Ayodhya, Jan 22: Amidst elaborate preparations for the consecration ('pran pratistha') of the Lord Ram idol in Ayodhya, another temple dedicated to Lord Ram is set to be inaugurated in Odisha today.
A ceremony will mark the opening of the Ram Temple situated in Fatehgarh village at Nayagarh district, coinciding with the inaugural events of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Positioned atop a hill, this temple, constructed using 'Baulamala' stone, is surrounded by lush greenery.
Initiated in 2017, the temple, standing at a height of 165 feet, is located 1,800 feet above sea level in Fatehgarh. Over a span of seven years, more than 150 workers dedicated their efforts to its construction.
The historical significance of the Ram Temple in this district lies in the long-standing worship of Lord Govardhan on this mountain.
Moreover, during the 1912 Navakalebar of Lord Jagannath, Lord Sudharshan's tree was sourced from Fatehgarh. In commemoration of these events, villagers formed the Shri Ram Seva Parishad committee, with a social worker and Bhapur block vice-chairperson taking charge as its president, initiating the temple's construction.
The inauguration process is set to commence from January 21 onwards, with Puri Sankarachrya and the Maharaja among the invited dignitaries for the grand occasion. Invitations have also been extended to officials from various temples, including the renowned Jagannath temple in Puri.