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PM Modi Consecrated Ram Lalla’s Idol in Ayodhya

Utkarsh Classes 22-01-2024
PM Modi Consecrated  Ram Lalla’s Idol in Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh 5 min read

After the rituals that started on 16th January in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Lord Ramlala was consecrated in the Ram temple on 22nd January 2024. On this occasion, six guests including PM Modi, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were present. PM Modi led the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals and completed them as per the rules and regulations.

Prime Minister Modi's program in Ayodhya:

  • The new 51-inch idol of Lord Ram was placed in the Ram temple last week. After consecration, the veil was removed from Ramlala's eyes.
  • PM Modi had the darshan of Lord Ram in his child form. After the consecration PM broke his 11-day special fast ritual.
  • Swami Govind Giri Ji Maharaj of Nirmohi Akhara gave water to PM Modi. Modi then went to Kuber Tila an ancient Shiva Temple, where the Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva was performed by him. During this, he met the laborers involved in the construction of the temple and showered flowers on them. 
  • The statue of Jatayu was later unveiled here.

Construction of Ramlala idol:

Three idols of Lord Rama were built for Ayodhya Ram Temple, of which the one created by Mysore-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj has been selected for 'Pran Pratishtha'.

500 year-Timeline of Ayodhya Ram Temple: From 1528 to 2024

  • 1528: Mughal emperor Babar's commander Mir Baqi destroyed the Ram temple of Ayodhya and built the Babri Masjid on the same structure.
  • 1885: Mahant Raghubir Das filed a petition in the Faizabad district court seeking permission to build a chhatri outside the disputed structure. The court rejected the petition.
  • 1949: Statues of Ram Lalla were placed under the central dome outside the disputed structure.
  • February 1, 1986: Local court orders the government to open the site to Hindu worshippers.
  • August 14, 1989: Allahabad High Court orders maintenance of status quo with respect to the disputed structure.
  • December 6, 1992: The 16th-century Babri Masjid, which Hindus believe was built on the site of Lord Ram's birthplace. 'Kar Sevaks' demolished it.
  • April 3, 1993: The 'Acquisition of Certain Area in Ayodhya Act' was passed by the Center to acquire land in the disputed area.
  • April 2002: Allahabad High Court begins hearing to determine who owns the disputed site.
  • September 30, 2010: The High Court, by a 2:1 majority, ruled that the disputed area be divided three-way between Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
  • May 9, 2011: Supreme Court stays High Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute.
  • January 2019: The Supreme Court constituted a five-judge Constitution bench to hear the case.
  • August 6, 2019: Supreme Court begins daily hearing on land dispute.
  • October 16, 2019: Supreme Court completes hearing; Preserves orders.
  • November 9, 2019: In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court awarded the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya to Ram Lalla. The possession of the land will remain with the receiver of the central government.
  • The top court also directed the Center and the UP government to allot 5 acres of land at a prominent location to Muslims to build a mosque.
  • February 5, 2020: PM Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha the formation of a trust for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
  • August 5, 2020: PM Modi laid the foundation of Ram Mandir.
  • Ramlala was consecrated in the temple on January 22, 2024.

FAQ

Answer:- Mirbaki, commander of Mughal emperor Babar.

Answer:- 1528

Answer:- Five acres

Answer:- Mysore based sculptor Arun Yogiraj
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