365Telugu.com Online News, January 21, 2024 : Only one day left for Sri Ram’s coronation festival. Special pujas are already being done in the Ram temple. In this order, Ram’s idol will be anointed with 114 pots of water today.
Puja will also be performed at Ramlala Mandapam today. Sri Rama Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust tweeted, ‘Yesterday, daily pujas to the enshrined deities, havana, parayana etc., morning Madhvadhivas, bathing of the idol with various medicated waters in 114 kalas, Mahapuja, Utsavam, Parikrama in Prasadam. Vigraha, Shayyadhivas, Tatlanyas, Mahanyalu Adinyas, Shantik-Pushtikaharam – Aghor Homam, Vyahati Homam, Night Vigil, Evening Puja, Aarti.
Lord Rama was worshiped with sugar and fruits on Saturday.
On Saturday, the fifth day as part of the Vedic rituals before Rama’s consecration, daily prayers with sugar and fruits and havan were held at the Ram Mandir. Sri Rama Janmabhoomi Teerthu posted on Twitter, “On 20th January 2024, daily pooja, havanam etc. were performed. Besides this, pooja with sugar and fruits was also performed.
81 Kalashas were installed in the temple premises and worshiped. Evening aarti was also performed.” Meanwhile, on Saturday, two days ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony on January 22, posters depicting the child form of Lord Rama were put up at the entrance of the Ayodhya temple.
The idol was placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on Friday. Ayodhya is buzzing with devotees, arrangements have been made for the ‘Prana Pratishtha’, grand opening of the temple on Monday. An idol of Sri Rama Lalla made by renowned Mysore sculptor Arun Yogiraj was installed in the temple sanctum sanctorum early on Friday morning.
The first image of the masked idol was revealed at the installation ceremony of Balarama at the sanctum sanctorum on Thursday. Acharya Satyendra Das, head priest of Sri Ramajanmabhoomi temple, told reporters on Friday.. ‘God’s eyes are hidden behind the cloth. Because they cannot be revealed before the ‘Prana Pratishtha’ ceremony.”
Several pictures of the idol with its eyes open have gone viral on social media platforms. However, stating that the viral images are not the real idol, Acharya Satyendra Das said, ‘According to our beliefs, the eyes of the idol cannot be exposed before the completion of ‘Pran Pratishtha’. “The pictures showing the eyes are not the real idol, and if the viral idol is real, there should be an inquiry into who leaked the pictures showing the eyes,” he said.