Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, made a visit to the historic Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. Following his visit, he expressed feeling an inexplicable sense of tranquility after offering prayers to Lord Ram. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Kejriwal, accompanied by his counterpart from Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, visited the grand temple. Both leaders were accompanied by their families.
“I experienced an indescribable sense of calm after offering prayers to Ram Lalla… Every day, millions of devotees come here, and it’s truly heartening to witness the love and devotion people have. I prayed for the well-being of everyone,” said CM Kejriwal to reporters.
Punjab CM Mann expressed that it had been a long-standing desire of his to have a ‘Darshan’ of Ram Lalla. “It was a long-held wish to visit Ram Lalla… I prayed for the welfare of the country,” he told reporters.
It’s worth mentioning that the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla at the Ayodhya temple took place on January 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the Vedic rituals, assisted by a group of priests.
Arvind Kejriwal had initially declined the invitation to Ayodhya, stating that he would visit the temple with his family after the Pran Pratishtha. “I intend to visit Ram mandir at Ayodhya with my family. My parents are very eager to visit the Ram Temple, so we’ll go someday after January 22,” he had stated.
The ceremonial journey leading up to the Pran Pratishtha included a seven-day ritual that began on January 16, 2024. Representatives from all major spiritual and religious sects in the country attended the ceremony. Additionally, people from various walks of life, including representatives of different tribal communities, were also part of the ceremony.