Former Indian legend Mithali Raj shares her experience of being present at the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha Ceremony in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya, the sacred city etched in the heart of Indian culture and spirituality, witnessed a historic moment with the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla at Ram Janmabhoomi. Among the distinguished guests and dignitaries present, former India women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj shared her sentiments, expressing joy at being part of the long-awaited celebration. As the ceremony unfolded, Mithali’s presence added a touch of diversity to the gathering, emphasizing the unity in the shared cultural and religious fabric that Ayodhya symbolizes.
In a statement to ANI, Mithali Raj encapsulated the collective sentiment, stating, “We all wanted this for a very long time.” Her words echo the anticipation that has built up over the years for this significant occasion in Ayodhya. The Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony, marking the consecration of Ram Lalla, holds deep-rooted meaning for millions.
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She further goes on to describe the surreal festive atmosphere surrounding the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, uniting people from diverse backgrounds in a joyous commemoration of cultural and religious heritage. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saints, and a host of distinguished guests. Notably, sports personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Anil Kumble, and Venkatesh Prasad added a touch of star power to the momentous occasion. Mithali Raj’s participation reinforces the idea that such events go beyond boundaries, bringing together people from different fields to share in the joy of historical milestones.
The Ram Mandir ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony took place against the backdrop of the grand Ram Janmabhoomi temple, constructed in the traditional Nagara style. The temple’s dimensions, decorated with intricately sculpted depictions of Hindu deities, stand as a testament to India’s rich architectural and artistic heritage. Mithali and other attendees had the opportunity to witness the cultural richness embedded in every pillar and wall of the temple.
As Ayodhya basks in the glow of the Ram Mandir ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony, Mithali Raj’s words and presence stand as a testament to the unity, diversity, and collective joy that define the celebration. The historic event not only marks a religious milestone but also serves as a reminder of India’s rich cultural presence, where individuals from various backgrounds come together to celebrate a shared heritage.