Along with PM Modi, the event will have RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others as attendees. Business tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, and cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, along with Virat Kohli have also been invited to the event.
The Ram Mandir Trust also sent invitations to several opposition leaders. However, the Opposition bloc INDIA have decided to boycott the event, accusing the ruling BJP and PM Modi of “politicising” the event ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Pre-Pran Pratishtha rituals went on between January 16 and January 21. PM Modi is set to be the main ‘yajman‘ and will perform the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals, which are designed to infuse life into the idol of Ram Lalla. A team of priests, led by Lakshmikant Dixit, will oversee the main rituals.