HSS (UK) welcomes the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on 22nd January 2024.

Following a long struggle of over 500 years, the Pran Pratishta (the consecration) ceremony of Shri Ram is finally here. We are honoured to stand alongside 200+ Dharmic organisations in the UK as proud signatories of a declaration, which extends a warm welcome to this historic event. 

The Declaration states: 

We, the representatives of the Dharmic communities in the United Kingdom, are delighted to welcome the inauguration ceremony of the temple of Sri Ram (Ram Mandir) in Ayodhya, India on 22nd January 2024. 

Sri Ram is revered as the embodiment of Dharmic traditions across the globe and is an enduring symbol of Hindu/Indic civilisation. The consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the sacred birthplace of Sri Ram, is a historic moment which marks the calumniation of five centuries of dedicated efforts by countless devotees. 

We also acknowledge the key role played by the Honourable Supreme Court of India, whose unanimous verdict has allowed for the construction of this Mandir. It will be one of the largest spiritual shrines in the world, bringing joy to millions of pilgrims throughout India, and the global Indian diaspora. 

As we approach this auspicious occasion, we hope households in the United Kingdom will celebrate this home-coming of Sri Ram to Ayodhya as a festival of Diwali. May this Mandir serve as a luminous beacon of hope, and peaceful co-existence to echo the ideals of ‘Ram Rajya’, amongst the communities across the wider world.