Ayodhya, Jan 10: As the approaching consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple draws near, devotees are sparing no effort to enhance the grand event's divine atmosphere. Similarly, an antique enthusiast from Odisha is preparing to dispatch a bow and arrow for Lord Ram ahead of the scheduled consecration ceremony on January 22.
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Crafted by Sudarshan Sahoo, the antique collector, the bow and arrow named 'Mayurkanthia' measure 2 feet in length, 1.5 feet in width, and weigh approximately 2 kg, entirely made of copper. Sahoo expressed, "I have christened the bow and arrow as 'Mayurkanthia,' with intricate carvings resembling a peacock's beak design. I intend to dedicate this unique creation to Lord Ram."
With the upcoming consecration ceremony of the Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya, gifts from various corners of the country are pouring in. A weaver family from Bargarh in Odisha, for instance, has meticulously woven a special saree exclusively for the ceremony. Dushyant, the master craftsman, employed the age-old weaving art locally known as 'Sambalpuri Bandha Kala' to create the saree, incorporating the concept of 'Ram Setu.'