Prime Minister Modi broke his fast at the end of an 11-day ceremony after being given the “Charanamrit” by Govind Dev Giri Maharaj. The latter commended Modi’s commitment. In an audio message, Modi thanked everyone for being present for the “historic” event and revealed a unique 11-day ceremony that will culminate in the Ram temple’s “Pran Pratishtha.”

Ayodhya Ram Mandir

At the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony held on January 22 at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his eleven-day fast. On the same day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the dedication of the new Ram Lalla idol at the Ayodhya temple. Both at home and in temples around the nation, millions of people watched the ritual on television.

One week before to the major ceremony, on January 16, the Vedic ceremonies for Ram Lalla’s “Pran Pratishtha” in Ayodhya began, signifying the importance and intricate preparations for the occasion.

PM Modi led the consecration of the new Ram Lalla statue at the Ayodhya temple, which was broadcast to lakhs of people at home and in temples across the country via television. The recently built Janmabhoomi temple was showered with flower petals by army helicopters at the historic “pran pratishtha” ritual, which marked a turning point in India’s political and religious history. 

In addition, the prime minister offered the idol’s “aarti,” the deity’s “parikrama,” and “dandvat pranam.” At the temple, Ram Lalla’s infant form was shown.  The Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir is 161 feet tall, 250 feet wide, and 380 feet long (east-west). It was built in the classic Nagara style and is supported by 392 pillars and 44 doorways. The temple’s walls and pillars are adorned with finely carved representations of Hindu gods and goddesses.

After receiving “Charanamrit,” a sweet beverage produced with milk used in rituals, from Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, he broke his fast.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks his fast following the “Pran Pratishtha” ritual at the Ayodhya-based Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple.

Govind Dev Giri Maharaj also praised PM Modi’s commitment to finishing his 11-day rites.

The Prime Minister thanked everyone for coming to what he called a “historic” and “auspicious” occasion in an audio clip posted on his official YouTube page.

The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of the Ram temple is in just eleven days. I firmly feel that I have been selected by God to speak on behalf of the Indian people at the consecration. In light of this, I am launching a unique ceremony that will last for the next 11 days, beginning today,” he stated in the recorded message.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly followed strict guidelines and traditions leading up to the consecration rite, or “pran-pratistha.” It is said that he followed the strict ‘Yam Rules,’ which are an 11-day program centered around meditation-based mind, body, and soul purification. It is also said that he adhered to a strict sattvic diet, meaning he avoided eating non-vegetarian cuisine, onions, and garlic. The Prime Minister reportedly drank just fruit, slept on the floor with just a blanket, and drank coconut water.