In a historic moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently unveiled a series of ambitious projects and inaugurated key infrastructure in Ayodhya, laying the foundation for the transformation of the ancient pilgrim town into a Smart City. Among the notable developments were the inauguration of an airport and railway station, aiming to connect Ayodhya to the world and facilitate the influx of visitors once the Ram temple is completed.
During a rally in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Modi extended a heartfelt invitation to the entire nation, urging people to celebrate Deepawali on January 22, 2024 – the day of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple. He requested every household to light the Ram Jyoti and create a dazzling display of lights, emphasising the historic significance of the event.
While expressing his excitement for the impending consecration ceremony, Modi cautioned against overcrowding in Ayodhya on January 22. He assured the people of Ayodhya that significant development projects, totalling thousands of crores, were underway to enhance the town's infrastructure and accommodate the anticipated surge in visitors.
The crowning glory of Ayodhya's transformation is the inauguration of the Ram temple on January 22, 2024. Beyond being a mere calendar event, the chosen date holds immense cosmic significance. Several celestial alignments, Hindu auspicious timings (Muhurtas), and divine omens converge on this day.
The consecration ceremony will take place during the auspicious Abhijit Muhurat on January 22, 2024, aligning with the beginning of the pure Mrigashira Nakshatra. This Nakshatra, associated with the deity Soma, signifies the pursuit of knowledge and experience, and its positive influence is believed to extend until the morning of January 23, 2024.
Abhijit Muhurat, considered highly auspicious, aligns with the removal of doshas and is ideal for initiating new endeavours. The day being a Monday, further adds to its significance in Hindu astrology, making it an auspicious yoga for significant events.
The ascendant sign chosen for the ceremony is Aries, known for stability and positive effects. Despite being a cardinal sign, its selection is justified by Jupiter's placement in the ninth house, ensuring stability. The Sun's positioning in the tenth house suggests political strength, possibly related to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Highlighting the ongoing and upcoming development projects in Ayodhya, the Prime Minister assured the residents that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring the town's growth. He emphasised that the developments would not only enhance the town's infrastructure but also generate new employment and self-employment opportunities, benefiting various sectors such as transportation, hospitality, and small businesses.
Ayodhya's grand transformation is marked not only by the physical development projects but also by the cosmic alignment surrounding the inauguration of the Ram temple. As the town evolves into a Smart City, the historic event on January 22, 2024, symbolises a harmonious blend of heritage and development, promising prosperity and auspiciousness for Ayodhya and its people for generations to come.