Massive crowd throngs Ayodhya’s Ram Temple after doors open for devotees 

Ram Temple consecration ceremony was held on Monday
The consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple was held on Monday (January 22, 2024) Photo Courtesy:  PIB

Waves of devotees thronged the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Tuesday (January 23, 2024) when its doors were opened to masses for prayers, a day after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to reports, devotees gathered at the gates of the temple since 3 am with the anticipation of getting a glimpse of the idol of Lord Ram.

The gates of the temple were opened at 7 am.

Devotees can visit the temple from 7 am to 11.30 am and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra website said the quota for Darshan and Arti services has been ‘fully consumed’.

Darshan timing

The website mentioned devotees should follow it to find the upcoming darshan quota release date and schedule.

Meanwhile, donations made through Bharat Bill Payment System towards the Ayodhya Ram Temple had doubled every two hours on Sunday, reported NDTV Profit.

The number of donations, made via UPI, as well as the amount, are doubling every couple of hours, allowing devotees to connect with the inauguration digitally, despite not being physically present, a person who knows about the development told the news channel.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 22, 2024) inaugurated the much-awaited Ram Temple and unveiled the Ram Lalla idol in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.

Modi was accompanied by RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the rituals, which were performed by the Prime Minister himself.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in consecration of Ram Temple

From celebrities to politicians and seers, Ayodhya was teeming with people from far and wide at the inauguration.

A majority of Hindus claimed that the site was the birthplace of Lord Ram before Muslim Mughals razed a temple at the spot to build the Babri Masjid.

Capping a nearly seven-decade legal battle, in a landmark verdict in 2019, the Supreme Court handed over the land to the Hindu community and ordered to allot a separate plot to Muslims.