Cardiff Hindu community celebrates Ram Mandir inauguration

Wednesday 24th January 2024 02:13 EST

Cardiff’s Sanatan Mandir joined the worldwide Hindus to celebrate the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Mandir, Ayodhya.
In a packed two-day programme (21 and 22 January 2024), Sanatan Mandir's exterior was decorated with colourful lights.  The décor inside was equally impressive with Annakot displayed; large posters of Ram Darbar adorned the three floors of the Mandir.
The proceedings started with invoking the 108 names of Lord Rama, the spiritual vibes of which resonated throughout the Mandir.  The blissful chanting of Ram Dhun followed this. Ram bhajans were also sung including reciting Hanuman Chalisa. Little girls performed the divine Lord’s dance. Devotees lighted 108 diyas followed by Prasad cooked by our volunteers.
In attendance were Mr Raj Aggarwal, OBE, Honorary Consul for India and Christopher Norman, Headteacher of Willows High School
On Monday, 22nd January, A special puja was conducted by Pandit to coincide with the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla held in Ayodhya. 

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