Ayodhya: Lord Ram Lalla idol's face unveiled ahead of the grand consecration ceremony of Ram Temple event in Ayodhya on Friday. The idol was placed in the sanctum sanctorum amid chanting of prayers on Thursday.
The 51-inch idol depicts Lord Ram as a five-year-old child in a standing posture. The idol, made of black stone, is sculpted by Mysuru-based artist Arun Yogiraj.
The idol carries various religious symbols including Om, Chakra, Sankh, Gada, Swastik, Ganesh, Hanuman and Kamala Nayan. Another pictures was released earlier on Friday wherein the statue carved in black stone could be seen with its eyes covered with a yellow cloth.
The installation of the idol of Lord Ram in the sanctum sanctorum or 'Garbha Griha' of the Ram temple was performed amid chanting of prayers. The upcoming 'Pran Pratishtha' event, scheduled for January 22, will witness the presence of over 7,500 eminent guests, including more than 4,000 saints, and the attendance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.