Ram temple chief priest’s strong reaction after Ram Lalla idol photo leaked online: ‘Should be investigated’

Om Sharma
By Om Sharma 3 Min Read

JANUARY 20, 2024


“In the wake of the leaked photo of Ram Lalla from the sanctum sanctorum just before the consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22, officials are experiencing a heightened sense of panic and urgency, prompting concerns over the sanctity and security of the sacred event.”


Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, expressed strong concern and reacted sharply on Saturday following the public release of the first image of the new Ram Lalla idol, as anticipation heightened for the consecration ceremony at the Ayodhya temple on January 22.

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Acharya Satyendra Das, commenting on the Ram temple ceremony, emphasized the significance of the ongoing prana pratishtha rituals for the new idol. He expressed concern over the premature revelation of the idol with open eyes, stating, “The eyes will not open before the pran pratishtha… If such an image is appearing, an investigation should be conducted to determine who did it.”

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Amidst rising concerns among officials following the leaked photo of Ram Lalla from the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi sanctum sanctorum before the consecration of the Ram temple, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is actively contemplating decisive actions against the culprits responsible for the unauthorized disclosure of the sacred image of Ram Lalla.


In response to the viral photo of the Ram Lalla idol, the trust suspects construction officials’ involvement and is gearing up to take action against those responsible for leaking the sacred image, expressing deep concern over the potential breach of privacy and security.

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The 51-inch idol, meticulously crafted by sculptor Arun Yogiraj of Mysuru, found its sacred place in the Ram Janmabhoomi temple’s sanctum sanctorum on Thursday afternoon, arriving on a truck the previous night. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to grace the ‘pran-pratishtha’ ceremony on January 22, marking the consecration of the Lord Ram idol, with the temple scheduled to open its doors to the public on January 23. The ceremony, commencing at 12:20 pm and concluding at 1 pm, will be followed by Modi’s address to a gathering of over 7,000 people, with millions anticipated to witness the historic event live on television.

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