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Ram Mandir Consecration: The Auspicious Timing Of Pran Pratistha Is All Set For 12:30 pm

The life consecration, known as Pran Pratishtha, is slated to occur on Paush Shukla Kurm Dwadashi, Vikram Samvat 2080, falling on Monday, January 22, 2024.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jan 18, 2024 08:23 IST
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Ram Mandir Consecration
Ram Mandir Consecration

Ram Mandir: In a significant development for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the auspicious timing for the consecration ceremony of Ramlala has been officially determined. The sacred Abhijeet Muhurta for Pran Pratistha is established at precisely 84 seconds. The life consecration, known as Pran Pratishtha, is slated to occur on Paush Shukla Kurm Dwadashi, Vikram Samvat 2080, falling on Monday, January 22, 2024. The auspicious window for the ceremony is set between 12:20 pm to 1 pm.

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Ram Mandir – Auspicious Timing Of Pran Pratistha

However, as per the guidance of the revered priests overseeing the proceedings, the Pran Pratishtha of Ramlala will specifically take place within the sanctum of the Ram temple at the exact moment of 12:30 pm on January 22.

Evening of January 18: A Day of Pious Observances

As the third day unfolds in the grand ritual of Ramlala’s life consecration, the Ram temple is set to witness a series of sacred ceremonies. Scheduled for the evening of January 18, devotees will partake in pilgrimage puja, engage in a water journey, participate in Jaladhivas, and experience Gandhadhivas. The pivotal Pran Pratistha resolution is expected to be undertaken around 1:30 pm, marking a significant moment in the consecration process.

Elaborate Rituals Mark the Occasion

Following the Pran Pratistha resolution, a sequence of elaborate rituals will ensue, including Ganeshambika pujan, Varun pujan, Chaturvedokta Punyahvachan, Matrikapuvjan, Vasordhara pujan (Septa Ghrit Matrika pujan), Ayushya Mantra chanting, Nandishradha, Acharya Dichiritvigvarana, Madhupark pujan, Mandap Pravesh, Prithvi-Kurma-Anant-Varaah-Yajnabhoomi-pujan, Digrarakshan, Panchgavya-Prokshan, Mandapang Vaastu pujan, Vaastu Sacrifice, Mandap Sutravesthan, milk stream, water stream, Shodashastambh Puja, and more. Mandappuja, including Toran, gate, flag, weapons, Dikpal, Dwarpaladipuja, will be conducted, followed by the water residence of the idol, Gandhadivas, evening worship, and aarti.

Ram Mandir – Ramlala’s Temple Entry on the Second Day

On January 17, the second day of the consecration rituals, Ramlala made a ceremonial entry into the Ram temple. The revered idol was carefully transported from its former abode to the newly consecrated sanctuary. The procession included a Kalash puja performed on the banks of the Saryu river, featuring a Kalash Yatra by nine women. The sanctum sanctorum was then purified with the sacred water of the Saryu river. In the evening, Ramlala was brought to his new dwelling in a palanquin, circumnavigating the entire Ram temple before being adorned on the sanctum sanctorum’s throne. During this procession, Ramlala’s brother accompanied him, and the recitation of Anand Ramayana commenced in the pavilion, marking the continuation of the sacred festivities.

First published on: Jan 18, 2024 07:43 AM IST

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