On Monday 22nd January Bhaktivedanta Manor joined in the global celebration of Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya and the inauguration of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple.
The Manor opened up the opportunity for thousands of pilgrims to offer flowers to the special utsav (festive) deities of Sita, Rama Laxman and Hanuman in an electric atmosphere filled with ecstatic kirtan.
The main deities of Sita Rama Laxman and Hanuman on the Manor’s shrine there have been worshipped there since 1981.
“We mark the legacy of Sri Rama and His teachings on dharma and sacrifice. Lord Rama is the beacon of righteousness, spiritual truth and morality and through his example we pray that the world will be ennobled by his example”, said a spokesperson for Bhaktivedanta Manor.
To celebrate the momentous occasion, ISKCON in northern India has been distributing 10,000 plates of prasad every day within the Temple’s region. Devotees served to people of all faiths and backgrounds in a joyous mood.