Hindus in Nepal were enthusiastically waiting for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, which is set to take place on January 22, 2024. Hindus in India decided to rebuild Ram Mandir in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court order.
People in Nepal, mainly from Madhes Pradesh situated in southern Nepal were in s mood to celebrate the occasion with fanfare in a grand manner. Janaki Temple situated in Janakpurdham of southern Nepal is being decorated like a newly wed bride. Janakpur is known as the birth place of Goddess Sita.
Cleaning campaign has been launched in the entire Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City on the occasion. Houses and streets of Janakpur are being decorated with colourful lights, paper flags, banners and garlands. Ganga Arati, Ramkatha, religious procession are planned for the occasion.
“It has been a moment of great pride and joy,” remarked Vijaya Jhunjhunwala, president of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), Madhes Province. “We all are enthusiastically waiting for the event,” he said.
Some 20 days ago 3,000 Bhars, plates made of bamboo were sent along with a religious procession to Ayodhya from Janakpur for the grand occasion. The plates were filled with gold and silver ornaments, traditional sweets, fr uits and traditional dresses as gift to the newly wed bride, according to Jhunjhunwala.
A procession consisting of 21 people mainly devotees of Ram led by Mahantha of Janaki Temple, Tapeshwor Das will leave from Janakpur to Ayodhya to participate in the Prana Pratistha sthapana event or installation of the idol.
Similarly, in Biratnagar Metropolitan City situated 300 km South- Eat of Kathmandu recitation of religious songs, religious procession, lighting of traditional oil lamp, distribution of prasad and motor-cycle rally are planned on the day at the initiative of Bishwo Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh, Bramhakumari Rajyog Sangh and Neuro Baglamukhi Society. “We are enthusiastically waiting for the grand occasion” said Birendra Bista, director of Neuro Baglamukhi Society. Bista has asked people from all walks of life in Biratnagar to participate in the celebrations.