- UP’s pakhawaj and dholak (percussion instruments) & flute to resonate on temple premises
- Karnataka’ veena, Maharashtra’s Sundari, Punjab’s alghoza and Odisha’s mardala will also be played to introduce guests to India’s rich musical heritage
By Our Correspondent
Ayodhya: Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s General Secretary Champat Rai said that one of the highlights of the consecration ceremony scheduled for January 22nd in Ayodhya, will be musical performances by renowned instrumentalists from various states across the country. Amidst these melodic waves, Lord Shri Ramlala will be seated on his throne, he added.
He further mentioned that various traditional Indian musical instruments will be played in the temple, representing the rich diversity of Indian musical heritage. Among these, there will be pakhawaj, dholak (percussion instruments) and flute performances from Uttar Pradesh as well as veena performance from Karnataka, Sundari from Maharashtra, Alghoza from Punjab, Mardala from Odisha, Santoor from Madhya Pradesh, Pung from Manipur, Nagada and Kali from Assam, Tambura from Chhattisgarh, Pakhavaj from Bihar, Shehnai from Delhi, Ravanhatha from Rajasthan, Shri Khol and Sarod from Bengal, Ghatam from Andhra, Sitar from Jharkhand, Santoor from Gujarat, Nadaswaram, Thavil, Mridang, and Hudka from Uttarakhand. The selection process for these skilled instrumentalists has been rigorous, ensuring the participation of the finest musicians of the country.
These musical performances will take place during the mantras for consecration. It is noteworthy that such distinguished individuals are voluntarily coming forward to contribute their talents at this significant moment.
Invited guests will get facilities in the campus
Champat Rai mentioned that the entire premises will be decorated, and during the night, people will witness a unique ambience around the campus. After the completion of the consecration ceremony, saints and invited special guests seated inside the premises will go inside to have a glimpse. Entry for everyone will be allowed from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM. During this time, arrangements for their light refreshments and meals will be made.
He informed that the dates for the visits of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and RSS workers have also been finalized. These activists will come to Ayodhya on the designated dates. Typically, each day around 4,000 to 5,000 activists will stay for a day and then return. This plan will continue until the end of February.
Accommodation arrangements for those invited have been made in the Karsewakpuram, Manirama das Chavni’s Natural Healing Center, and the Tirthpuram area near Maniparvat. Rooms have also been booked in some ashrams, Dharamshala, individual homestays, and hotels.
53 representatives coming from 50 countries
Champat Rai revealed that 53 guests representing 50 countries from around the world, who have been invited to the event, will be attending the consecration ceremony.
Efforts will be made to ensure that the person who arrives on a particular day can return on the same day, without any pressure to stay overnight.
He stated that considerations are being made to allow media entry after the darshan of all householders and saints on January 22. From January 23 onwards, anyone coming to Ayodhya will be able to have a darshan of Lord Ram. During the ceremony, 120 Vedic rituals will be conducted in the nine kunds built on the Yagyashala inside the premises.