Ayodhya Ram Temple: Hindus all over the world are eagerly waiting for the time on Monday when Ram Lala will be consecrated in the Ram temple. After a wait of more than 500 years, a grand Ram temple of Lord Ram is finally being built in Ayodhya, which will be inaugurated on January 22 with the consecration of Ram Lala. There is a lot of enthusiasm among Hindus all over the world. Events are being organized regarding Ram Temple in many places in America, while a big decision has been taken in Canada also.
The cities of Oakville and Brampton in Ontario, Canada have declared 22 January 2024 as Ayodhya Ram Mandir Day. This decision has been taken at a time when India’s relations with Canada have not been going well for the last several months. There is a tense atmosphere in both the countries. The proclamation issued by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said it will serve as an opportunity to honor and recognize the cultural and spiritual significance of this momentous occasion for the Hindu community.
The Hindu Canadian Foundation (HCF) has also put up billboards in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). People are taking selfies and getting photographed in front of these billboards. VJSC President Vijay Jain says on the occasion that it is a historic moment for all religious people around the world and they are celebrating it as another Diwali. At the same time, Vishwa Hindu Parishad Canada has been collaborating with temples across the country for several weeks. More than 115 such events are planned across Canada over the weekend and into Monday. “We are working with temples across the country to understand their plans and encourage them to celebrate this joyous occasion,” said Manish Puri of VHP Canada.
Tesla light show organized before Ram temple inauguration
Meanwhile, shortly before the grand inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, enthusiastic devotees organized an astonishing and innovative ‘Tesla Car Light Show’ dedicated to Lord Ram. More than 100 Tesla car owners, calling themselves “Ramji’s Squirrels of Greater Houston”, gathered at the Sri Guruvayurappan Krishna Temple on Friday evening for a ‘light show’. This ‘light show’ attracted the attention of hundreds of Ram devotees and passers-by in the surrounding areas. Behind the cars was a giant Ram Rath with a life-size oil painting of the temple and the loud music of “Jai Shri Ram” was giving the place a divine look and temple-like feel. Tesla car drivers used a key feature whereby the car’s headlights could be programmed to turn off and on at the same time.
(Including agency language input)