Around one lakh earthen lamps (diyas) illuminated the revered Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati as part of the ‘deepotsav’ celebration following the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla in the Ayodhya temple. Devotees gathered at the Kamakhya Temple at Nilachal Hills, dedicated to the goddess Maa Kamakhya, to witness the spectacle.
The Kamakhya Temple holds significance as the centre of the Kulachara Tantra Marga and hosts the Ambubachi Mela, an annual festival celebrating the menstruation of the goddess. Simultaneously, one lakh diyas illuminated the Basistha temple in the south-east corner of Guwahati, with its ashram dating back to the Vedic age and founded by the revered saint Basistha (Vasishtha).
In Ayodhya, the city adorned itself with ‘Ram Jyotis,’ creating a mesmerizing atmosphere symbolizing the divine presence of Lord Ram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony, accompanied by jubilant chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ in the temple.
The country participated in a mega ‘Diya’ lighting event at the famous Saryu Ghat in Ayodhya, following Prime Minister Modi’s appeal for people to light ‘Diyas’ at home to mark the historic ceremony. The tradition of lighting ‘Diyas’ is rooted in the belief that the people of Ayodhya illuminated the city upon Lord Ram’s return with wife Seeta and brother Lakshman.
The grand Ram Temple, adorned with colourful lights, attracted crowds eager to catch a glimpse of ‘Ram Lalla‘. Although the temple opens to the public tomorrow, celebrations are underway across the nation, drawing attention from around the world.