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Spectacular occasion held in Houston to mark consecration of Ram temple in Ayodhya

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A view of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, the place greenery work is underway, in Ayodhya.
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Around 400 individuals from all walks of life participated in an occasion organised by the Shri Sita Ram Foundation (SSRF), a non-profit organisation, right here as a part of celebrations to mark the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The celebrations on Saturday, January 27,2024, started with the non secular and soulful songs, adopted by conventional Sundarkand recital, Ram Leela, Ram Bhajans, elaborate havan with a specifically designed Vedika, and Lord Ram’s Pattabhishek, and culminated with a procession of Lord Ram and distribution of a “specially flown-in prasad from Ayodhya”.

The complete venue was adorned with numerous Indian nationwide flags and the flags for Lord Ram, with a 4’x8′ reproduction of the Ram temple turning into a centrepiece of the occasion, capturing the hearts and a focus of devotees.

“With the grace of Lord Ram, despite challenging weather, we celebrated his return after 500 years, amidst huge gathering of devotees, priests and prominent leaders, with religious havan, cultural performances, and a captivating flower shower during the Ram Shobha procession,” stated Arun Verma, president of the Shri Sita Ram Foundation.

The basis organises annual cultural occasions within the Greater Houston space, Ram Leela Play in a outstanding theatre, annual Dussehra/Diwali pageant at Constellation Field Skeeter’s Stadium in Sugar Land and the annual Rath Yatra.

“Despite challenging weather conditions, the event successfully drew both Indian Americans, mainstream Americans and various officials, including participants and priests from all temples here,” Verma stated.

Guests included Judge Julie Mathews, Judge Surendran Pattel, Dr. Dasika from Shri Sharadamba temple, Umang Mehta from Deep Foods and monks from a number of temples.

Hava, arti and helicopter

An elaborate Havan was adopted by a spectacular Arti accompanied by a helicopter showering floral petal. The precision of the helicopter’s maneuvers added to the shock and visible delight.

“As a concluding gesture, attendees were treated to a specially flown-in prasad from Ayodhya, ensuring a memorable and spiritually fulfilling experience for all,” Varma stated.

The day-long occasion continued with an brisk parade, vividly depicting totally different phases of Lord Ram’s life. Devotees sang and danced to the glory of Shri Ram throughout the Ram Shobha procession.

The new Ram Lalla idol was consecrated on the Ayodhya temple on January 22, an occasion led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and watched by lakhs of individuals on tv at their properties and in temples throughout the nation.

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