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Jan 21: NBHC Ayodhya Ram Mandir Pran Pratistha Program

Jai Shri Ram

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, NBHC has organized a special bhajan, chanting, puja, aarti and dinner on Sunday January 21, 2024 at the Śrī Shakti Temple. At the special request of some community members, NBHC has also organized a late night viewing / live streaming of the temple inauguration to coincide with the timing of the pran pratistha ceremony in Ayodhya.

Scroll for Program Schedule.


6:00 to 7:00 PM - Bhajan and Chanting

7:00 to 7:45 PM - Rama Ashtothram and Aarti

8:00 to 8:45 PM - Prasad / Dinner

9:00 to 10:30 PM - Hanuman Chalisa (x 11) and other Rama stotras / bhajans

10:30 PM to 12:00 AM - Live Telecast of the Pran Pratistha / Inauguration


The pran pratishta ceremony refers to the consecration or installation of the life force, often believed to be the divine presence or deity, into an idol or deity image in a temple. This particular pran pratishta in Ayodhya is of historic significance as this is the birth place of Shri Rama. After half a millenium, a properly consecrated temple with His divinity re-invoked will now be present for all to worship. Shri Rama will be in his "lalla" form, or that of a young boy.

During Pran Pratishta, elaborate rituals are performed by priests to invite and establish the divine energy within the idol, making it a sacred and revered object of worship.

The process involves chanting of mantras, performing specific rituals, and invoking the presence of the deity. Once Pran Pratishta is completed, the deity is considered to reside in the idol, and the temple becomes a place where devotees can connect with and worship the divine.

To stay updated on all activity involving the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, follow the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra on Twitter, the trust constituted to look after construction and management of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at the Śrī Shakti Temple.

Jai Shri Ram

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