15 Jan 2024

Indore to Illuminate with 1.11 Crore Earthen Lamps in Anticipation of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir Consecration

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Update: In preparation for the consecration of the newly constructed temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya on January 22, the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore, is set to witness the lighting of 1.11 crore earthen lamps. State Urban Development Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya shared this information following a meeting with city dignitaries regarding the arrangements for the Ram Temple Pran-Pratishtha Utsav.

Illuminating Celebration with 1.11 Crore Diyas

Kailash Vijayvargiya informed reporters that, as part of the festivities surrounding the consecration of the Ram Temple, residents of Indore will collectively light 1.11 crore earthen lamps in their homes on January 22. People from various segments of society, including public representatives, are expected to participate in this grand celebration.

He revealed plans to attempt a Guinness World Records entry by organizing a painting competition involving at least 31,000 school students in the city as part of the Ram Mandir Pran-Pratishtha Utsav. The theme of the competition will center around Lord Ram and the newly constructed temple in Ayodhya.

Bhopal Sends Special Flowers for Temple Decoration

In addition to the lighting spectacle, special varieties of flowers are being dispatched from Bhopal to adorn the temple premises. The expansive Ram temple in Ayodhya, boasting 44 distinct entrances, covers 70 acres and spans three floors, each with a height of 20 feet. Devotees will ascend 32 steps to reach the temple, and approximately 70 percent of the temple complex will be enveloped by lush greenery.

Ministers participate in the cleaning of premises of various temples

Meanwhile, members of the state cabinet participated in the cleaning of premises of various temples in Bhopal and other cities.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Smt. Krishna Gaur swept the Shiv Shakti Temple, Panchavati Market, Govindpura on Sunday. On the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, as part of the cleanliness campaign in the temple premises, Mrs. Gaur reached the temple to clean it.

Panchayat and Rural Development, Labor Minister Prahlad Singh Patel today swept and mopped the Khatu Shyam Mandir complex in Vidisha. Minister Patel said that on the call of Prime Minister, a nationwide campaign is being run to ensure cleanliness at every religious place in the country before the consecration of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya on 22nd January. 

Minister of New and Renewable Energy Shri Rakesh Shukla started the cleanliness campaign in the Katyayani temple near the MLA rest house.

Food Civil Supplies Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput, who reached the ancient Bhuteshwar temple of Sagar, reached the temple, offered prayers and gave the message of cleanliness by sweeping and cleaning the premises.

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