Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha : star Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has been extended a special invitation to attend the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22
Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha : Chennai 19 jan 2024 (CITY TIMES). In a momentous development, star Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has been extended a special invitation to attend the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. The 37-year-old spinner joins the esteemed company of cricket legends Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar, who have also been invited to grace the grand occasion.
Heartfelt Invitation from BJP Leaders
Expressing their excitement, BJP Tamil Nadu State Vice President Venkatraman C announced the invitation to Ashwin, sharing, “Excited to stand alongside BJP State Secretary Shri. @suryahsg in presenting a heartfelt invitation and Akshathai to the esteemed cricketer Shri. @ashwinravi99 for the Ayodhya Ramar Temple #PranaPratishta.” This gesture reflects the inclusive spirit of the ceremony, bringing together sports and politics in a harmonious celebration.
Bollywood Stars and Notable Personalities on the Guest List
Apart from cricket luminaries, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony has garnered attention from Bollywood stars, including Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Tiger Shroff, Jackie Shroff, Hariharan, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Randeep Hooda. The diverse guest list adds a touch of glamour and cultural richness to the upcoming event.
Unity in Diversity
The presence of both cricketing and cinematic icons underscores the unity in diversity as they converge to witness and participate in the sacred rituals at the Ram Temple. This confluence of icons from different spheres symbolizes the collective reverence for the spiritual significance of the ceremony.
Vedic Rituals Commence
A week prior to the main ceremony, the Vedic rituals for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla commenced in Ayodhya. The General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai, shared insights into the preparations and the timeline of events leading up to the grand occasion.
Public Darshan and Traditional Offerings
Champat Rai stated that the Ram Temple would open for public ‘darshan’ from January 23, marking a moment of joy for devotees. He added, “The ‘Pran Prathishtha’ is expected to conclude by 1 pm. PM Modi and others present on the occasion will express their thoughts after the ceremony.” The mention of traditional offerings from Nepal’s Janakpur adds a cross-cultural dimension to the preparations.
Prime Minister Modi’s Devotion to Special Rituals
In a significant revelation, it has been disclosed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on an 11-day special ritual in preparation for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ramlala at the Ayodhya temple. This showcases the Prime Minister’s deep commitment to the spiritual significance of the event.
Tradition and Rituals in Full Swing
As the rituals unfold, the Prime Minister’s adherence to traditions is evident. The mention of gifts in 1000 baskets from Nepal’s Janakpur and the closure of darshan to the public on January 20 and 21 adds an air of anticipation and exclusivity to the upcoming ceremony.
A Tapestry of Reverence and Unity
The convergence of cricketing legends, Bollywood stars, and political figures for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya paints a tapestry of reverence and unity. As the nation eagerly awaits the auspicious event, the inclusive guest list and meticulous preparations reflect the deep-rooted cultural and spiritual significance attached to this historic occasion. The upcoming ceremony promises to be a celebration that transcends boundaries, bringing together icons from various walks of life in a shared expression of devotion.