Nepal is considered Lord Rama’s in-laws. Apart from the special places revered as Mata Janaki’s maternal home, there is a sense of excitement among the Hindu community throughout the country about the consecration of life on January 22. Devotees have made special preparations.
The consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22. Lord Rama’s consecration ritual is being held on the other side of the border from the country. The consecration of Ram Lalla in the Ram temple has sparked extraordinary enthusiasm among Nepalese believers. The mention of Nepal is especially significant because it is considered Lord Ram’s in-law country. In mythology, this country was dedicated to Mother Sita. Janaki’s mother’s home was Janakpur. Even today, the Mother Sita temple holds great significance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally visited this beautiful area.
Bhajan, Prasad, and bike rally in Biratnagar Metropolitan City
The most recent news references Nepal, where the Hindu community and followers are making extraordinary preparations for the consecration of life on January 22. 300 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu is Biratnagar Metropolitan City. There will be numerous religious programs marking the momentous event of the consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Bhajan-song programs, Shobha Yatra, traditional lamp-lighting ceremonies, prasad distribution, and motorcycle parades are all planned.
Nepal’s Janakpur and India’s relationship
In Nepal, preparations are underway to make the Pran Pratishtha ceremony on January 22 in the main Madhesh province memorable. The Janaki Temple in Janakpur is believed to be Sita’s birthplace. Many cultural and religious festivals are being organized here with great fanfare. Janakpur is located 220 km southeast of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. For centuries, Janakpur, about 500 kilometers east of Ayodhya in India, has served as a strong base and symbol of the two countries’ relations.
Locals said that on the day of ‘pran pratishtha’ in Ayodhya, a cleanliness drive will be held throughout the Janakpur sub-metropolis. Janakpur’s houses and streets are lit up with colorful lights. Along with flags and banners, flower garlands are widely used for decoration. Officials in charge of special events said that on January 22, plans for Ganga Aarti, Ram Katha, and Shobha Yatra had been made.
“It is a moment of great pride and happiness,” said Vijaya Jhunjhunwala, president of the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) in Madhes province. We are all very excited about the upcoming event. The Shobha Yatra left Janakpur for Ayodhya about three weeks ago, carrying 3,000 loads (bamboo plates). These include gold and silver ornaments, traditional sweets, fruits, and traditional clothing decorated as gifts. Aside from that, 21 people will travel to Ayodhya to attend ‘Pran Pratishtha’.
Looking forward to the grand occasion of Pran Pratishtha. Birendra Bista, Director of the Neuro Baglamukhi Society, stated, “We are very excited about the upcoming Pran Pratishtha on January 22. He also encouraged people from all walks of life to join in the celebrations on January 22.