Ayodhya: Shilas for Lord Ram's idol from Nepal worshipped with Vedic rituals (VIDEO)

Thursday, 2 February 2023 (22:42 IST)
Ayodhya (UP): The Shaligram Shilas, which which have come from Janakpur in Nepal to Ramsewak Puram in Ayodhya and will be installed in the grand and divine temple in Shri Ram Janmbhoomi were worshipped with Vedic rituals on Thursday.
Both the Shilas were duly worshiped by fifty one Vedic Acharyas at Ramsewak Puram after which they were handed over to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
The Shilas from Nepal reached Ayodhya late on Wednesday night. On Thursday Mahant Ramtapeshwar Das of Janaki Temple in Janakpur Dham, the capital of ancient Mithila located in Nepal, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Bimalendra Nidhi presented them to General Secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Champat Rai through a letter of dedication.
The Shilas dedication ceremony turned into a brief assembly. Mahant Ramtapeshwar Das of Janaki Mandir Nepal revived the relations of Treta Yuga of Ayodhya and Nepal by hailing the bride and groom.

The former Deputy PM of Nepal said that earlier they wanted to present a bow to Ram Lala in line with the legacy of Shri Ram associated with Janakpur, but after two years of dialogue with the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust, it was decided that a holy Shila from Nepal's Gandaki river should be dedicated for the idol of Ram Lala. "We are all very happy while dedicating the Shilas.
General Secretary of Teerth Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai expressed his gratitude to the Janakpur temple, Government of Nepal and the people of Nepal for dedicating the rock.
The Nepalese delegation included Anamika Nidhi, wife of former Deputy PM Bimalendra Nidhi, top Nepali Congress leader Dharmendra Kumar Nidhi, Mayor of Janakpur Manoj Shah, successor of Janaki Mandir Ramroshan Das, Ayushi Raya Nidhi, Dr Aviral Nidhi and others.

The Shilas, which weigh 40 tons, are about six lakh years old. While the weight of one Shila is 26 the weight of the other one is 14 tons. These rocks were removed under the supervision of archaeological experts.
Treasurer of Teerth Kshetra Trust Govind Dev Giri and Mahant Dinendra Das also welcomed Shaligram Shilas with flowers. These stones have been kept at Ramsevakpuram in Ayodhya through cranes amidst tight security. (UNI)

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