PM PARTICIPATES IN PRAN PRATISHTHA OF
SHRI RAM JANMBHOOMI TEMPLE IN AYODHYA
After centuries of patience, uncountable sacrifices, renunciation and penance, finally Lord Ram has arrived at the newly constructed grand and magnificent temple in Ayodhya. Amid elaborate arrangements and celebrations, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the historic Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Shri Ramlalla at the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh held at 12:30 pm on 22 January, 2024. Dressed in a golden kurta and a cream Dhoti, Patka, Prime Minister Shri Modi actively participated in the rituals and took Sankalp for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. During the ceremony, Army helicopters showered flower petals on the newly constructed temple. The premises of Shri Ram Temple echoed with ‘Jay Shri Ram’, Shri Ram chants and Bhajans as excited devotees filled every part of the holy city on this momentous day. Folk artists were seen performing outside the temple.
After concluding the Pran Pratishtha, PM Shri Modi addressed the distinguished invited dignitaries and said the Pran Pratishtha of Shri Ram Lalla is not only a moment of triumph after a prolonged struggle but also one of humility. Later, Shri Modi interacted with the Shramjeevis who played a pivotal role for the construction of the grand Shri Ram Janmbhoomi temple and also personally showered flower petals on the workers in their respect.
Along with the Prime Minister, Uttar Pradesh Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat and President of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, Shri Nritya Gopal Das were present at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple during the ceremony. Among others, thousands of Saints, host of dignitaries, guests and celebrities were also present at the courtyard of the temple on the occasion.
The historic Pran Pratishtha ceremony witnessed the participation of representatives of all major spiritual and religious sects of the country and people from all walks of life including representatives of various tribal communities
Addressing the distinguished gathering, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi exclaimed that our Ram has finally arrived after centuries. “After centuries of patience, uncountable sacrifices, renunciation and penance, our Lord Ram is here”, PM Shri Modi remarked and congratulated the citizens on the occasion. The Prime Minister said that experiencing the divine consciousness inside the ‘Garbh Grih’ (inner sanctum) cannot be put into words and his body is pulsating with energy and the mind is devoted to the moment of Pran Pratishtha. “Our Ram Lalla will not reside in the tent anymore. This divine temple will be his home now”, the Prime Minister said expressing confidence and reverence that the events of today can be experienced by Ram Bhakts all around the country and the world. “This moment is supernatural and sacred, the atmosphere, environment and energy signify the blessings of Lord Ram upon us”, Shri Modi said.
It is the origin of a new ‘kaal chakra’
He underlined that the morning Sun of 22nd January has brought a new aura along with it. “22nd January 2024 is not a mere date on the calendar, it is the origin of a new ‘kaal chakra’”, the Prime Minister said emphasizing that the joyous and festive mood of the entire nation was on a constant rise since the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple and the progress of the developmental works enthused new energy into the citizens. “Today, we have received the heritage of centuries of patience, today we have got Shri Ram’s temple”, the Prime Minister said. He underlined that the nation that breaks the shackles of the mindset of slavery and derives inspiration from the experiences of the past is the one which writes history.
Shri Modi said that today’s date will be discussed after thousands of years from now and it is by the blessings of Lord Ram that we are a witness to this momentous occasion unfolding itself. “Days, directions, skies and everything are brimming with divinity today”, the Prime Minister said, stating that this is not an ordinary time period but an indelible memory path being imprinted on time.
Surely, Shri Ram will forgive us
Speaking about the presence of Shri Hanuman in every work of Shri Ram, the Prime Minister bowed to Shri Hanuman and Hanuman Garhi. He also bowed to Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughan and Mata Janki. He acknowledged the presence of divine entities over the event. The Prime Minister apologized to Prabhu Shri Ram for the delay in seeing today’s day and said that as today that vacuum has been filled, surely, Shri Ram will forgive us.
Recalling, Sant Tulsidas’s return of Shri Ram in ‘Treta Yug’, The Prime Minister recalled the happiness that Ayodhya of the time must have felt. “Then the separation with Shri Ram lasted for 14 years and was still so unbearable. In this age Ayodhya and the countrymen suffered the separation of hundreds of years”, he said. Shri Modi continued, despite Shri Ram being present in the original copy of the Constitution, a prolonged legal battle was fought after the independence. The Prime Minister thanked the Judiciary of India for “keeping the dignity of justice intact. Embodiment of justice, Shri Ram’s temple was constructed through just means”, he emphasized.
Entire nation is celebrating
The Prime Minister informed that the entire nation including small villages is witnessing processions and cleanliness campaigns are being carried out in temples. “The entire nation is celebrating Diwali today. Every household is prepared to light up the ‘Ram Jyoti’ in the evening”, Shri Modi said. Recalling his visit to Arichal Munai, the starting point of Ram Setu, yesterday, the Prime Minister said that it was the moment which altered the ‘Kaal Chakra’. Drawing an analogy to that moment, the Prime Minister said that he got the belief that today’s moment will also be the one to alter the circle of time and move forward.
Ram resides in the hearts of Indians
Shri Modi informed that during his 11-day Anushthan, he attempted to bow before all the places where Lord Ram had set foot. Mentioning Pancwati Dham in Nashik, Thriprayar Temple in Kerala, Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh, Shri Ranganathswamy Temple in Srirangam, Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi, the Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the journey from the sea to river Sarayu. “From the sea to the Saryu River, the same festive spirit of Ram’s name is prevalent everywhere”, he continued, “Lord Ram is connected to every particle of the soul of India. Ram resides in the hearts of Indians”. He further added that the feeling of oneness can be found within everyone’s conscience anywhere in India and there could not be a more perfect formula for collectiveness.
Recalling his experience of listening to Shri Ram Katha in many languages, the Prime Minister said that Ram is there in the memories, festivals of traditions. “In every age, people have lived Ram. They have expressed Ram in their style and words. This ‘Ram Ras’ is continuously flowing like the flow of life. Ram Katha is infinite and Ramayana too is endless. Ideals, values and teachings of Ram are the same everywhere”.
Temple of Ramlalla-A symbol of peace, patience, mutual harmony and coordination
The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the sacrifice of the people who made today’s day possible. He paid tributes to Saints, Kar Sewaks and Ram Bhakts. The Prime Minister said “Today’s occasion is not only a moment of celebration, but at the same time it is also a moment of realization of the maturity of Indian society. For us, this is not only an occasion of victory but also of humility.” Explaining the knots of history, the Prime Minister pointed out that the outcome of a nation’s struggle with its history is seldom happy. “Still, he said, “the gravity and sensitivity with which our country has opened this knot of history shows that our future is going to be much more beautiful than our past.” Remembering the doomsayers, the Prime Minister said that such people did not realize the piousness of our social ethos. “The construction of this temple of Ramlalla is also a symbol of peace, patience, mutual harmony and coordination of Indian society. We are seeing that this construction is not giving birth to any fire, but to energy. Ram Mandir has brought inspiration to every section of the society to move forward on the path of a bright future”, he said. He continued “Ram is not fire, he is energy, he is not conflicts but solution, Ram does not belong only to us but to all, Ram is not just present but is infinity”
The Prime Minister emphasized that the whole world is connected with the Pran Pratistha and the omnipresence of Ram can be witnessed. He said that similar celebrations can be seen in many countries and the festival of Ayodhya has become a celebration of the global traditions of Ramayana. “Ram Lalla’s respect is the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’”, he added.
Temple of national consciousness
PM Shri Modi underlined that it is not just the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Shri Ram’s idol but also the consecration of the unwavering faith in Indian culture manifested in the form of Shri Ram. He said that it is the embodiment of human values and the highest ideals, which is the need of the hour of the entire world. The Prime Minister said that the resolutions of welfare for all have taken the shape of Ram temple today and it is not just a temple but India’s vision, philosophy, and direction. “This is a temple of national consciousness in the form of Ram.
Lord Ram is India’s faith, foundation, idea, law, consciousness, thinking, prestige and glory. Ram is flow, Ram is effect. Ram is Neeti. Ram is eternal. Ram is continuity. Ram is Vibhu. Ram is all-pervading, the world, the universal soul”, the Prime Minister said fervently. He said that the impact of Lord Ram’s Pratishtha can be felt for thousands of years. Quoting Maharishi Valmiki, the Prime Minister said that Ram ruled the kingdom for ten thousand years which signifies the establishment of Ramrajya for thousands of years. “When Ram came in Treta Yug, Ramrajya was established for thousands of years. Ram had been guiding the world for thousands of years”, PM Shri Modi said.
‘Yahi Samay Hai Sahi Samay Hai’
The Prime Minister asked every Ram Bhakt to introspect about the path ahead after the realization of the grand Ram Mandir. “Today, I feel with a pure heart that the cycle of time is changing. It is a happy coincidence that our generation has been chosen as the architect of this critical path.” He underlined the importance of the current epoch and reiterated his line ‘Yahi Samay Hai Sahi Samay Hai’, This is the time, the right time. “We have to lay the foundation of India for the next one thousand years. Moving ahead from the temple, now all of us countrymen take an oath to build a strong, capable, grand and divine India from this very moment”, the Prime Minister exhorted the countrymen. For this, he said, it is important that Ram’s ideal should be there in the conscience of the nation.
Feeling of oneness will be the basis of capable, grand and divine India
The Prime Minister asked the countrymen to expand their consciousness from Dev to Desh, Ram to Rashtra – from deity to nation. He asked them to learn from Shri Hanuman’s service, devotion and dedication. “These feelings of devotion, service and dedication in every Indian will become the basis of a capable, grand and divine India”, he said. The Prime Minister continued and said that the spirit behind Mata Shabri’s trust that ‘Ram will Come’ is in every Indian’s heart and will be the basis of Grand capable and divine India. Referring to the depth and originality of Ram’s affection for Nishadraj shows that all are one and this feeling of oneness and cohesiveness will be the basis of capable, grand and divine India.
The spirit of Sabka Prayas
The Prime Minister pointed out that there is no room for despair in the country today. Highlighting the story of the squirrel, the Prime Minister said that those considering themselves to be small and ordinary must remember the contributions of the squirrel and get rid of any hesitancy. He noted that every effort, big or small, has its strength and contribution. “The spirit of Sabka Prayas will become the basis of a strong, capable, grand and divine India. And this is the expansion of the consciousness of the country from God and the consciousness of the nation from Ram”, the Prime Minister exclaimed.
Throwing light on the Jatayu’s integrity who knew about his imminent defeat when he fought Ravan, the ruler of Lanka who possessed extreme knowledge and immense power, the Prime Minister said that the culmination of such duty is the basis of a capable and divine India. Shri Modi pledged to dedicate every moment of life to nation-building and said, “With Ram’s work, Rashtra’s work, every moment of time, every particle of the body will connect the dedication of Ram with the goal of dedication to the nation.
Continuing his theme of going beyond self, PM Shri Modi said our worship of Bhagwan Ram should be for the entire creation, from ‘I’ to ‘us’. Our efforts, he said, should be dedicated to the creation of a Viksit Bharat.
India will reach the goal of prosperity
Referring to the ongoing Amrit Kaal and young demographics, the Prime Minister noted the perfect combination of factors for the nation’s growth. The Prime Minister asked the young generation to take the support of their strong heritage and move ahead with confidence. “India will reach the goal of prosperity by following the path of both the purity of tradition and the infinity of modernity”, the Prime Minister said.
This is India’s time
The Prime Minister underlined that the future is dedicated to successes and accomplishments and the grand Ram Temple will be a witness to the progress and rise of India. “This grand Ram temple will become a witness to the rise of Viksit Bharat”, the Prime Minister said. Drawing lessons from the temple, the Prime Minister emphasized that a goal can be achieved if it is justified and born out of collective and organized power.
“This is India’s time and India is going to move forward. After waiting for centuries, we have reached here. We all have waited for this era, this period. Now we will not stop. We will continue to reach the heights of development”, the Prime Minister concluded paying his obeisance at the feet of Shri Ram Lalla and wishing the very best.
KEY FEATURES ABOUT SHRI RAM JANMBHOOMI TEMPLE
• The magnificent Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir is constructed in traditional Nagara style.
• Other proposed temples in the premises will be dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki, Maharishi Vashishtha, Maharishi Vishwamitra, Maharishi Agastya, Nishadraj, Mata Shabari and Rishipatni Devi Ahilya.
PM performs ‘Dandvat Pranam’
After the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, PM Shri Narendra Modi performed the ‘Aarti’ of the Ram Lalla. He performed the ‘parikrama’ of the deity and did ‘dandvat pranam’. This act of devotion, characterized by prostrating fully with one’s forehead touching the ground, is a mark of utmost reverence and humility in Hindu tradition.PM Shri Modi also met the ‘sadhus’ who were present at the temple and took blessings from them. He completed his 11-day fast by taking Charanamrit from the hands of Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
On the eve of the Ram Temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, President Smt. Droupadi Murmu wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulating him for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony set to take place on 22 January, 2024.She also applauded PM Shri Modi for performing the supreme 11-day-long rigorous Anushthan before taking part in the ceremony at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple. “The 11-day Anushthaan that you have undertaken is not only a sacred ritual but also a supreme spiritual act of sacrifice and submission to Prabhu Shri Ram,” the President of India wrote in her letter.Referring to the nationwide celebration of the Ram Temple ceremony, President Murmu called it an “uninhibited expression of the eternal soul of India”.Her letter also found the mention of Mahatma Gandhi who was an ardent follower of the principles of Lord Ram.
“Mahatma Gandhi ji derived strength from Ramanama till his last breath.”“Though my reason and heart long ago realised the highest attribute and the name of God as Truth, I recognise Truth by the name of Rama. In the darkest hour of my trial, that one name has saved me and is still saving me,” President Smt. Murmu quoted Mahatma Gandhi in her letter.Highlighting the importance of Lord Ram in the lives of millions of people, the President said that Lord Ram signifies the best aspects of India’s cultural and spiritual heritage and represents “the good which is in constant battle with evil.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to the President Smt. Droupadi Murmu for her wishes for Pran Pratishtha scheduled for 22 January, 2024 at the Shri Ram Temple at Ayodhya Dham. He expressed the hope that this historic moment will take India’s development journey to new heights along with enriching the heritage and culture of the nation.The President had written a letter to the Prime Minister on the eve of the Pran Pratishtha.
PM Shri Narendra Modi followed a strict 11-day ‘anushthan’ and slept on the floor and had coconut water before the ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22. He also visited several temples across India ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir and took a holy dip at the Rameswaram ‘Angi teerth’ beach.Noteworthy, Hon’ble President Smt. Draupadi Murmu also applauded PM Shri Narendra Modi for performing the supreme 11-day-long rigorous Anushthan before taking part in the ceremony at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple. “The 11-day Anushthaan that you have undertaken is not only a sacred ritual but also a supreme spiritual act of sacrifice and submission to Prabhu Shri Ram,” the President of India wrote in her letter.
After ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony and the idol was unveiled at the temple, PM Shri Narendra Modi performed the ‘aarti’ of Shri Ram Lalla inside the sanctum sanctorum. Then after, Shri Modi offered prayers at the ancient and famous Kuber Tila Shiva temple and unveiled the statue of Jatayu. The ancient Shiv temple located on the Kuber Tila in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex was also renovated by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is constructing the Ram temple.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPEECH
• “After centuries of patience, uncountable sacrifices, renunciation and penance, our Shri Ram is here”
• “22nd January 2024 is not a mere date on the calendar, it is the origin of a new ‘kaal chakra’”.
• “I thank the Indian judiciary for preserving the dignity of justice. The temple of Lord Ram, epitome of justice, was built in a just manner”.
• “In my 11-day fast and ritual, I attempted to touch places where Shri Ram walked”.
• “From the sea to the Saryu River, the same festive spirit of Ram’s name is prevalent everywhere”.
• “Ram Katha is infinite and Ramayan too is endless. Ideals, values and teachings of Ram are the same everywhere”.
• “This is a temple of national consciousness in the form of Ram. Lord Ram is India’s faith, foundation, idea, law, consciousness, thinking, prestige and glory”.
• “I feel with a pure heart that the cycle of time is changing. It is a happy coincidence that our generation has been chosen as the architect of this critical path”.
• “We have to lay the foundation of India for the next one thousand years”.
• “We have to expand our consciousness from Dev to Desh, Ram to Rashtra – from deity to nation”.
• “This grand temple will be a witness to the rise of a magnificent India”.
• “This is India’s time and we are moving forward”.
Ram Rajya is coming: Mohan Bhagwat
Addressing the gathering Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said the pride of the country has been restored with the homecoming of Ram Lalla to his temple in Ayodhya. “Today, after 500 years, Ram Lalla has returned here and due to his efforts, we are seeing this golden day. We pay our utmost respect to him. The history of this era has so much power that whoever listens to the stories of Ram Lalla, all their sorrows and pains will be erased,” Bhagwat said, addressing the gathering at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple premises after Ram Lalla’s ‘Pran Pratishtha’.
He said the opening of the Ram temple has become a symbol of the emergence of a “new India” that has the potential to save the world from all sorts of problems and tragedies. He described PM Shri Narendra Modi as a ‘Tapasvi’ who needs to be supported by every citizen. “Pradhan Mantri ji ne tap kiya ab humko bhi tap karna hai (The PM did penance. Now it is our turn),” he said.
Shri Bhagwat said Ram Lalla has returned home because of the penance of a lot of people and I salute their hard work and sacrifices. “But why did he (Ram) leave? He left because there were disputes (Kalah) in Ayodhya. Ram Rajya is coming, and we have to shun all the disputes and stop fighting among ourselves over petty issues. We will have to shun ego and stay united,” he said.
“Knowing that there is Ram everywhere, we have to coordinate among ourselves. To stay together is the first true practice of religion,” he added. Compassion is the second step, Bhagwat said, asking people to keep the minimum of what they earn for themselves and give the remaining back to charity. “This is the meaning of compassion. You should keep your desires under check. While government schemes are providing relief to the poor, we also must bind society as everyone is our brother. Wherever you see sorrow and pain, serve there,” he said.
He further asked people to lead a disciplined life and said that a common citizen during Ram Rajya had no ‘ahankar (ego)’ and always behaved with “dignity”. “We need to behave in the same manner while maintaining close coordination with each other,” he emphasised. That will help the country become a Vishwaguru,” Bhagwat said.
BJP National President worships at Jhandewalan Temple
in New Delhi during Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda worshiped at Jhandewalan Temple in New Delhi during Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya. in a message on X he said, “Today, on the occasion of the Pran Pratishtha of Lord Shri Ram in Shri Ayodhyadham, I had darshan and worship at Jhandewalan Temple in New Delhi and got the privilege of witnessing this historic moment with the devotees.
This holy moment is going to be a blessing for many followers of Sanatan culture. This auspicious opportunity, obtained after centuries of waiting, renunciation and sacrifice, has inspired us to discharge our duties by surrendering ourselves to the high ideals of God.
I express my gratitude to the many Ram devotees for fulfilling their resolve under the leadership of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji.
This dawn of cultural emergence of Maa Bharati will illuminate our glorious nation with the aura of global progress and prestige. Jai Siya Ram!
Congratulations to our respected PM for
the realisation of our pledge : Yogi Adityanath
Addressing the gathering of saints and eminent citizens invited for the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on 22 January, 2024 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the completion of the consecration ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya reflects a cultural renaissance in India. “The pran pratishtha of Ram Lalla is a harmonious expression of our cultural conscience, marking a cultural renaissance in India. It is not merely a temple but the National Temple”.
Yogi Adityanath said that the Ram Temple is most likely the first such case in the world, where the majority community of a nation had struggled for so long for the construction of a temple at the birthplace of their idol. He expressed satisfaction that the temple was constructed exactly where it was resolved to be built.
He further said that on the historic moment, “every village and town in the country had transformed into Ayodhya”. “The day India had eagerly awaited for nearly five centuries has arrived. Many generations left this land for heaven with unfulfilled wishes, but the wait and the struggle continued,” remarked Shri Adityanath.
In a reference to the 1990 police firing incident under the regime of the Samajwadi Party (SP), when more than a dozen kar sevaks died, the CM said the streets of Ayodhya won’t echo with gunshots anymore or witness curfew. “Bullets will not be fired in Ayodhya, Sarayu Maiya will not be stained with blood. Curfew will not cause havoc in Ayodhya,” he said, adding the consecration of Ram Lalla heralds the proclamation of the establishment of Ram Rajya.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the realisation of the pledge to build the grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh CM said since 2014, the common people of India developed strong belief that they will meet Lord Ram. “Heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to our respected PM Shri Narendra Modi ji, for the realisation of our pledge, fulfilment of our resolution and bringing an end to our prolonged wait” he said.
PM releases six commemorative postage
stamps dedicated to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 18 January released six special commemorative postage stamps dedicated to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple along with an album carrying similar stamps related to Lord Ram issued earlier in different countries of the world was also released. He congratulated all the devotees of Lord Ram in Bharat and abroad on the occasion.
The Prime Minister said that we all know that these stamps are pasted on envelops to send letters or important documents. But they serve another purpose as well. Postage stamps also act as medium to pass on historical events to the future generations. So, whenever you send a letter or object to someone with a postal stamp on it, you’re also sending them a piece of history. These tickets are not just a piece of paper, but smallest form of history books, artefacts and historical sites.
The Prime Minister said that these commemorative stamps will also help our young generation in learning about Lord Ram and his life. He said devotion to Lord Ram has been expressed via artistic expression on these stamps and with the mention of the popular quatrain: ‘मंगल भवन अमंगल हारी’, a wish for the development of the nation has been made. The sun, the symbol of ‘Suryavanshi’ Ram, river ‘Saryu’ and internal architecture of the temple has also been depicted on these stamps.
He said the books that were launched today are the reflection of how proudly Lord Ram, Maa Sita and Ramayana are seen across the world. The Prime Minister said countries like America, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Thailand, Guyana, Singapore are among the many nations which have issued postal stamps with great interest on the life events of Lord Ram. He said the newly-launched album with all the information about Lord Shri Ram and the stories of Mother Janaki will give us an insight into their lives.
PM Modi lights ‘Ram Jyoti’ after ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 22 January, 2024 evening lighted ‘Ram Jyoti’ after the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla in the newly-built Ram Temple in Ayodhya.Earlier, the Prime Minister had urged citizens to light the ‘Ram Jyoti’ on the auspicious occasion and welcome Shri Ram Lalla. The entire nation responded to the call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister positively and on the evening of ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony every household of the country lit ‘Ram Jyoti’ in their houses.
Giving his message on X, the Prime Minister wrote, “On this auspicious occasion, I request all the countrymen to light the Ram Jyoti and welcome Lord Ram in their homes. Jai Siya Ram!”
On that day, the city of Ayodhya was illuminated with the radiant glow of around 10 lakh diyas and transformed its landscape into a mesmerising spectacle.
Lightig the Ram Jyoti, BJP National Presidnet Shri JP Nadda said, “’Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmah’ The opportunity of being seated in the new, divine and grand temple of Shri Ramlala in Shri Ayodhya is a joyous and thrilling one.
On the call of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji, celebrated the festival by lighting Ramjyoti with the family today at my residence in New Delhi.
I wish that Shri Raghunandan, the center of faith, devotion and inspiration of millions of people, may provide progress to our nation, society and civilization. Infuse new enthusiasm and energy among the people all over the world.
Come, let us all greet the Lord on this historic moment by lighting the Ramjyoti in our homes. Jai Shri Ram!”
Lightig the Ram Jyoti, Union Minister of Home and Coopration Shri Amit Shah said, “Today the whole of India is filled with joy on the arrival of Shri Ram Lala in his grand temple.
On the request of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji, the entire country is celebrating Diwali by lighting the Ramjyoti. I also lit lamps with my family on the arrival of Lord Shri Ram.”