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Ram Mandir Ayodhya: 51-Inch Ram Lalla Idol By Arun Yogiraj Adorned In Gold, Flowers | See Pics

Today shortly before the consecration ceremony, the 51-inch Ram Lalla idol adorned with gold and flowers was revealed. The idol carved out of black stone was created by Mysuru-based artist Arun Yogiraj.

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Ram Lalla's idol placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya Photo: PTI
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Putting an end to the prolonged waiting of thousands of devotees across the nation, the new Ram Lalla idol was finally consecrated at the Ayodhya temple on Monday. 

Army helicopters showered flower petals on the newly constructed Janmabhoomi temple as the consecration took place.

"The extraordinary moment of the consecration of Shri Ram Lalla's life in Ayodhya Dham is going to leave everyone emotional. It is my great pleasure to be a part of this divine programme. Hail Siya Ram!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

About the Ram Lalla idol

Today shortly before the consecration ceremony, the 51-inch Ram Lalla idol adorned with gold and flowers was revealed.  The idol carved out of black stone was created by Mysuru-based artist Arun Yogiraj. For the past few days, the idol had remained covered with a veil.

Ram Lalla idol by Arun Yogiraj. Photo: PTI
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Yogiraj's Ram Lalla idol, which is placed on the ground floor of the temple, represents five-year-old Ram. It has been reported that the first floor of the temple, which is yet to be built, will have the idol of Raja Ram, along with Sita, Laxman and Hanuman.

The divine ornaments adorning Ram Lalla are meticulously crafted based on extensive research from sacred texts such as the Adhyatma Ramayana, Valmiki Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas, and Alavandar Stotra. The entire project is guided by the concept and direction of Shri Yatindra Mishra.

Crafted under the skilled hands of Shri Ankur Anand's institution, Harsahaimal Shiamlal Jewellers in Lucknow.

Ram Lalla's Attire

Banarasi Fabric

Shri Ram Lalla is adorned in Banarasi fabric, featuring a yellow dhoti and a red pataka/angavastram. The angavastrams are embellished with pure gold zari and threads, featuring auspicious Vaishnav symbols - Shankh, Padma, Chakra, and Mayur.

Mukut (Crown)

The Mukut, crafted in North Indian tradition, is made of gold and adorned with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. At its center lies an emblem of Surya Dev, with strands of pearls intricately woven on the right side.

Kundal (Earrings)

Designed to complement the Mukut, the Kundal follows the same design and is adorned with peacock motifs. These earrings are embellished with gold, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds.

Kantha (Necklace)

Ram Lalla's neck is graced by a crescent-shaped necklace, intricately studded with gems. Crafted from gold and inlaid with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, this necklace exudes divine splendor, featuring floral designs symbolizing good fortune.

Kaustubha Mani

Worn at the heart of Ram Lalla is the Kaustubha Mani, decorated with a large ruby and diamonds, following the scriptural tradition of Vishnu and his incarnations.

Padika (Necklace Below Throat)

A five-stranded necklace made of diamonds and emeralds, featuring a large, ornate pendant, worn below the throat and above the navel.

Vaijayanti or Vijayamala (Victory Necklace)

The third and longest necklace, made of gold and intermittently studded with rubies, depicts symbols auspicious to the Vaishnava tradition.

Kanchi/Kardhani (Waistband)

Adorned around Ram Lalla's waist is a gem-studded waistband, made of gold and decorated with diamonds, rubies, pearls, and emeralds.

Bhujbandh (Armlets), Kangan (Bangles), Mudrika (Rings)

Ram Lalla wears armlets, bangles, and rings studded with gold and precious stones on both arms and hands.

Chhada\Painjaniya (Anklets and Toe Rings)

Bhagwan's feet are adorned with gem-studded anklets and toe rings, inlaid with diamonds and rubies, along with golden ankle bells.

Divine Ornaments and Accessories

In Ram Lalla's left hand is a gold bow adorned with pearls, rubies, and emeralds, while the right hand holds a golden arrow. A garland featuring colorful floral patterns adorns Bhagwan's neck, crafted by a dedicated handicraft institution.

Traditional Tilak, Lotus, and Garland

Ram Lalla's forehead is adorned with a traditional auspicious tilak created with diamonds and rubies, and around Ram Lalla's feet is a decorated lotus under which a gold garland is arranged.

Traditional Toys

As Ram Lalla is revered in the form of a five-year-old child, traditional toys made of silver, including a rattle, elephant, horse, camel, toy cart, and a spinning top, are placed before him.

Golden Umbrella

Over Ram Lalla's radiant halo, a resplendent golden umbrella is set,

Few days ago, a photograph of the idol went viral on social media had sparked a row. The chief priest of the temple demanded a probe into the matter.

"The eyes of Lord Ram's idol cannot be revealed before the 'Pran Pratishtha' is completed. If the eyes can be seen, an investigation should be done on who revealed the eyes and how the pictures of the idol went viral on social media," chief priest Satyendra Das had said.

PM Modi taking part in Pran Patishtha

Modi took part in the 'pran pratishtha' rituals in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

PM Modi taking part in Pran Patishtha ceremony. Photo: PTI
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Modi is scheduled to address the gathering after the ceremony. He is also slated to visit the Kuber Tila, and interact with workers associated with the construction of temple.

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Senior BJP leaders including party chief J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah watched the live streaming of the "pran pratishtha" ceremony.

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