Prior to the scheduled consecration event, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has chosen to distribute sacred rice (Akshata), offered to the deity at Ram Janmabhoomi, to 5,00,000 temples in as many villages across the nation.
Ceremony of the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya: On January 22, 2024, a great deal of invitation cards were sent to distinguished individuals from various fields for the ‘Pran Pratistha’ (consecration) ceremony within the temple. According to Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Sri Ram Janambhoomi Trust, at least 4,000 sages, or sadhus, have been invited to the “pranpratishtha” ritual.
“A 4’3″ statue representing Lord Ram as a 5-year-old child (known as the Ram Lalla idol) is being built at three different locations in Ayodhya at the Ram Janambhoomi shrine. It is being constructed by three craftsmen on three separate stones; the Lord will accept one of the idols. These idols are 90% complete; the remaining work will take approximately a week to complete.
The idol will be placed in the ground floor of the Grabhgriha. The temple’s ground floor is nearly finished. Thus, ‘pranpratishtha’ won’t present any issues. The ‘pranpratishtha’ ceremony is being extended as an invitation to at least 4000 sadhus. The list is prepared. Additionally, efforts are being made to guarantee that one delegate from each of the 50 countries attends,” he said
The consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In collaboration with the tourist and cultural councils in each district, the Department of Tourism and Culture of the Uttar Pradesh government is coordinating the event.
A number of religious ceremonies were also planned by the temple administration to commemorate the Ram temple’s consecration. From Makar Sankranti (January 14–15) to the Ram temple’s opening on January 22, there will be events in the first place.
Events scheduled for government schools
A number of activities in the government-run schools were also organized by the UP government. These will include religious music with a Ramadan theme, essay writing, creative writing, and fancy dress contests. Additionally, there will be workshops on how to carve idols of Lord Ram.
The Ayodhya Research Institute was founded on August 18, 1986, and the UP government has approved a proposal to improve it. It will now be the International Ramayan and Vedic Research Institute, for which the state government has authorized a Rs 5.72 crore budget. The Department of Culture will oversee the project’s implementation.