Ayodhya Ram Temple Kumbabhishekam is supposed to take place at Ayodhya on 22nd January 2024. On account of this, now itself grand celebration takes place in this temple to gratify our great Lord Ram.
Ram Janmabhoomi is the Holy place, which is believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. As per the great epic Ramayana, Rama’s birthplace is located on the banks of the Holy Sarayu River in the city of Ayodhya.
The construction of the temple is mostly completed, though yet, some amount of construction work is pending as of now, with the consecration ceremony expected to take place on January 22, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend this mega divine ceremony, and the temple trust plans to invite few thousands of people, which includes, holy people like saints and pontiffs, to the ceremony.
The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust cordially invite out honourable PM Modi for the consecration ceremony during which the idol of Ram Bhagavan will be installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. The Ram temple in Ayodhya is supposedly kept open for the devotees after the consecration of Ram idol.
Construction of Rama Temple at his birth place is a good task, since by doing that, the Ram devotees, wishes are getting fulfilled and they can get the darshan of their beloved god Rama.
The Ram Temple interior would be cleaned, and the wonderful event could also be seen through social medias. On January 22nd Ayodhya Ram Temple Kumbabhishekhem program is expected to take place between 12 noon to 2.30 pm in the temple where in which, all of the devotees would be having the facility to joyfully watch it through video.
After the consecration, the temple will be kept open for devotees to perform “aarti”. The sacred idol of Lord Ram will be seated in the temple on 22nd January 2024, between 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm, which coincides with the Mrigasira Nakshatra. Eminent and efficient Vedic scholars of Kashi will perform the consecration ceremony.
Bhagavan Ram Aarti is scheduled three times a day. Devotees can participate in the aarti at 6:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 pm, and a valid pass made by the Trust is required and we must provide an ID proof also!
Mobiles and outside food are not allowed inside the temple. Those attending the ceremony on January 22 need to rush to the venue before 11.00 am itself, and there is no strict dress code imposed by the Ayodhya Ram Temple Trust.
The temple complex provides lot of facilities, for the benefit of the disabled and elderly, and nearly about 25,000 visitors could be able to accommodate inside the temple, to watch the magnificent glorious grand consecration ceremony event!
The entrance has 32 stairs through the Singh Gate, leading to the sanctum sanctorum where Ram darshan can be seen from a distance of 30 feet.
The statue will be placed along his three brothers in the sanctum sanctorum of the grand temple.
Apart from the main shrine of Lord Rama, the temple contains few more deities such as Lord Surya, Goddess Bhagwati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shankar, Mata Annapurna, Pawan Putra Hanuman, Mata Shabari, Maharishi Vishwamitra, Maharishi August, Maharishi Valmiki, and Nishad Raj are there for devotees.
Kumbabhishekam also known as Consecration ceremony, is a famous ritual held in the temples, once in 12 years, in order to add more spiritual powers to the deities present in the temple and it is also performed in order to honour, and to pay our great respects to the almighty. During the time of Kumbabhishekam, Holy Water would be fetched from the sacred rivers, and the deities present inside the temple, as well as the Gopura Kalasam would be bathed with the Holy water, since it is believed that the powers of the deities present even at the top of the Temple Gopuram. Apart from the temples of the deities, Kumbabhishekam is also performed in the temples of Sri Shridi Sai Baba, and Guru Raghavendra Swamy.
During the time of Kumbabhishekam, various divine mantras would be chanted, in order to please the deities. After the performance of Kumbabhishekam, temple Prasad would be distributed and free food also would be offered to all the devotees in a pleasing manner.
This sacred ceremony would be performed on an auspicious day, and during that time all the devotees would be invited by circulating notices, in order to be present and attend the holy event on the day of Kumbabhishekam. This ceremony is being performed in order to give a new life to the deities present in the temples. Kumbhabhishekham is grandly celebrated as an important festival in India, and after the performance of Kumbhabishekham, the deities would get more powers, and they would shower their divine blessings on all the devotees.
– R. HARISHANKAR