Rasoi offering free food
On the grand inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya, ram rasoi will offer free food to all the devotees visiting the temple. You just have to show your aadhar card and then you can enjoy nutritious food for free along with the ‘prasad’ of the eye-conic temple!
Shri Ram Bricks
In a poetic nod to history, the bricks employed in constructing the Ram Mandir carry the sacred inscription ‘Shri Ram.’ This echoes an ancient practice during the construction of Ram Setu, where stones bearing the name ‘Shri Ram’ facilitated their buoyancy on water. The modern iteration of these bricks promises enhanced strength and durability.
Legacy of Sompuras
The architects behind the grandeur of the Ram Mandir belong to the illustrious Sompura family, renowned for crafting over 100 temples worldwide. Notably, their contribution extends to the revered Somnath Temple. The chief architect, Chandrakant Sompura, supported by his sons Ashish and Nikhil, weaves a legacy that transcends generations in temple architecture.
Monetary Donations and High-Profile Support
The construction of the Ram Mandir has garnered significant financial support from various quarters. Notable figures, including Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya Bapu, and spiritual leader Morari Bapu, have contributed substantial amounts towards the realization of this monumental project.
Delving into the numerical dimensions of the Ram Mandir, it spans a length of 360 feet and a width of 235 feet. The total height, including the peak, reaches 161 feet. With three floors and a total of 12 gates, the temple stands as a majestic testament to architectural grandeur.
Special gifts from all over the nation
Since, it is the most awaited celebration for the whole nation so it is now an emotion for all the Indians. People are gifting huge gifts from all over the nation for the D-day! A diamond merchant from Gujarat made a ram mandir ayodhya theme based necklace with 5000 American diamond and 2kg silver which was completed in 35 days. A special gift from Devi Sita’s birthplace, Nepal, is also there. 11,000 baskets containing the wedding gift of Lord Ram and Devi Sita will be sent to India comprising of gold and silver jewelry, dry fruits, utensils, cosmetics and much more. Except this, the Mahavir Temple Trust in Patna is gifting a bow and arrow made of pure gold to the Ram mandir ayodhya for highlighting the sacred connection between Mithila and Ayodhya!
Ram idol for “Pran Pratishtha”
Ram mandir ayodhya will have three idols of lord ram highlighting all stages of his life. One of his idol will reflect the pride of a king, the other will showcase the innocense of a child and the third one will worship the divinity of lord vishnu. It is crafted by one of the finest sculptor of the nation, Yogiraj Arun. Some of his great works include the attractive sculptor of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose for Delhi’s India Gate and 12-feet Adi Shankracharya idol for Kedarnath.
Unique elements involved in the pujan
The historic event of the inaugural of the ram mandir ayodhya has some unique elements that will shock you. Gujarat crafted a colossal 108 ft. long incense stick for the inaugural ceremony. This is the longest incense stick of the whole world. After this, an eight feet tall gold-pleated throne is crafted by the skilled labors in Rajasthan for the idol of ram lalla. Next up, a skilled locksmith from Aligarh, Satya Prakash Sharma created world’s largest handmade lock weighing 400kgs and almost 10-feet high for the ram mandir ayodhya.