Indian Diaspora worldwide celebrate inauguration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Indian Diaspora celebrating Ram Mandir Consecration Ceremony
Indian Diaspora celebrating Ram Mandir Consecration Ceremony

The Indian diaspora worldwide is enthusiastically celebrating the consecration ceremony or "Pran Pratishtha" of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which will take place on January 22. 

From USA to UK, and Australia, Indian Diaspora worldwide is celebrating for this occasion.

 Courtesy: India Today

Indian Diaspora in many cities in USA took out rally yatras. Hindus of Greater Houston, a community group, organized a “Tesla” light show and fireworks to commemorate the event. 

  Courtesy: Wion News

Various programs, including Ram Jap, Akhand Ramayan and Ram Lila are being organized by the people in their houses and also by temples and other organizations. Ram Lila, which is organized around Diwali in Dallas, is being organized ahead of the consecration ceremony. Besides Dallas, other associations or households in other big cities in USA such as New York, Los Angeles are holding such programs.

In Times Square, NYC, the Indian Diaspora illuminated the iconic spot with energy and enthusiasm. A giant photo of Lord Ram was displayed on the billboard.

Indian Diaspora Times Square          Image: Indian Consulate, New York

In Mexico, the city of Querétaro got the first Lord Ram temple. Querétaro is also the home to first Lord Hanuman temple in Mexico. The "Pran Pratishtha" ceremony was performed by an American priest with Mexican hosts and idols brought from India.

Indian Diaspora in Mexico            Image: Indian Consulate, Mexico

In Sydney, Australia, Ram Mandir's grand opening was akin to Diwali, exhibiting the joy of the global Indian community. Just a day away from the grand 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Indian community in Sydney celebrated the occasion by organizing a car rally on Saturday.

Car Ralley in Sydney 
Image: Car Rally in Sydney, Australia

 In New Zealand, minister for ethnic communities, Melissa Lee extended congratulations to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Diaspora for the consecration of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. Indian Diaspora congregated in Eden Park, Auckland, NZ in large numbers to welcome Lord Rama. 

Image: Indian Diaspora congregate at Eden Park, New Zealand

 In Taiwan, ISKCON Taiwan and the Indian diaspora in Taiwan organized ‘Bhajan-Kirtan’ In Taiwan on the eve of ‘Pran Pratishtha’ eve. 

Jay Dayal, owner of a steel company in Fiji spoke to NDTV and talked about how Indian Diaspora is celebrating the event in the country. According to Mr. Dayal, 40% of Fiji population is of Indian origin, and a lot of people in the community will be celebrating the moment.

  Courtesy: NDTV News

 The Mauritius government has approved a request by several Hindu socio-cultural and socio-religious organizations to grant a two-hour break on January 22 to allow devotees to participate in prayers and ritualistic ceremonies that are being held in temples across the country, in addition to the various cultural and religious programs. The Hindu Council of Mauritius has organized a cultural program to mark the consecration in Vacoas-Phoenix town, where Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will be the chief guest.

The Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was designed and built by Larsen and Toubro (L&T), with Chief Architects being Chandrakant Sompura, Nikhil Sompura and Ashish Sompura. The Sompura family are known for crafting more than 100 temples worldwide, including the revered Somnath temple. Sculptors for the Ram mandir are Arun Yogiraaj, Ganesh Bhatt and Satyanarayan Pandey. 

There is no steel or iron used in constructing the temple. The temple has been completely built using stones.

Spread across three floors, covering 2.7 acres, the ground floor depicts Lord Ram's life, while the first floor will immerse visitors in the grandeur of Lord Ram’s Darbaar, crafted with Bansi Paharpur, a pink sandstone from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur. This temple spans 360 ft in length, 235 ft in width, and reaches a height of 161 ft, including the peak. With three floors and 12 gates, it stands as a majestic testament to architectural grandeur.

As a gesture of international spiritual camaraderie, soil from Thailand has been sent for the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla on January 22, 2024, which reinforces the universal resonance of Lord Ram’s legacy beyond geographical boundaries.



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