Ayodhya Ram Mandir Inauguration: Full Schedule For Pran Pratishtha Ceremony

Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Renu Dahiya posted on Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2024

The inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir on January 22, 2024, marks a historic and honored moment for millions of Hindus globally. The chosen date holds special meaning based on astrological and numerical factors. Here, let’s explore the spiritual significance of this auspicious day in Hindu tradition, the date & timings for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, and sing our hearts out – 

Ram Ayenge, Ayenge, Ram Ayenge!

(राम आएँगे, आएँगे, राम आएँगे |)

Book your flight tickets to India today to pay a visit to Ram Mandir, all Hindu’s happy place. 

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Inauguration Schedule 

Starting on 16th January 2024, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony will run for seven days, with formal pre-Pran Pratishtha rituals taking place from January 16 to 21. The consecration of Shri Ram Lalla is set for January 22, and the entire ritual process will unfold from January 16 to 22. 

Anticipating over 8,000 guests on the consecration day, with an influx of devotees from January 23, preparations for the event are in full swing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the Ram Temple consecration ceremony on January 22, and on January 18, the idol will be placed in its designated position in the ‘Garbh Griha’ of the temple.

Full Schedule – Seven-Day Ritual

January 16th, 2024 – The appointed host by the temple trust, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, will lead the purification ceremony, incorporating the ‘Dashvidh’ bath, worship of Vishnu, and the offering of gifts to cows along the Saryu River.

January 17th, 2024 – A procession will transport the idol of Lord Ram in his child-like form (Ram Lalla) to Ayodhya. Devotees will accompany the procession, carrying Saryu water in Mangal Kalash, en route to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.

January 18th, 2024 – The formal rituals will begin, including Ganesh Ambika puja, Varun puja, Matrika puja, Brahmin Varan, and Vastu puja.

January 19th, 2024 – There will be the kindling of the sacred fire, along with the installation of ‘Navagraha’ and a ‘havan’.

January 20th, 2024 – The innermost chamber of the temple will be cleansed with the sacred waters of the Saryu, followed by Vaastu peace and Annadhivas rituals.

January 21st, 2024 – A sacred bath with 125 urns will take place, concluding with Shayadhivas, where the Ram Lalla idol will be bathed and placed at rest.

January 22nd, 2024 – A morning puja will precede the consecration of the Ram Lalla deity in the ‘Mrigashira Nakshatra’ during the afternoon Pran Pratishtha at 12:20 p.m., followed by an ‘aarti’.

Why Is January 22 Selected For The Inauguration?

Pausha Hindu Month 

The sacred Ram Mandir inauguration takes place in the Pausha Hindu month, the tenth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, renowned for its high auspiciousness in Hindu traditions. This month carries particular importance with numerous religious, cultural, and spiritual events, including the Kumbh Mela and the Mahakumbh, being organized during this period.

Makar Sankranti and Uttarayana

January 22 falls after the Makar Sankranti, a significant Hindu festival signifying the Sun’s transition into Capricorn (Makar). Uttarayana, the ensuing period, symbolizes auspiciousness, growth, and fresh starts. It is an opportune time for undertaking significant endeavors, such as the inauguration of the Ram Mandir.

Significance of Numbers

The day number, corresponding to the date, is 22. In numerology, 22 is known as the “Master Builder” or “Master Teacher,” symbolizing the power to transform dreams into reality and manifest ideas on a grand scale. Individuals linked to the number 22 are believed to possess a strong sense of purpose and the ability to bring positive change to the world. Additionally, the total sum of the date (22 + 1 + 2024) is 31, further reduced to 4 (3 + 1). Number 4 is associated with stability, practicality, and the establishment of strong foundations. It signifies hard work, diligence, and the achievement of goals through disciplined efforts.

Distinguished Guests

The event will be honored by the presence of Prime Minister Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, revered Sarsanghchalak, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, and other dignitaries. Former and current Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and more, have also received invitations.

Renowned Bollywood personalities, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Prabhas and more are expected to grace the ceremony. 

A special invitation has been extended to veteran actor Arun Govil, who portrayed the role of Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s acclaimed TV series Ramayan, for the consecration ceremony.

Gifts Arrive Ayodhya

Individuals from various states are consistently arriving with symbolic presents like water, soil, gold, silver, gems, clothing, jewelry, large bells, drums, and aromatic items.

Of particular significance are the substantial gifts, including Bhaars (gifts presented during the establishment of a daughter’s household), dispatched from Maa Janaki’s maternal residences in Janakpur, Nepal, and Sitamarhi, Bihar.

Live Telecast – Ram Mandir Opening & ‘Pran Pratishtha’ Ceremony 

The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony will be broadcast live in 4K quality on DD News and DD National channels by Doordarshan. The feed will also be shared with other news agencies. For additional broadcasters, Doordarshan will provide a YouTube link

Note – On January 23, 2024, Doordarshan will also air the live broadcast of the Aarti and the opening of Shree Ram Mandir.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the temple open for devotees?

A: The temple will be closed to the public on January 21 and 22 and will reopen for devotees on January 23.

Q: What will be the Darshan timings for devotees?

A: The temple will welcome devotees for prayers from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Q: What will be the schedule for the Aarti ceremonies at the temple?

A: Each day, three aarti ceremonies are scheduled at 6:30 AM, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 PM. Passes for the aarti rituals can be obtained online or at the temple.

  • 6:30 AM: Shringar/Jagaran Aarti
  • 12:00 PM: Bhog Aarti
  • 7:30 PM: Sandhya Aarti

That’s almost everything you need to know! 

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