Ram temple in Ayodhya to open for 19 hours on Ram Navami

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Ram temple in Ayodhya to open for 19 hours on Ram Navami

On April 17, the auspicious day of Ram Navami, Ram Mandir will be open for 19 hours, beginning with Mangala Aarti at 3.30 am and ending at 11 pm. During the four "bhog" offerings to the Lord, the temple's curtains will be drawn for five minutes each. Due to the anticipated large number of pilgrims in Ayodhya for the first Ram Navami following the consecration event, the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust on Monday invited notable visitors to come Ayodhya for a darshan of Ram Lalla only after April 19.

Additionally, it has canceled all reservations for special passes for Ram Lalla's Darshan and Aarti on April 16 and 18. The Trust stated that in order to access Ram Mandir, each devotee must travel the same route as other followers.  Through its official X account, the Trust also made a plea to the public on Monday, asking them to refrain from making the needless trip to Ayodhya on Ram Navami.

The devotees will line up for darshan on the day of Ram Navami, commencing at 3:30 am during the Brahma Muhurta (early hours). Ram Lalla darshan will be available to devotees until 11 p.m., according to the Trust. Devotees are urged not to bring their cell phones or other valuables to darshan in order to minimize inconvenience and time waste, according to the Trust. The Trust has set up a service center at Sugreev Quila for pilgrims. The Ram Navami celebrations at Ram Mandir will be live-broadcast on Doordarshan by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

The Ayodhya Municipal Corporation plans to install about 100 LED screens throughout Ayodhya for the live telecast of the Ram Navami celebrations at Ram Mandir, according to the Trust. Devotees are asked to watch Ram Mandir events from the comfort of their own homes as a live stream of the celebrations of Ram Navami will be accessible. The Trust advised avoiding the needless rush to Ayodhya on Ram Navami.