In Ayodhya, Ram Lalla has got new home. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday attended a ceremony at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya when the deity Ram Lalla was relocated from the makeshift temple to a pre-fabricated one within the premises.The ceremony took place at around 4.00 am , on the first day of nine-day-long Navratri festival.
The deity was shifted in a palanquin from the makeshift temple on an auspicious time decided by priests. The chief minister was among four people who carried this palanquin to new location which is few metres from the existing makeshift temple. The shifting of the deity is part of the plan to construct grand temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi. According to the head priest of the Ram Lalla temple, Acharya Satyendra Das, after a gap of 27 years(December 6, 1992), the deity would finally have a roof over his head.
On the occasion, members of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust were also present. Adityanath led the ceremony along with several priests from New Delhi, Ayodhya and Varanasi. Priests from Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Haridwar, Mathura, Varanasi and Ayodhya took part in the auspicious rituals. The shifting of the deity naccessiated to enable construction of the grand Ram temple at the site.