An artist from Surat has created an artwork of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple by using 9,999 diamonds. In a video shared on X, the artist was seen making a tweezer to place the tiny diamonds on a black base. A diamond merchant has also made a necklace on the theme of the Ram Temple using 5,000 American diamonds and two kilograms of silver. The necklace has been gifted to the Ram Mandir Trust.
Surat artists also prepared a special saree with pictures of Lord Ram and the Ayodhya temple printed on it for Goddess Sita.
With “Jai Shree Ram” written on top, the video shows the wall frame studded with diamonds showing the Ram Temple, with a silhouette of Lord Ram in the top right corner.
The much-awaited inauguration ceremony of the auspicious temple will take place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on January 22.
The temple trust has invited more than 7,000 people to attend the grand inauguration. This includes cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni; Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, and Ranbir Kapoor.
To mark the occasion of the consecration ceremony, government offices, boards, and corporations in several states have declared half-day holiday on January 22.
Ayodhya’s Ram temple will be opened for ‘darshan’ to the general public from January 23. The darshan timings are divided into two slots –from 7 AM to 11.30 AM and 2 PM to 7 PM.
People need a pass issued by the trust to attend the aarti.