Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi be the Mukhya ‘Yajman’ for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla at the Ayodhya temple on January 22? Officials of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust answered the media, putting an end to the guesswork. The Prime Minister will be the mukhya yajman on the day while Dr. Anil Mishra would be one for all rituals over the six days leading to the ceremony.
“Dr Anil Mishra will perform all rituals prior to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony for six days as the mukhya yajman,” said Champat Rai, vice-president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
On Pran Pratishtha diwas, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief yajman and would conduct the rituals inside the ‘garbh griha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the Ram Temple, along with a few others.
Leaders Who Will Be Present Along With Narendra Modi Include:
“The ceremony will be conducted in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” the trust said.
About Anil Mishra
Dr Anil Mishra and his wife have been nominated as the chief yajman for the six-day-long rituals that are on prior to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
Anil Mishra, who hails from Ayodhya, is one of the senior members of the trust, who has devoted his life to the Ram temple movement. He has spent 40 years in Kar Sewa. He was born in the Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1981. He retired from the posts of the registrar of Uttar Pradesh Homeopathic Board and the district homeopathic officer of Gonda. Currently, he runs a homeopathic clinic.
The rituals before the Pran Pratishtha began earlier this week. “On Tuesday, Mishra, being the chief yajman, took a dip in the Saryu and then took panchgavya (cow milk, curd, ghee, gobar, gau mutra) before starting the fast. He performed the prayshchita, sankalpa and karmakuti puja. His wife and he performed a havan,” the officials said.
On Wednesday, Mishra along with his wife performed the Kalash Pujan. Post the puja, pots were filled with water from the Saryu (river) to be taken to the spot where the rituals are being performed. The idol of Lord Ram Lalla toured the temple premises with his eyes closed and Jalayatra and Teertha puja were performed.