From Uttar Pradesh’s Pakhawaj to Tamil Nadu’s Mridang, different classical instruments from across the country will be played to celebrate the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, the temple trust has said.
Champat Rai, general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, said musicians from different parts of India have been selected to perform during the grand function on January 22.
Asked about questions raised by many on the ceremony being held in an “incomplete temple”, Rai on Monday told a press conference, “I will not respond to any criticism”.
He said the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ at the temple will begin at 12:20 pm and is expected to be completed by 1 pm.
The ceremony will take place in the august presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and president of the temple trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Rai said.
Seating arrangements have been made for around 8,000 people, he added.
The selected musicians will play different kinds of “vadya yantra” (musical instruments) of Indian tradition from their respective regions, the trust’s general secretary said.