Embarking upon the cosmic odyssey of the Ram Temple consecration in Ayodhya, a celestial ballet unfolds from January 16 to January 22, a kaleidoscope of rituals and events that transcend the mundane into the sacrosanct.
In the cosmic dance of time, the culmination awaits on January 22, where the infant manifestation of Lord Ram shall be anointed at the hallowed Ram Temple. The cosmic script hints at the august presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a celestial gathering graced by the likes of cricketers, celebrities, industrialists, and saints from the global diaspora.
The rhythmic cadence of the consecration revelry commences its celestial symphony on January 16, a seven-day sojourn navigating the ethereal realms. As the cosmic chronicles inscribed by the Temple trust unfold, a seven-day liturgy of rituals beckons.
January 16: The tapestry of atonement unfurls, the Temple trust-appointed host orchestrating the ‘Dashvidh’ bath at the mystical banks of river Saryu. In this cosmic choreography, the ceremonies intertwine in the veneration of Vishnu and Godan, weaving a tapestry that transcends the terrestrial.
January 17: The grandiloquent idol of the infant Lord Ram embarks on a celestial journey, cradled in Mangal Kalash, carried by fervent followers baptized in the waters of Saryu. The cosmic narrative enshrines this day with the sanctity of divine presence.
January 18: The cosmic pantheon resonates with the resonance of rituals — Ganesh Ambika Puja, Varun Puja, Matrika Puja, and the enigmatic Brahim Vranam. The cosmic ballet unfolds with celestial steps, each ritual a cosmic pirouette in the consecration saga.
January 19: The cosmic pyre ignites, Agni Sthapana, Navagraha Sthapana, and the hymns of Havan reverberate through the ethereal realms. The cosmic fabric intertwines with these sacred threads, weaving a celestial tapestry.
January 20: The sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Temple bathes in the purifying waters of Saryu, anointed in the ritual of Vaastu Shanti and Annadhivas. The cosmic architecture unfolds, sanctifying the temple with the divine touch of celestial waters.
January 21: The sacred vessels, 125 in number, enshrine the divine bath of Ram Lalla’s deity. The cosmic narrative crescendos with the ritual of Shayadhivas, anointing the sacred presence with divine benedictions.
January 22: As the cosmic dawn breaks, the deity of Ram Lalla bathes in the morning’s sacred radiance, consecrated under the aegis of Mrigashira Nakshatra at the celestial noon.
In the cosmic tableau, the luminaries of earthly realms receive celestial invitations. Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh — each beckoned to partake in the cosmic communion on the 22nd of January. The cosmic stage is set, the rituals unfold, and the terrestrial and celestial realms entwine in a mystic dance of consecration.
In the intricate tapestry of the Prana Pratistha ceremony, the Adhivas Protocols and Acharyas unfurl a mosaic of traditions, a dance between the esoteric and the practiced. Seven Adhivasas traditionally mark this ceremonial rite, yet the pragmatic dance of custom limits it to a trifecta. A mesmerizing symphony orchestrated by the nimble hands of 121 Acharyas, navigating the labyrinth of rituals with a finesse that transcends the mundane.
At the helm of this enigmatic spectacle stands Shri Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid Ji, a maestro overseeing, coordinating, anchoring, and directing the cadence of the Anushthan. A symphonic conductor of the divine, with the principal Acharya, the venerable Shri Luckshmikant Dixit of Kashi, wielding the baton that steers the ceremonial ship through the ethereal currents.
In the constellation of attendees, the Prana Pratishtha basks in the luminosity cast by Distinguished Guests. Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the sagacious Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagwat, the gubernatorial grace of Anandiben Patel, and the resolute leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath form the celestial alignment presiding over this arcane communion.
A kaleidoscopic panorama unfolds as diverse representation converges on the hallowed grounds of the Bhavya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir. Acharyas spanning the variegated spectrum of Bharatiya spiritualism, an assemblage of Sants from over 150 traditions, the august presence of Mahamandaleshwars, Mandaleshwars, Shrimahants, Mahants, Nagas, and the venerable figures from more than 50 tribal traditions – Adivasi, Girivasi, Tatavasi, Dwipavasi. An unprecedented amalgamation, a mosaic of religiosity, tradition, and spiritualism converging in harmonious discord.
In a historical turn, the hills, forests, coastal belts, islands, et al., resonate with the beats of tribal representation, an inaugural moment in the recent annals of Bharat’s history. The tribal traditions, long relegated to the fringes, now step into the spotlight, weaving their unique narrative into the grand tapestry of the Prana Pratistha.
The inclusive traditions sprawl like a sprawling banyan tree, encompassing Shaiva, Vaishnav, Shaakta, Ganapatya, Patya, Sikh, Bauddha, Jain, Dashnam, Shankar, Ramanand, Ramanuj, Nimbarka, Madhva, Vishnu Nami, Ramsanehi, Ghisapanth, Garibdasi, Gaudiya, Kabirpanthi, Valmiki, Shankardev (Assam), Madhav Dev, ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission, Chinmaya Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Gayatri Parivar, Anukul Chandra, Thakur Parampara, Mahima Samaj of Odisha, Akali, Nirankari, Namdhari from Punjab, Radhasoami, and Swaminarayan, Varkari, Veer Shaiva, and many more. A labyrinth of faiths and philosophies intertwining, a testament to the inclusivity etched in the sacred contours of the Bhavya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir.