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The Long And Winding Road To Ayodhya


By Sankirtana Das (ACBSP)

The recent consecration of the new Rama Temple in Ayodhya, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, generated a flurry of articles and stories in the international media. The ceremony was met with great fanfare from Hindus around the world, although some Indian politicians and brahmins declined to attend for one reason or another. Reportedly, the ceremony put Moslems on edge in India and especially in Ayodhya. The ceremony included the installation of the Deity of L

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CNN-News18’s Aman Sharma reported live as the ISKCON Sri Rama Padayatra arrived in Ayodhya after a nearly 650 kilometer journey from Delhi which began last month.  This extraordinary journey of the bullock cart pilgrimage, which began on December 10th,  is just one part of ISKCON’s commitment to join many from around the world who are celebrating the opening of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Temple.

At every stop along the 41 day journey, the Padayatra devotees organized Sri Rama Katha along with

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By Rameshwar Tirth Das and Vasundhara Gupta 

ISKCON Ayodhya distributes prasadam to over 100,000 visitors on the on January 15th, 2024, the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Vinay Bhushan Chaitanya Das, the director of “Food for Life,” quoted Srila Prabhupada’s iconic words that no onewithin 10 miles of an ISKCON Temple should go to bed hungry.

ISKCON Ayodhya prepared 12 pavilions across the holy dham, the most important being the one at the famous Lata Mangeshkar Chowk, also known as Veena Chwok.

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As hundreds of thousands descend on Ayodhya for the grand opening of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on January 22, ISKCON has formerly inaugurated its festival tent in ceremonies and celebrations today in the presence or several senior ISKCON members.

The program commenced with invocation of mantras, offering of an arati to the Padayatra Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Srila Prabhupada.

This was followed by the opening of the month long yajnashala (fire sacrifice). Later all the leaders

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Invitation to Ram Mandir, Ayodhya


On January 22nd 2024, the momentous occasion of the installation of Lord Rama in the newly built Ram Mandir of Ayodhya will take place.

To mark the event, everyone is invited to participate remotely in the ceremony by taking darshan of the Kalash carrying Akshata (Holy Grains) from the Ayodhya Trust, which symbolises the invite to visit the temple in Ayodhya, either on the installation day itself or sometime in the future. The Akshata (Holy Grains) will be made available to those visiting for d

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The inauguration of Sri Rama temple will be a great and once in a life event and the most awaited event. Like our Caitanya Mahaprabhus 500th birth anniversary celebration.  

 At that time, we had Padayatra as a way of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the appearance Of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. We had Dwaraka to Mayapur padayatra that was also a once in a lifetime event and then padayatra never stopped it’s still going on and on.  

 So aligned to that Ayodhya Padayatra came to my mind. First

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Leading up to the much-anticipated temple opening in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024, ISKCON is organizing a series of events in Ayodhya and the rest of the country to take the teachings of Lord Rama to every household.

One notable example is ISKCON’s Sri Rama Padayatra which commenced its 41-day journey to Ayodhya from East of Kailash, Delhi with a grand inauguration in the presence of Smt Meenakshi Lekhi (Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Culture), Shri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey (Union Mi

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