Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha a global event

Cars at rallies in US in mid January lined up in ‘Ram’ formation to celebrate the upcoming inauguration of the Ram Temple in yodhya Jan. 22, 2024. PHOTO: ANI

As the much-anticipated ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya drew near, people of the Hindu community across the globe geared up for grand celebrations, showcasing their enthusiasm and reverence for what they saw as a historic occasion.

From car rallies, to billboards, cultural events, and diverse celebrations reflected the unity and reverence shared by Hindus worldwide.

Here’s a look at the series of celebrations of people of the Hindu community across the world ahead of the Pran Pratishtha event on January 22.
United States
Almost a dozen events planned across the United States to celebrate the historic occasion.
from New York Times Square to Boston and California. Events being held in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were scheduled to coincide with the ceremony in India. Mauritius
In Mauritius, the Indian diaspora united in celebration, lighting ‘Diyas’ in all temples and reciting ‘Ramayan Path.’ The symbolic gesture aims to create a luminous tapestry across the island nation, reflecting shared reverence for Lord Ram.

In a show of global significance, the Mauritian government announced a two-hour special break for Hindu public officers on January 22. This gesture was aimed to enable them to participate in local events marking the Pran Pratishtha.

At the Slough Hindu Temple in UK, hundreds came to celebrate in the run up to the Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya Jan. 22. PHOTO videograb from ANI video.

United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is also witnessing vibrant celebrations as Hindu temples gear up for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ in Ayodhya.

Slough Hindu Temple, located thousands of miles away from Ayodhya in the heart of England, the enthusiasm is palpable, as the ‘Mangal Kalash’ from Ayodhya touring the UK  reaches the Slough Hindu Temple on Sunday, January 21, a day before the big day and was scheduled to be placed in this temple on January 22.
There are about 250 Hindu temples in the UK and all of them are joining the celebration on January 22.
From community events to car rallies, and from special ‘aarti’ to ‘Akhanda Ramayan’ recitation, the Hindu communities and temples in the UK have been celebrating the occasion as “2nd Diwali” to mark the ‘return’ of Lord Rama to his rightful abode.

The Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom also organized a car rally in London, attended by the Hindu diaspora in large numbers and over 325 cars participated in the car rally.
During the rally, the participants chanted slogans of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and played songs in praise of Lord Rama.

Later in the evening, the India-UK Diaspora also hosted a Maha-Aarti to mark the occasion.
Scores of volunteers were reportedly working day in and day out to decorate the temple for the big day when the temple is expecting to see around 4000-4500 visitors.

Meanwhile, a UK declaration, signed by over 200 temples, community organizations, and associations nationwide was scheduled to be presented to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya before the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.

A special ‘puja’ and bhajan was scheduled for January 22.

Hundreds of Hindu of temples in Australia planned events in the two days run-up to the Jan. 22 Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya. In Sidney, on Jan. 21, the Hindus in the city celebrated the occasion by holding a car rally with at least 100 cars in attendance.

In the visuals captured by ANI, cars were seen lined up on the roads and people were dancing and holding flags inscribed with images of Lord Ram, and fireworks.
More celebrations have been planned across hundreds of temples in Australia.

Closer to home, as the countdown for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Mandir has begun, the Janakpurdham in Nepal, considered the maternal home of Goddess Sita, held several events, and hymns of Lord Ram and Sita are echoing in the city around the clock. The Janaki Temple is decked up with lights.

From Nepal’s Janakpur, the Chief Mahanth and the Chotte Mahanth have been invited to the Ayodhya ceremony. Earlier, Janakpur sent offerings locally called “Bhaar” to Ayodhya as a part of the ritual, which included ornaments, cuisines, clothes and other daily essentials.

Scores of devotees have continued to take part and throng to various Astajaam’s being held in Janakpur. Those taking part in these mass religious sermons and chanting ceremonies now wait for the railway link to be established between the two cities to facilitate their travel.


Adding to the spirit of unity, the Indian Association of Taiwan planned live streaming of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, to a llow members of the community to participate remotely, ensuring a broader reach and involvement in what are considered auspicious proceedings.

The festivities, held on January 21, witnessed two distinct events organized by the Indian community in Taiwan, as well as ISKON Taiwan.



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