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Ayodhya Ram Mandir: The idol of Ramlala to be installed in the sanctum sanctorum is yet to be selected, Acharya of Kashi will take the final decision – Temple Trust – Bollywood Keeda

Ayodhya Ram Temple: There is tremendous enthusiasm among Ram devotees across the country and the world regarding the consecration of the idol of Ram Lala in the Ram temple of Ayodhya. Now only 19 days are left for the consecration, but the temple management has not been able to select the idol yet. Is. Earlier on Monday, discussion regarding the selection of the statue started after the statements of BJP leader, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Actually, BJP leader Yediyurappa had congratulated Karnataka sculptor Arun Yogiraj by posting on social media platform X (earlier Twitter). He had said that the statue made by him has been selected for consecration in the new temple of Ayodhya. After this, this news spread across the country from social media to mainstream media. But now the situation regarding this has been clarified from the side of the temple trust.

The Trust’s decision on idol selection will be made public at the appropriate time.

Let us tell you that the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is constructing the temple, had not announced its decision. At the same time, now Ram Mandir Trust has said that no decision has been taken on this yet. The temple trust has clarified that the idol was selected among three sculptors, but the final selection is still awaited.

Trust officials said the decision regarding the idol would be taken in consultation with Shankaracharya Vijayendra Saraswati and other saints. Trust office in-charge Prakash Gupta said – Whatever decision the Trust takes, it will be made public at the appropriate time. The selected idol will be installed in the sanctum sanctorum. According to Trust officials, a technical report on aspects like longevity of the idol will also be taken into consideration while selecting the idol for the sanctum sanctorum. After the selection of the statue, it will be consecrated in a ceremony on January 22 in the presence of PM Narendra Modi.

The old statue will be kept in the premises for celebrations

It is noteworthy that since 1949, devotees have been offering prayers in the temporary temple containing the idol of Ramlala. This temple was also transferred for temple construction, which started after the historic decision of the Supreme Court in 2019. The apex court had settled the temple-mosque dispute in Ayodhya. Now Ram Mandir Trust officials say that the old “chal” idol will be kept in the premises for festive occasions.

Yediyurappa congratulated the Karnataka sculptor for his “selection”.

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had posted on social media X on Monday regarding the selection of the statue. BS Yediyurappa had written- “The idol of Lord Ram made by Mysore sculptor Arun Yogiraj has been selected for installation in the grand Sri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, doubling the pride and joy of all Ram devotees of the state. Hearty congratulations to Shilpi Yogiraj Arun.” Yediyurappa’s son and BJP state president BY Vijayendra also praised Yogiraj.

Post of Union Minister Prahlad Joshi –

No official information received regarding acceptance of the idol – Yogiraj

After receiving congratulations from Yediyurappa for the selection of the idol, Yogiraj expressed his gratitude to him, although he later told in an interview that he has not yet received any official information about the acceptance of his idol. He said- “I am happy that I was among the three sculptors of the country who were selected to carve the statue of ‘Ram Lalla’.”

Three sculptors made statues

It is noteworthy that three sculptors have created the idols of Lord Ram by doing different works on different stones. The stone for two of them came from Karnataka and the third statue was being made from rock brought from Rajasthan. The sculptures were carved by sculptor Satyanarayan Pandey of Jaipur and Ganesh Bhatt and Arun Yogiraj of Karnataka. According to Trust officials, a technical report on aspects like longevity of the idol will also be taken into consideration while selecting the idol for the sanctum sanctorum.

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