Ayodhya’s grand Ram Mandir inauguration Live Blog

Asha Bajaj
6 min readJan 21, 2024
Ayodhya’s grand Ram Mandir inauguration. Photo courtesy: Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra

IBNS-CMEDIA: The countdown to the inaugural ceremony of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya has begun as countrymen wait to witness the historic consecration or ‘pran pratistha’ ritual of Ram Lalla following the end of a 70-year-long court battle. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will install the Ram Lalla idol at the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple at noon on Jan 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi headlining the event in the presence of hundreds of Hindu seers. The landmark event will be attended by 10,000 special guests including 100 international dignitaries.

LIVE Updates

Security beefed up in Ayodhya for inauguration of Ram Temple tomorrow

21 Jan 2024, 07:34 pm

The temple town of Ayodhya has been turned into a fortress as tight security arrangements have been made ahead of the consecration ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of dignitaries on Monday.

Official sources said that in order to maintain foolproof security in Ayodhya, 17 Superintendent of Police (SP) along with 44 Additional SPs and 140 Circle Officer (COs), have been deployed. Along with this 208 Inspectors, 1,196 SI, 4,300 constable and 2,100 trainee SIs have been pressed into service.

TN govt has banned watching live telecast of Ram Temple programmes: Nirmala Sitharaman

21 Jan 2024, 07:18 pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday claimed the Tamil Nadu government has banned watching Ram Temple opening prgrammes.

TN govt has banned watching live telecast of #AyodhaRamMandir programmes of 22 Jan 24. In TN there are over 200 temples for Shri Ram. In HR&CE managed temples no puja/bhajan/prasadam/annadanam in the name of Shri Ram is allowed. Police are stopping privately held temples also… pic.twitter.com/G3tNuO97xS

— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) January 21, 2024

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