Ayodhya is all decked up for the ‘Pran Prathistha’ ceremony today which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Prime Minister’s office shared an aerial video of the grand temple ahead of his arrival in the temple town. The video was shot from PM Modi’s chopper, it’s learnt.
PM Modi had been observing a series of strict 11-day religious rituals to prepare for the consecration ceremony.
He will also address the gathering on the occasion, read a statement from his office. “The historic Pran Pratishtha ceremony will be attended by representatives of all major spiritual and religious sects of the country. People from all walks of life including representatives of various tribal communities will also attend the ceremony,” read the statement.
The streets and skyline of Ayodhya are covered with saffron flags fluttering from rooftops of buildings, small and big. Cut-outs of the Ram temple along with Lord Ram have been put up at Lata Mangeshkar Chowk.
The new idol of Ram Lalla, sculpted by Arun Yogiraj, was placed inside the temple last week. The idol shows the Ram Lalla as a five-year-old standing on a lotus, also crafted from the same stone.