Ayodhya Ram Mandir Inauguration | Pran Pratishtha Ceremony Schedule

Renu Dahiya posted on Thursday, Jan 18th, 2024

Ready for a big celebration on January 22, 2024? The Ayodhya Ram Mandir is OPENING! It’s a huge deal for millions of Hindus worldwide. Here, in this detailed guide, let’s learn why this date is so important and discover the details of this special ceremony – it’s going to be awesome, for sure! 

What are you waiting for? Book your flight to India now and be part of the happiness at Ram Mandir, the special place for all Hindus. And, join all the Hindus singing – 

Bajao Dhol Swagat Mein, Mere Ghar Ram Aye Hain!
(बजाओ ढोल स्वागत में, मेरे घर राम आए हैं |)

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Inauguration  – Date & Schedule 

The amazing celebration for the Ayodhya Ram Mandir inauguration starts on January 16, 2024. The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony runs for seven days, filled with rituals from January 16 to 21. Shri Ram Lalla’s consecration is on January 22, and everything happens from January 16 to 22.

Over 8,000 guests will be expected on this big day, and devotees are pouring in from January 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join on January 22. And, on January 18, the idol takes its special place in the temple’s ‘Garbh Griha.’ 

Here’s the full seven-day ritual schedule – 

  • January 16: Purification ceremony by the Saryu River.
  • January 17: Grand procession to the temple with Ram Lalla.
  • January 18: Start of formal rituals and pujas.
  • January 19: Sacred fire and ‘havan’ ceremony.
  • January 20: Inner chamber cleansing and rituals.
  • January 21: Sacred bath with 125 urns, idol rest.
  • January 22: Morning Puja; Ram Lalla consecration at 12:20 PM, followed by Aarti.

Significance Of The Date ‘January 22’ For The Inauguration

  • Pausha Hindu Month: The sacred Ram Mandir inauguration aligns with the Pausha Hindu month, filled with religious & cultural events like the Kumbh Mela.
  • Makar Sankranti and Uttarayana: January 22 follows Makar Sankranti which marks the Sun’s shift into Capricorn. Uttarayana, a time of growth & new beginnings, sets the stage for the Ram Mandir inauguration.
  • Importance of Numbers: The date, 22, is a “Master Builder” in numerology, symbolising the power to turn dreams into reality. The total date sum, 4, signifies stability, practicality, and strong foundations. 

Honoured Guests & Star Presence

Famous personalities Joining the celebration are Prime Minister Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, and CM Yogi Adityanath. Cricket icons like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli are also on the guest list.

Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and more, will make the event extra special. A special invite to Arun Govil, TV’s Lord Ram, adds a touch of nostalgia to the consecration ceremony.

Precious Gifts Ariving Ayodhya

People from different states are bringing special gifts to Ayodhya. These gifts include water, soil, gold, silver, gems, clothes, jewellery, big bells, drums, and nice-smelling things. The important gifts include Bhaars (gifts for starting a new family) sent from Maa Janaki’s family homes in Janakpur, Nepal, and Sitamarhi, Bihar.

Watch Live – Ram Mandir Grand Opening & ‘Pran Pratishtha’ Ceremony

Watch the live broadcast of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony in stunning 4K quality on DD News and DD National channels by Doordarshan. The broadcast will also be shared with other news agencies. For more options, Doordarshan will share a YouTube link. On January 23, 2024, Doordarshan will also broadcast the live Aarti and the opening of Shree Ram Mandir.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will be the Ram Mandir Darshan timings?

A: The temple will be open for prayers from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Q: When can devotees visit?

A: The temple will be closed on January 21 and 22. But, it welcomes devotees back with open arms starting January 23, 2024.

Q: When are the Aarti ceremonies at the temple?

A: Aarti happens three times daily at 6:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. You can get your passes online or at the temple for Aarti rituals.

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