In a spectacle of grandeur and devotion, the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony unfolded in Ayodhya, captivating the hearts of over 7,000 attendees from various walks of life. Celebrities, sports personalities, politicians, and musicians gathered at the sacred grounds of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple for the momentous occasion.
Under the vigilant eyes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Pran Pratishtha ceremony unfolded during the auspicious time of 12:20 pm to 1 pm on a Monday. The air was filled with spiritual fervor as the consecration ceremony marked a significant milestone in the cultural and religious history of the region.
As part of the divine celebration, prasad boxes were distributed to all attendees, adding a touch of sanctity to the event. According to a report by Times of India, these prasad boxes held seven items, each carefully chosen to symbolize the auspiciousness of the occasion. Among the offerings were the traditional laddoos, a symbol of sweetness and divine blessings, and a diya, representing the eternal light of spirituality.
Contents of the Prasad Box:
- Gur Revdi
- Two Ghee Mawa Laddoos
- Ramdana Chikki
- Akshat and Roli
- Tulsi Dal
- Ram Diya
- Cardamom seeds
The guests were not only treated to the spiritual offerings but also indulged in Mahaprasad, a ‘Satvik’ meal prepared in desi ghee. The prasad was meticulously crafted by Bharti Garvi Gujarat and Sant Seva Sansthan from Gujarat, guided by the auspices of the Temple Trust.
Remarkably, the Temple Trust’s commitment to the event extended to ordering 15,000 prasad boxes from Lucknow’s renowned sweet shop, Chappan Bhog. In a gesture of generosity, the brand reportedly declined any payment for this sacred offering.
The guest list boasted a constellation of stars, with Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt gracing the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya. Business magnates Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani were also present, underscoring the significance of the event beyond its religious dimensions.
In this harmonious blend of spirituality, tradition, and opulence, the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony stands as a testament to the rich cultural tapestry that Ayodhya embodies. As the sacred chants echoed and the divine aroma of prasad filled the air, the event carved its place in history, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who witnessed this divine affair.