JANUARY 20, 2024
In a post on social media platform X, Prime Minister Modi highlighted that the Pran Pratishtha event serves as a poignant reminder for people across the country, evoking incidents related to the life of Lord Ram.
In a noteworthy commendation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Bihar-based singer Maithili Thakur for her rendition of a song on Maa Shabri, who, according to the Ramayan, had offered half-eaten fruit to Shri Ram during his exile. Expressing his admiration, PM Modi shared on X, “The occasion of Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya is reminding my family members across the country of every incident related to the life and ideals of Lord Shri Ram. One such emotional incident is related to Shabari. Listen to how Maithili Thakur ji has put it in her melodious tunes.”
Maa Shabri, renowned for her unwavering devotion to Lord Ram, is remembered for offering half-eaten fruits to the deity during his exile, as depicted in the Ramayana. In a related context, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on the Ayodhya Ram Temple and a stamp book dedicated to Lord Ram, featuring designs that encompass elements such as the Ram Temple, the verse ‘Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari,’ the sun, the Saryu River, and sculptures within the temple.
The collection of six commemorative stamps includes representations of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj, and Maa Shabri—each embodying significant figures and symbols associated with the narrative of Lord Ram. As anticipation builds for the Pran Pratishtha program of the Ram Mandir on January 22, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath highlights its significance, viewing it as an opportunity to showcase the state’s rich hospitality culture.