The consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, scheduled for January 22, 2024, is poised to be a momentous event, orchestrated by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust at the majestic Ram temple. An estimated 7,000 attendees are anticipated to grace this occasion with their presence.
Among the distinguished guests, cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are set to honor the ceremony. Joining them are luminaries such as the iconic Amitabh Bachchan, industrial tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, along with revered actors Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia, celebrated for their portrayal of Ram and Sita in the legendary TV series Ramayan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an integral figure in the temple's historical journey, has duly received his invitation. The roster extends to encompass 3,000 VVIPs, featuring notable personalities like Mohan Bhagwat, the head of RSS, the esteemed Baba Ramdev, and the venerable Ratan Tata.
The event is not without reverence for those who dedicated their lives to the Ram temple movement. Family members of the 50 kar sevaks who sacrificed their lives during this movement have been respectfully invited. Additionally, invitations have been extended to esteemed members of the judiciary, scientists, writers, poets, and various luminaries, as stated by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai.
A concerted effort is being made to ensure a global footprint at the ceremony, with the Trust aiming to welcome representatives from 50 different countries. Moreover, an invitation has been extended to 4,000 seers from different parts of India. Distinguished attendees will encompass a diverse spectrum, including judges, scientists, writers, poets, saints, priests, Shankaracharyas, religious leaders, former civil servants, retired Army officers, lawyers, musicians, and individuals honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.
In recognition of their pivotal role in the temple's history, journalists who supported the Ram temple movement through their journalistic endeavors have also been included in the guest list. Sharad Sharma, the VHP spokesperson, emphasized their significant contributions to the movement, acknowledging their pivotal role in shaping its narrative.