Indian government reveals what makes Ayodhya’s Ram Lalla idol ‘extraordinary’

Ayodhya is witnessing thousands of devotees visiting the newly constructed Ram Temple regularly to get a glimpse of the Hindu deity revered across the world’s most populous nation.

Meanwhile, the Indian government has shared reasons that make the 51-inch statue 'extraordinary'.
Indian government shares reasons that make the Ayodhya Ram Lalla idol extraordinary. Photo Courtesy: PIB

Celebrities joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi who participated in the consecration ceremony and led the country in the celebration on Monday (January 22, 2024).

At the centre of the consecration ceremony and the celebration was the Ram Lalla idol crafted by Mysore-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj.

Meanwhile, the Indian government has shared reasons that make the 51-inch statue ‘extraordinary’.

MyGovIndia, the citizen engagement platform of the Government of India, posted on X: “22 January marked a historic moment as PM @narendramodi  performed the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. Ever wondered what makes Ram Lalla’s idol extraordinary? Discover the significance now.”

In the first tweet on the thread, the Indian government wrote in the firstpost: “Sunlight Blesses Ram Lalla’s Idol on Ram Navami! Every Ram Navami at noon, mirrors and lenses systems align to focus sunlight on Ram Lalla’s idol’s forehead. An eco-friendly spectacle with no electricity or batteries needed.”

Describing the idol as a ‘timeless wonder’, the government said the statue was carved from a 2.5 billion-year-old black granite rock.

The special black granite was brought from Karnataka.

Giving details about the crown which the deity is wearing, the Indian government’s post said: “Facts about Ram Lalla’s crown or ‘mukut’ are fashioned from yellow gold, Weighs ~1.7 kilos, Adorned with 75 carats of diamonds, and the Sun at the center symbolizes the Suryavanshi logo.”

“Ram Lalla’s tilak boasts a central 3-carat natural diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds totaling approximately 10 carats. Natural Burmese rubies are used to adorn the Ajana Chakra,” the post said about the tilak.