Call it a sheer coincidence or real divine intervention, monkeys are being frequently seen visiting Ram temples across the country over the last few weeks.
The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, overseeing the newly erected Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, reported that a monkey had ventured into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, home to the revered idol of Ramlala, just a day after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony.
Coining the moment as akin to “Hanuman ji himself coming to see Ramlala (the infant Ram deity consecrated on January 22),” they soon discovered that such primate visits were not isolated incidents but rather a widespread phenomenon across Ram temples nationwide.
A recent viral video depicted a monkey scaling the sacred pedestal inside a temple teeming with devotees. Allegedly occurring in Maharashtra’s Lonavala, the monkey ascended to reach the idols of Lord Ram, Sita, and Laxman, while devotees prayed with folded hands.
“The monkey who came to the temple did not touch the bananas and anything given to eat, he quickly sat near Shri Ram, touched the feet of Lord Shri Ram and went away,” read the caption accompanying a post on ‘X.’
The internet marveled at the inexplicable but palpable connection, believing it to a sighting of Hanuman, who had come to partake in the jubilant celebrations of his Lord Ram.
Another video emerged on the same auspicious day of the Ram Mandir’s inauguration (January 22), leaving social media users astounded. A langur was captured visiting a yajna vedi, designated for Shree Ram naam-jap, amidst a gathering of devotees. “Hanuman Dada ke anek roop” (the myriad forms of Lord Hanuman), exclaimed the caption describing the enchanting moment at Lakshmeshwar temple in Karnataka.
Many similar videos of surprise visits post the Ram Mandir’s inauguration in Ayodhya have surfaced, showcasing how people can’t help but celebrate these moments, believing the monkeys and langurs were paying homage to their ‘Lord’.
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