Many Indian personalities eagerly anticipate the grand inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. As the Hindustan Times recently reported, the legendary actor of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, has recently acquired a parcel of land in the city in anticipation. Bachchan, who has dubbed Ayodhya the “global spiritual capital,” plans to build a residence in the city.
Along the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, Bachchan has secured a plot in the prestigious seven-star plotted development, The Sarayu. The House of Abhinandan Lodha, a real estate firm based in Mumbai, has designed and constructed the project, which will be inaugurated on January 22. It is situated in close proximity to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, which is a mere 15 minutes away. According to reports, the actor reportedly paid INR145 million to acquire this “10,000 square foot” parcel of land.
Bachchan articulated his eagerness regarding the forthcoming undertaking, stating, “I eagerly anticipate commencing this endeavor with The House of Abhinandan Lodha for The Sarayu in Ayodhya, a city that possesses a unique and significant place in my sentiments.” Further, he emphasized the profound emotional attachment he has to the enduring spirituality and cultural abundance of Ayodhya, which surpasses all geographical limitations.
“This commences a sincere exploration of the essence of Ayodhya, a city where modernity and tradition coexist harmoniously to weave an emotional tapestry that profoundly resonates with me.” “I eagerly anticipate establishing myself in the spiritual capital of the world,” Bachchan continued. The anticipated completion date for the housing development is March 2028.
Invited to attend the consecration of the Ram Temple on January 22 are a number of prominent figures from the entertainment, political, and commercial spheres, including Bachchan. An extensive guest list includes notable individuals such as Rajinikanth, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ram Charan, Dipika Chikhalia, Arun Govil, and Kangana Ranaut, among others.
Commencing on January 16, the Pran Pratishtha, or consecration ceremony, of the Ram Lalla idol is anticipated to commence with a week-long ritual. In anticipation of the momentous occasion of the temple’s consecration, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had previously exhorted the nation to observe Diwali at home on January 22.