Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the consecration of the Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya is a proclamation of ‘Ram Rajya’, a harmonious society without discrimination.
Now, gunfire will not be heard in the streets of Ayodhya and curfews will not be imposed, he said.
Addressing a gathering of thousands, which included the country’s who’s who, after the consecration ceremony, Adityanath said this historic occasion of national pride has come after a wait of 500 years and dubbed the Ram temple as the “rashtra mandir” (national temple).
The ceremony was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and watched by lakhs of people on television at their homes and in temples across the country.
About 8,000 people, including seers, people linked to the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and celebrities from fields like entertainment, sports and industry, attended the ceremony.
“It is an emotional moment for all of us and it has come after a wait of 500 years. The whole nation has become ‘Ram maye’ (immersed in the devotion of Lord Ram). It seems that we have arrived in ‘Treta Yug’,” the chief minister said.
According to Hindu beliefs, the Ramayana unfolded in the ‘Treta Yug’, one of the four ages in Hinduism.
“This is the ‘rashtra mandir’. Undoubtedly, the consecration of Shri Ram Lalla idol is a historic occasion of national pride,” Adityanath said.