On the occasion of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the country resonated with hymns and songs dedicated to Lord Ram. Temples adorned with flowers, lamps, flags, and posters attracted devotees who flocked to partake in special prayers, processions, and rangoli-making. Bhandara events added to the festive spirit, creating an atmosphere of religious fervor.
In Madhya Pradesh's Indore, three babies were delivered via caesarean operation on this historic day. Maharashtra witnessed a unique 'muhurat delivery' by a 42-year-old woman in Thane city. In Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad, a Muslim woman gave birth to a boy, symbolically named Ram Rahim, signifying Hindu-Muslim unity.
Numerous states declared a holiday for schools, with government offices, establishments, and public sector banks closing for half a day. Some states observed a 'dry day,' urging the closure of shops selling non-vegetarian items until evening.
From morning, individuals congregated at temples beautifully adorned with decorations. As evening fell, a Diwali-like ambiance enveloped the surroundings, with diyas illuminating homes, shops, and businesses. In Kerala, the Triprayar Sree Ramaswamy temple in Thrissur district witnessed early morning rituals. Situated on the banks of the Karuvannur or Theevra river, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and is renowned for the Nalambalam yatra, drawing devotees who visit the abodes of Lord Ram and his brothers Bharat, Lakshman, and Shatrughan on the auspicious day in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.
(With Agency Inputs)