Ayodhya Celebrates Ram Navami with Surya Tilak Ceremony at Ram Temple

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By Sunil Chaudhary

Ayodhya, the revered birthplace of Lord Ram, resonated with joyous celebrations as devotees gathered to commemorate Ram Navami, marking the birth anniversary of the Hindu deity. The highlight of this year’s festivities was the historic ‘Surya Tilak’ ceremony held at the Ram Temple, which saw the forehead of the deity, Ram Lalla, illuminated by the rays of the sun.

Ayodhya Celebrates Ram Navami with Surya Tilak Ceremony at Ram Temple

The ‘Surya Tilak’ ceremony, a symbol of divine blessings and celestial alignment, took place at noon, with sunlight directed onto the forehead of the idol. This auspicious event was met with profound emotions from devotees, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who described it as a deeply moving experience.

In a tweet posted after his rally in Nalbari, Assam, PM Modi expressed his sentiments, stating, “After my Nalbari rally, I watched the Surya Tilak on Ram Lalla. Like crores of Indians, this is a very emotional moment for me.” He emphasized the significance of the occasion, referring to it as a “generational milestone” that merges centuries of devotion with a new era of hope and progress.

The ‘Surya Tilak’ ceremony was made possible through the efforts of institutions like the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, which played a crucial role in the project. The ceremony not only symbolized spiritual significance but also showcased the harmonious blend of tradition and scientific innovation.

Social media platforms were abuzz with posts and videos capturing the mesmerizing moment of the ‘Surya Tilak’ ceremony. VishwajitRane, a prominent figure, shared a live stream of the event, allowing devotees worldwide to witness the divine spectacle.

The celebration of Ram Navami extended beyond Ayodhya, with festivities reverberating across the nation. From WhatsApp messages to elaborate puja rituals, people commemorated the occasion with enthusiasm and devotion.

As the sun kissed the forehead of Ram Lalla, it marked not just a religious ceremony but also a momentous occasion symbolizing unity, faith, and the enduring legacy of Lord Ram. With the ‘Surya Tilak’ illuminating hearts and minds, the spirit of Ram Navami continues to inspire millions, guiding them towards righteousness and inner enlightenment

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