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Sunlight Adorns Ram Lalla: The Science Behind Ayodhya’s ‘Surya Tilak’

The historic occasion of Ram Navami witnessed a remarkable event at Ayodhya’s grand temple, where ‘Surya Abhishek’ illuminated Ram Lalla’s forehead precisely at noon, a phenomenon orchestrated with scientific precision. This innovative ritual, known as ‘Surya Tilak,’ marked Lord Ram’s birthday with a ray of sunlight, a first-time celebration in the temple’s history. Employing a combination of mirrors and lenses, a team of scientists directed sunlight onto the idol’s forehead, creating a spectacle that captivated devotees from around the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged this historic moment during an election rally, underscoring the significance of Ram Navami and the installation of Ram Lalla in the temple after centuries. As chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ reverberated across Ayodhya, devotees rejoiced in song and dance, marking a joyous occasion in the holy city. This technological marvel, facilitated by organizations like CSIR-Central Building Research Institute and DST-Indian Institute of Astrophysics, showcases the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity in Ayodhya’s festivities, culminating in a divine celebration of Lord Ram’s divine presence.