Telangana/Hyderabad, Jan 22 (Hydnow): The Ayodhya Ram temple’s Pran Pratishtha (consecration) was celebrated across the State on Monday.
People from all walks of life took part in processions carrying replicas of Ram Lalla while prayers were held from early morning to mark the occasion.
In Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, and Kumram Bheem Asifabad district and Mandal centres, people sported saffron attires and chanted ‘Jai Sriram’ while carrying flags and wearing tilak on their foreheads.
A festive atmosphere prevailed in the towns and rural parts too where temples were decorated with flowers and illuminated with lamps. Traffic restrictions were imposed to ensure free passage of the processions. Managements of several private schools declared holiday in view of the processions and congregation of devotees.
Voluntary organisations arranged food and refreshments for participants of the processions.
In the erstwhile karimnagar district, lanes and bylanes reverberated with “jai Sriram” slogans with the people performing pujas in their houses across the district. Besides cleaning their houses, people performed special pujas and lit five lamps. Processions were also taken out holding saffron flags.
Special pujas were also performed in temples. Besides decorating the shrines with attractive flowers and lighting, Annadana programmes (free meal distribution) were also conducted in shrines.
A 3D painter from Manthani drew a 3D picture of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita at his house. An artist from yellareddypet of Rajanna-Sircilla, Shyamanthula Anil made Ayodhya temple by using pumpkins and carrots
In the erstwhile Medak district, devotees took out rallies while all the temples were decked up by colourlfully illuminating them. The priests pefromed Abhishekham, villages across the district set up LED screens close to the temples to watch the programme.
MLAs and other elected representatives participated in rallies and attended the rituals in the temples in their respective constituencies. (Hydnow)
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