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  • 19 Apr 2024
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'Ram Lalla' Temple Built in Sonipat

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Nirmohi Akhara, a key plaintiff in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, has constructed an impressive ‘Ram Lalla’ Temple in Khanda village, Sonipat district, Haryana.

Key Points

  • The installation of the ‘Ram Lalla’ idol in the temple’s sanctum sanctorum was a highlight of the ‘Ram Navami’ celebrations.
  • The 416-year-old ‘math’ underwent a significant renovation to accommodate the new temple. Saints from Nirmohi Akhara, hailing from various parts of India, participated in the week-long ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals.
  • Crafted from white ‘Makrana’ marble the ‘Ram Lalla’ idol mirrors the one at Ayodhya’s Ram Temple.
    • Surrounding the idol are twelve golden arches depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
    • A symbol of Lord Vishnu, the ‘Vaishnav Dharma Istambh’, has been installed in the ‘math’.

Nirmohi Akhara

  • It is an ‘akhara’ of the Ramanandi order of the Vaishnava sect, established in the early 18th century.
  • It is one of the fourteen akharas recognized by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad and belongs to the Vaishnav Bairagi Sampradaya.

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