In preparation for the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple on January 22, the Uttar Pradesh government, led by Yogi Adityanath, has declared a prohibition on the sale of meat and fish in the state for that day. The government had previously imposed a ban on the sale of liquor for the same occasion.
The grand consecration event, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla, is scheduled for January 22. Joining him on the dais will be Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, and other dignitaries. Over 7,000 people have been invited to attend the ceremony organized by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony, to be conducted by priest Lakshmi Kant Dixit from Varanasi, will commence at 12:20 pm and is expected to conclude by 1 pm on January 22. The selected idol of Ram Lalla, crafted by Mysore-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj, will be installed during the ceremony. The seven-day rituals for the consecration, including various forms of puja, began on Tuesday. On January 21, the deity of Ram Lalla will undergo a divine bath with 125 urns.
Following the January 22 event, the Ram Temple will be open for worship by devotees, anticipating thousands of pilgrims and tourists from across India to visit the temple daily.