Ayodhya adventure

A visit to the temple town during the run-up to the inauguration of the new Ram temple was inspiring
Persis Vatcha

The Ram Mandir, the pivot placing the town of Ayodhya in the center of Hindutva, is now of international renown amidst the ringing of ghanta ghadial (temple bells) and chanting the glory of Lord Ram’s name. The idol of Ram Lalla (an affectionate name for an infant boy) was formally consecrated on January 22, 2024. This temple, an architectural marvel of the 21st century, is still in the process of completion. In November 2023 I was part of a group of women who visited Prayagraj (Allahabad),  Ayodhya and Lucknow over a period of seven days. I have always been fascinated by......

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