Rajinikanth, the revered Tamil superstar, recently shared his profound experience at the Ayodhya Ram Mandir inauguration, emphasizing the spiritual significance over political nuances.
The actor was privileged to offer prayers to the Ram Lalla idol, joining a select group of dignitaries, including Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Rishab Shetty, and Amitabh Bachchan.
Upon his return to Chennai, Rajinikanth expressed his gratitude to have witnessed the historic event. In an interaction with the media, he shared, “I had a great darshan. After the Ram temple was opened, I was among the first 150 people to witness [the Ram Lalla idol], and it gave me immense happiness,” as reported by India Today.
Addressing the question of whether he perceived the inauguration as a spiritual or political event, Rajinikanth firmly stated, “For me, this is spirituality and not politics. Everyone can have different opinions, and it doesn’t have to match every time.”
In another interaction, he considered himself fortunate to be part of this momentous occasion. “It was a historic event, and I am very fortunate. Will definitely come to Ayodhya every year,” he expressed.
During the ceremony, Rajinikanth occupied the front row, engaging in conversations with officials. Post the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, the temple received a symbolic shower of petals from Army choppers. A video circulating online captured a brief exchange between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajinikanth, adding to the significance of the event.
Describing the architectural marvel of the Ram Mandir, it follows the traditional Nagara style, spanning 380 feet in length (east-west) and 250 feet in width, with a towering height of 161 feet. Adorned with 392 pillars and 44 doorways, the temple’s pillars and walls showcase intricate sculptures depicting various Hindu deities, gods, and goddesses. The construction stands as a testament to India’s rich cultural heritage.