Ram Mandir Consecration: PM Modi seeks apology for likely shortcomings in efforts

Ram Mandir Consecration: PM Modi seeks apology for likely shortcomings in efforts


In a significant ceremony on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the pran pratishtha ceremony of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, expressing remorse for the prolonged delay in the construction of the grand Ram Janmabhoomi Temple. Apologizing to Lord Ram, PM Modi suggested that the previous efforts might not have met the necessary standards, resulting in the centuries-long delay, which has now been successfully concluded.

Addressing a gathering of dignitaries and VVIPs at the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple premises, the Prime Minister stated, “Today, I also apologize to Lord Shri Ram. There must be something lacking in our effort, sacrifice, and penance that we could not accomplish this work for so many centuries. Today, the work has been completed, and I believe that Lord Shri Ram will definitely forgive us.”


PM Modi expressed his satisfaction that Ram Lalla would no longer reside in a tent but in the newly completed grand temple. He emphasized the significance of the day, stating, “The sunrise of January 22 has brought a wonderful glow. January 22, 2024, is not merely a date on the calendar; it marks the origin of a new time cycle.”

The pran pratishtha ceremony was attended by prominent figures, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, and Chairman of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das.

During the auspicious 84 seconds of the 48-minute ‘Abhijeet muhurat’ from 12:29:03 pm to 12:30:35 pm, PM Modi symbolically opened the eyes of the idol of Lord Ram Lalla, marking the completion of the week-long consecration ceremony that commenced on January 16.

The 51-inch idol, sculpted by Karnataka’s Arun Yogiraj, portraying Ram Lalla as a five-year-old, was chosen over two other options for capturing innocence, divinity, and royalty at its finest.

Constructed in the traditional Nagara style, the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir spans 380 feet in length (east-west), 250 feet in width, and 161 feet in height. The three-storied temple, supported by 392 pillars and 44 doors, features intricately sculpted depictions of Hindu deities, gods, and goddesses on its pillars and walls.