Renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj’s idol of Ram Lalla chosen for Ayodhya’s grand temple

Renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj's idol of Ram Lalla chosen for Ayodhya's grand temple
Renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj's idol of Ram Lalla chosen for Ayodhya's grand temple

The temple trust held a meeting to conduct voting for the selection of the idol of Lord Ram Lalla, which was finalized recently in Ayodhya.

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi revealed that the idol for the grand Ram temple, carved by the acclaimed sculptor Arun Yogiraj from Karnataka, will be the one adorning the temple. Joshi announced this information on social media along with a picture of Yogiraj standing beside the idol of Lord Ram.

The consecration ceremony of the Ram temple is scheduled for January 22, and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also expressed happiness, congratulating sculptor Arun Yogiraj and expressing pride in the selection of Lord Ram’s idol for installation in Ram Mandir.

Yogiraj’s mother Saraswathi expressed immense joy on the selection of her son’s idol for installation in the Sri Rama Mandir of Ayodhya, mentioning her desire to witness the sculpture’s crafting but being told she would be present on the day of the installation.

Bimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, a trustee of Ram Janmbhoomi Teertha Kshetra, confirmed the completion of the idol selection process during the trust’s recent meeting. Mishra explained the captivating nature of the chosen idol, mentioning that it immediately draws people’s attention.

Champat Rai, the secretary of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, played a crucial role in the decision-making process. Rai had previously announced that an idol of a 51-inch-tall Lord Ram resembling a five-year-old Ram Lalla would be picked from three designs, emphasizing the divine and childlike appearance as significant factors.