On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he would start an 11-day “anushthan” (ritual) that would last from today until January 22, which is the day of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony for the new idol of Ram Lalla in the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
On January 22, the sanctum sanctorum of the future Ram Temple in Ayodhya will host the Pran Pratishtha ceremony for the new idol of Ram Lalla. It is scheduled for PM Modi to conduct the ceremony.
Despite his busy schedule and obligations, Prime Minister Modi declared that he has decided to strictly adhere to all the customs. He has therefore started an 11-day anushthan.
PM Modi went on to say that he feels privileged to be present at the event.
This is a sensation I have never experienced before in my life. I am experiencing a different kind of devotion. This emotional voyage, or bhav yatra, is not so much an expression as a realization for me. Its depth, prevalence, and intensity are beyond words for me to describe. You are capable of comprehending my predicament. The PM continued, “I have the chance to realize the dream that many generations have lived.”
The scriptures describe the consecration of a deity’s idol as a thorough and involved procedure that requires observance of rules several days before the consecration. One way to describe Dev Pratishtha is as the ceremony of imbuing an earthly idol with divine consciousness. The scriptures have prescribed guidelines for fasting before the ritual.
“It is my good fortune that I am starting my 11-day ritual from Nashik Dham-Panchavati,” stated the prime minister. The holy place of Panchavati is where Lord Ram spent a great deal of time. Our scriptures also state that to worship God and perform Yagya, we must awaken divine consciousness within ourselves. The scriptures have prescribed fasts and stringent guidelines for this, which must be adhered to before consecration.
As a result, I am beginning a unique ritual that will last for 11 days starting today, based on the advice I have received from some ascetic souls, notable spiritual travelers, and the Yama-Niyams they have recommended.
At the feet of God, I offer prayers on this holy occasion. I ask the people, who embody God, to bless me while I reflect on the virtues of the sages and ascetics. so that my thoughts, words, and deeds are complete,” he stated.