To perform prayers in front of the idol of Ram Lalla in the newly erected temple in Ayodhya, more than seven lakh pilgrims flocked to the city on Tuesday, which caused the security precautions to be thrown into overdrive. As a result of the situation, which was similar to a stampede, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was required to rush to Ayodhya within forty-five minutes in order to provide senior officials with guidance on how to deal with the increasing number of people.

Even though devotees had gathered not just from various regions of Uttar Pradesh but also from neighboring states in India, there were only about 8,000 police officers available to keep the gathering under control. For the purpose of bringing the situation under control, the Principal Secretary for Home Affairs and the Director General for Law and Order were dispatched.

In spite of the biting cold, vast throngs of devotees took a swim in the Saryu river on Wednesday, and they began offering darshan beginning at 6:15 in the morning. This marked an improvement in the situation. While this is going on, the borders of Ayodhya town have been sealed, and bus services from Lucknow and other places to Ayodhya have been temporarily banned in order to prevent the influx of devotees reaching the city. This is being done in order to control the entry of devotees into the premises of the temple. Several entry gates are being staffed in order to perform frisking and provide permission to enter.


Yogi Adityanath, the Indian Chief Minister, has urged devotees to be patient with the process. As a result of the growing number of people in Ayodhya, he has advised that devotees who are traveling from outside the state postpone their trip to the city by at least ten days. As devotees poured in from as far away as Chennai, Nashik, Bhopal, Rameshwaram, Kolkata, Guwahati, Haridwar, and Jaipur, the reporters from India TV discovered a sea of humanity on Ram Path, the major thoroughfare leading to the temple. They found devotees from all over the world.

Huge groups of devotees had collected in queues that stretched from the four major gates of the Ram temple all the way up to Lata Mangeshkar Chowk because they wanted to enter the shrine.Alongside the newly consecrated idol that sits on the golden throne, the little idol of Ram Lalla, which is 75 years old, has been placed. Tuesday morning was the day that Ramanandi’s ritual of performing the first ‘aarti’ of Ram Lalla was carried out.

The rites that need to be conducted on a daily basis for Bhog, Prasad, and Aarti have been outlined in comprehensive detail in a new guidebook that is 47 pages long. A large number of devotees were expected to arrive in Ayodhya in order to get a “darshan” of the Ram Lalla statue that was being constructed in the new temple, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a sneaking suspicion that this would happen.


Every devotee should be able to have a calm “darshan” of Lord Ram’s idol, thus he had pleaded with the public two days before to refrain from coming to Ayodhya in automobiles or on foot. Instead, they should organize their visit to Ayodhya by taking their time. A collecting of crowds was an inevitable conclusion, however, given the enormous spike of enthusiasm among millions of Indians who were anxious to visit the shrine.


It has only been a few days since the temple was constructed, and the Pran Pratistha ceremonies, which are considered to be consecration rituals, took place on Monday. At the most recent moment, all of the plans that were made in Ayodhya were made. The administration of the state was unaware of any potential gaps in planning that may have occurred with regard to the surge of enormous masses or the measures that may be implemented to regulate the situation.

Senior state authorities were completely unaware of this information. Because of this, a situation similar to a stampede occurred, and devotees as well as the local authority were forced to deal with numerous challenges. After witnessing the rise of crowds in Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath promptly got a helicopter, examined the scene within forty-five minutes, and then sat with top officials to determine how to put the situation under control. He deserves credit for his actions. This is Yogi’s regular method of working, which members of the general public in UP find appealing.


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