Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha: Ram Lalla ‘Returns’ To Ayodhya As PM Modi Performs Pran Pratishtha, Unveils Idol


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the historic ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The ‘mool muhurt’ in which the consecration took place, lasted just 84 seconds. Performing the rituals, PM Modi removed the 51-inch idol’s blindfold from behind and applied ‘kajal’ with a gold stick.

Dressed in a golden kurta teamed up with a cream dhoti and patka, PM Modi walked into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple holding a silver umbrella on a folded red dupatta.

After the ‘pran pratishtha’, the temple will open its doors for devotees. PM Modi reached the temple shortly after 12 noon and is set to remain inside the complex for about three-and-a-half hours for the ceremony.

Choppers shower flower petals over Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple premises in Ayodhya as the idol of Ram Lalla is unveiled in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat begin consecration rituals with offerings to Lord Ganesh.

PM Modi participated in the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Shri Ramlalla in the newly-built Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya on Monday.

The Prime Minister reached Ayodhya earlier in the day to take part in the auspicious ceremony.

“The divine moment of Pran Prathishta of Shri Ram Lala in Ayodhya Dham is an emotional moment for everyone. It is my good fortune to be part of this unique programme. Jai Siyaram,” PM Modi said in a tweet.