In a momentous occasion for devotees of Lord Ram, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is set to take place on January 22, 2023. The event has garnered widespread attention, not just for its historical and spiritual significance but also for the esteemed personalities who have been invited to grace the occasion. Among them, several notable figures from the world of cricket have received invitations, adding a touch of sporting glory to this divine affair.
Cricket icons among the invited
As the excitement among Shree Ram devotees reaches its peak, the list of invitees includes some of India’s most beloved cricketers. The distinguished guests, comprising MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Venkatesh Prasad, stand honoured by invitation to partake in the sacred ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony.
India’s former skipper Dhoni recently became the fourth cricketer to be invited to the ‘Pran Pratistha’ ceremony and was personally handed the invitation by senior RSS functionary Dhananjay Singh at his residence in Ranchi.
“We handed over the invitation card to him (Dhoni) on behalf of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22,” Singh stated to PTI.
The involvement of cricketing icons in such a historic and spiritual event reflects the diverse and inclusive nature of the ceremony, bringing together people from various walks of life and has been warmly embraced by sports enthusiasts with open hearts and genuine affection.
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Symbolic presence at a historic event
The inclusion of cricketing legends in the guest list adds a unique dimension to the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. Beyond their achievements on the cricket field, these athletes hold a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians. Their presence at the event serves as a symbolic representation of unity and diversity, showcasing the harmonious blend of sports, spirituality, and culture.
Other notable personalities on the guest list
Apart from the cricketing trio, other luminaries who have received invitations include Bollywood stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and the young and dynamic Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Political figures such as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and popular actors like Dhanush, Ajay Devgn, Prabhas, Yash, and Arun Govil are also set to attend the historic ceremony.
- 1 Cricket icons among the invited
- 2 Symbolic presence at a historic event
- 3 Other notable personalities on the guest list