The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Trust extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the unveiling of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, scheduled for January 22, 2024.
During a meeting with the Prime Minister, the General Secretary of the Sri Ram Janmbhoomi Trust, Champat Rai, officially confirmed the date of January 22, 2024, for the installation of the idol of Lord Ram in the Garbhagriha of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
"Jai Siya Ram! Today is a day full of emotions. Recently, the officials of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust had come to meet me at my residence. He has invited me to come to Ayodhya on the occasion of the consecration of Shri Ram Temple. I feel very blessed. It is my good fortune that in my lifetime, I will witness this historic occasion," PM Modi wrote on X.
In addition to his X post, the Prime Minister also shared a photograph of the trust's members overseeing the temple's construction at the site revered as the birthplace of Lord Ram. They extended a formal invitation to him.
The invitation to PM Modi was issued one day after the announcement by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, confirming the installation of Lord Ram's idol at the Ayodhya temple on January 22. He also urged people to arrange events at temples throughout the country to commemorate this significant occasion.
In June, Nripendra Mishra, the chairman of the temple construction committee, had announced that the consecration of the Ram Lalla idol would entail a 10-day ritual commencing on January 14.
The groundwork for the three-story Ram temple has already been finished, and the Trust has now made the decision to initiate the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla on Makar Sankranti, which falls on January 14.