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Live Blog: Ayodhya's grand Ram Mandir inauguration
Photo courtesy: Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra

Live Blog: Ayodhya's grand Ram Mandir inauguration

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2024, 12:16 pm

The countdown to the inaugural ceremony of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya had begun as countrymen waited to witness the historic consecration or 'pran pratistha' ritual of Ram Lalla following the end of a 70-year-long court battle in 2019. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust installed the Ram Lalla idol at the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple at noon on Jan 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi headlining the event. The landmark event was attended by 10,000 special guests including 100 international dignitaries. "Ram is not fire, he is energy. He is not conflict but solution," said PM Modi after the rituals addressing the gathering and the entire country. 

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Referring to India's lunar mission, Modi said: "I will urge the youths to be proud of their tradition (virasat) and modernness to take India ahead."

22 Jan 2024, 02:49 pm

Ram Temple will be a witness to India's development in coming days: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:48 pm

Time for Ram to Rashtra consciousness now: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:44 pm

This is the time. This is the right time. We have to the lay the foundation of a thousand year from today: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:41 pm

Kalchakra is changing. Our generation has been chosen for this: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:41 pm

The impact of Ram’s prathishta is for thousands of years: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:39 pm

This is not just a temple of god. This is a temple of Indian consciousness: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:38 pm

This is also the pran Prathishta of Indian culture: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:37 pm

Ram is not fire, he is energy. He is not conflict but solution: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:36 pm

Ram is a point of solution and not a matter of struggle. Ram belongs to everyone: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:34 pm

The creation of Ram Temple is a reflection of peace and patience as showcased by Indian society: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:33 pm

This moment is a moment of India’s maturity. It is not just a moment of triumph but humility: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:33 pm

Ram is everywhere in our life. In every age people experienced Ram in different forms: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:31 pm

From the seas to Sarayu bank I travelled and felt Ram’s presence everywhere: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:31 pm

We ask for forgiveness to Lord Ram too. There must have been something lacking in us that we could not do it for such a long time. We hope Lord Ram will forgive us: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:25 pm

Ram Temple is built with full justice: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:24 pm

I thank the judiciary for giving the justice: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:24 pm

I apologise to Lord Ram for making him wait: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:23 pm

The country is now rising from past slavery to script a new beginning: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:23 pm

I felt divinity today inside. My body is still in that moment: Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:23 pm

People are witnessing this historic moment: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:19 pm

People will talk about this moment even 100 years later: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:19 pm

We got a Ram Mandir: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:18 pm

Ram Lalla will not stay in a tent now. He will stay in the grand temple: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:18 pm

22 January, 2024 is not just a date but the origin of a new time cycle: PM Modi

22 Jan 2024, 02:17 pm

PM Modi begins his speech

22 Jan 2024, 02:16 pm



PM Modi breaks his fast after Pran Pratishtha ceremony

22 Jan 2024, 01:56 pm


UP CM Yogi Adityanath addresses gathering

22 Jan 2024, 01:54 pm


Overjoyed to be here: Isha Ambani in Ayodhya

22 Jan 2024, 01:42 pm

Reliance retail business head Isha Ambani arrived at the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya along with her husband Anand Piramal on Monday. 

"Today is one of the most sacred days for us and we are just overjoyed to be here," Isha told ANI. 


PM Modi to address gathering in Ram Temple shortly

22 Jan 2024, 01:31 pm


PM Modi inaugurates Ram Temple, unveils Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya

22 Jan 2024, 01:26 pm

Scripting history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the much-awaited Ram Temple and unveiled the Ram Lalla idol in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

Modi was accompanied by RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the rituals, which were performed by the Prime Minister.


Prayers at Ram Temple underway

22 Jan 2024, 01:06 pm


Glimpse of Ram Lalla idol of Ram Temple

22 Jan 2024, 01:05 pm


PM Modi unveils Ram Lalla idol

22 Jan 2024, 12:39 pm


Jan 22 will be Ram Diwali: Mukesh Ambani

22 Jan 2024, 12:38 pm

Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his philanthropist wife Nita Ambani have arrived at the Ram Temple for its mega inauguration in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

"January 22nd will be Ram Diwali," said Mukesh Ambani.

"It's a historic day," says Nita Ambani.


PM Modi performs rituals at Ram Temple

22 Jan 2024, 12:28 pm


PM Modi arrives at Ram Temple

22 Jan 2024, 12:13 pm


Shankar Mahadevan sings Ram Bhajan at Ram Temple

22 Jan 2024, 11:41 am


Sachin Tendulkar reaches Ayodhya for Ram Temple inauguration

22 Jan 2024, 11:39 am

Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal reach Ram Temple amid chants of Jai Shri Ram

22 Jan 2024, 11:38 am


Rajinikanth arrives at Ram Temple

22 Jan 2024, 11:12 am


Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan arrives

22 Jan 2024, 11:08 am

Telugu superstars Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan have arrived at Ram Temple for the mega event.


Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir-Alia, Katrina-Vicky in Ayodhya for Ram Temple consecration

22 Jan 2024, 10:54 am

Top Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and his wife Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and her husband Vicky Kaushal flew off to Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya for the grand Ram Temple consecration, which will be held on Monday.

Bachchan, who was accompanied by his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, was dressed in a traditional outfit. He was clicked at a private airport in Mumbai.


Indian diaspora members celebrate consecration ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Temple in Times Square

22 Jan 2024, 10:53 am

Wearing traditional dresses, holding saffron flags and dancing in celebration, the Indian diaspora members observed the much-anticipated pran pratishtha or consecration ceremony at the iconic Times Square in New York on Sunday.

Pictures of Lord Ram were displayed on the screens at Times Square.


Security beefed up in Ayodhya for inauguration of Ram Temple tomorrow

21 Jan 2024, 07:34 pm

The temple town of Ayodhya has been turned into a fortress as tight security arrangements have been made ahead of the consecration ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of dignitaries on Monday.

Official sources said that in order to maintain foolproof security in Ayodhya, 17 Superintendent of Police (SP) along with 44 Additional SPs and 140 Circle Officer (COs), have been deployed. Along with this 208 Inspectors, 1,196 SI, 4,300 constable and 2,100 trainee SIs have been pressed into service.

TN govt has banned watching live telecast of Ram Temple programmes: Nirmala Sitharaman

21 Jan 2024, 07:18 pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday claimed the Tamil Nadu government has banned watching Ram Temple opening prgrammes.


Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha: The full schedule of PM Modi in Ayodhya on Jan 22

21 Jan 2024, 06:18 pm

10:25 AM: Prime Minister arrives at Ayodhya airport.

10:45 AM: Prime Minister arrives at Ayodhya helipad.

10:55 AM: The PM reaches Ram Janmabhoomi site.

11 AM-12 PM: Reserved

12:05-12:55 PM: ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals begin.

12:55 PM: PM Modi leaves the consecration ceremony venue.

1 PM: PM Modi arrives at the public ceremony.

1 PM- 2 PM: PM Modi attends the public event in Ayodhya.

2:10 PM: PM Modi visits Kuber Teela.

Source: HT/Mint

Musical instruments from states gathered for divine 'Mangal Dhwani' in Ayodhya for 'Pran Prathishtha' event

21 Jan 2024, 05:18 pm

The Pran Pratishtha event, which is the manifestation of divine consciousness in the idol of the deity, at the Ram Temple will be accompanied by 'Mangal Dhwani' at 10 AM on Monday. As many as 50 instruments from various parts of the country will be a part of the event, and for two hours, the Dhwani will resonate in the air of Ayodhya.


Time capsule with detailed history of Ram Janmabhoomi to be placed 2,000 ft under Ayodhya Ram Mandir

21 Jan 2024, 05:11 pm


A 3-ft long time capsule will be placed 2,000 ft under the temple to convey a message in Sanskrit about Ayodhya, Lord Ram, and his birthplace. The message will be inscribed on a copper plate, known as 'Tamra Patras,' before being placed below the site. A time capsule works as a repository of historical information, serving as a means of communication with future generations and providing information to archaeologists or historians in their research. It is a proactive step to prevent any disputes related to various aspects of the historical narrative of the 'Ram Temple' and to fulfill an educational purpose.

Kangana Ranaut visits Ayodhya, seeks blessing of seer, performs rituals

21 Jan 2024, 02:04 pm

'No iron or steel used, Ram temple in Ayodhya made to last for over 1000 yrs'

21 Jan 2024, 01:22 pm

The majestic temple at Ayodhya dedicated to Ram Lalla or Lord Ram’s child form has been constructed to last over a thousand years, media reported.
According to the Chairperson of the temple construction committee of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Ayodhya, Nripendra Misra, the temple is a blend of traditional Indian heritage architecture incorporating science for construction so that it can last for centuries.

Ayodhya gears up for Ram Mandir consecration

21 Jan 2024, 01:18 pm

In Images: The Making of Ram Temple

21 Jan 2024, 01:13 pm

As India goes on a devotional mode for the grand, much-awaited 'Pran Pratistha' (consecration) ceremony of the Ram Temple in the pilgrim city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Jan 22, we bring you the glimpses of the temple at the moment and its making. See all images here: https://www.indiablooms.com/photos-details/N/8453/in-images-the-making-of-the-ram-temple-in-ayodhya.html

MP govt announces holiday tomorrow for all public, private universities

21 Jan 2024, 12:33 pm

The Madhya Pradesh government has announced holiday on Monday for all public and private universities for the Ram Temple inauguration ceremony.

Indian Railways to live-stream pran-pratishtha ceremony of Ram Mandir

21 Jan 2024, 12:25 pm

The pran-pratistha ceremony of the Ram Mandir to be live streamed on the all the LCD screens and video walls across the Indian Railways from Ayodhya on Jan 22. The railway boards has issued an instruction to all the principle chief commercial managers of all the zones to ensure the live streaming takes place without any technical glitches.

Delhi’s AIIMS reverses decision to shut OPD services till 2:30 pm for Ram temple opening

21 Jan 2024, 12:23 pm

Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has cancelled the decision to keep the services for outdoor patients closed till 2:30 pm on Jan 22. The decision came after the decision sparked a public outcry.

MHA deploys cyber expert team in Ayodhya for Ram Temple inaugural ceremony

21 Jan 2024, 12:21 pm

In preparation for the Ram Temple inauguration, the Ministry of Home Affairs has dispatched a high-level cyber expert team to Ayodhya to address potential cyber threats.nt.

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