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Ayodhya celebrates first Holi following Ram temple ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony

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Ayodhya celebrates first Holi after Ram temple 'pran pratishtha' ceremony

Ayodhya witnessed a grand celebration of Holi on Monday, marking the first Holi after the opening of the Ram temple earlier this year. Devotees lined up for ’darshan’ of Lord Ram, offering ‘gulal’ to the deity and playing Holi with flower petals and Gulal in the temple complex. The occasion was enhanced by the offering of ‘Chappan Bhog’ to Lord Ram, who was adorned in pink brocade.

Priests and devotees immersed in the festivities, singing Holi songs and dancing in front of the idol in devotion to Ram Lalla. Ram Janmabhoomi temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das highlighted the significance of the event, stating, “Ram Lalla is celebrating his first Holi after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in the temple. His charming idol was decorated with flowers, and gulaal was applied on the forehead.”

The atmosphere in Ayodhya was filled with joy and fervor as devotees rejoiced in the auspicious occasion, marking this Holi as a memorable one for all present. The Holi celebrations at the Ram temple brought together people in a spirit of unity and devotion, enhancing the significance of the festival in the holy city.

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As the day unfolded, the temple complex echoed with the sounds of laughter and music, creating a vibrant and colorful ambiance that resonated with the festive spirit of Holi. The devotees expressed their reverence and joy by participating in the rituals and celebrations, making the first Holi at the Ram temple a truly blissful and sacred experience for all.

With the energy and enthusiasm of the devotees, the celebration of Holi at the Ram temple in Ayodhya showcased the deep-rooted cultural and spiritual connect that people have with Lord Ram. The festivities served as a reminder of the unity and devotion that define the essence of Holi, bringing together individuals from all walks of life in a celebration of love and harmony.

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