Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered flower petals on the workers who were involved in the construction of the Ayodhya temple after the pran pratishtha or consecration of the Ram Lalla idol was completed.
PM Modi, dressed in a cream kurta pajama, was seen taking out the petals from a wicker basket and showering it on the team behind the construction of the temple.
PM Modi led the rituals at the grand temple that was watched by politicians, businessmen, sports and media stars watched along with lakhs of people nationwide.
“Our Ram has come,” PM Modi said in his address after the ceremony, which also marks the inauguration of the temple. It is expected to open on January 23 to the public.
He chanted religious verses before placing flower petals at the feet of the deity, then bowed before it and circled a sacred flame, while outside, a military helicopter showered petals on the temple.
At the end of the rituals, the PM prostrated himself before the idol, which depicts the child Ram.