16 Apr 2024

Ayodhya Temple Prepares for Majestic Ram Navami Celebrations; Ram Lalla to Receive 56 Varieties of Bhog Prasad

As Ayodhya readies itself for the grand festivities of Ram Navami, marking the first significant religious event since the consecration of Ram Lalla in January, a sumptuous array of 56 delicacies will be presented to the deity on the concluding day of Chaitra Navratri this Wednesday. Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple, said that the trust is orchestrating all arrangements for the celebration with fervor.

"The trust is overseeing all arrangements, including the adornments. Ram Navami will be observed with utmost enthusiasm," he said.

This celebration holds particular significance as it unfolds for the first time after the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony, according to the chief priest.

Surya Abhishek Ceremony for Ram Lalla

Furthermore, a Surya Abhishek ritual for Lord Ram will be conducted for five minutes at 12:16 pm. Nripendra Mishra, the chairman of Ram Mandir Nirman Samiti, elucidated, "During Ram Navami, sunlight will grace Lord Ram Lalla's forehead for approximately 5 minutes at 12:16 pm, necessitating meticulous technical arrangements. Scientists are diligently working to present this moment with utmost splendor."

Chappan Bhog Offering for Ram Lalla

Ram Navami, commemorating the birth of Lord Ram Lalla, will witness diverse offerings made to the deity at noon. Devotees have contributed 56 varieties of Bhog Prasad, to be consecrated and offered to the Lord on Wednesday.

Special Arrangements for Ram Navami

Anticipating the influx of devotees during the festival, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra has implemented special arrangements for their convenience. Commencing from the Brahma Muhurta at 3:30 am, devotees will be facilitated with orderly queues on the day of Ram Navami.

Duration of 'Darshan' extended to 19 hours

The duration of 'Darshan' has been extended to 19 hours, commencing from the Mangala Aarti until 11:00 pm, with only brief closures during the four Bhog offerings. The festivities will be broadcasted on approximately a hundred large LED screens across Ayodhya, in addition to live streams on the Trust's social media platforms, as stated in an official announcement by the trust.

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