South African spinner Keshav Maharaj has sent his regards and best wishes to the Hindu community on the auspicious occasion of the inauguration of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha,’ which is the ceremonial enthronement, of Hindu god Shree Ram’s idol at the grand temple in Ayudhya, a citry in the Uttar Pradesh state of India, took place on Monday, January 22, with the entire country celebrating the event.
May there be peace, harmony and spiritual enlightenment: Keshav Maharaj
Keshav Maharaj, who is a Hindu by religion, posted a video on his social media handles to wish the Hindu community in South Africa for the mega-event, hoping for peace and harmony among all.
“Namaste everyone. I just want to wish my Indian community in South Africa for the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya tomorrow. May there be peace, harmony and spiritual enlightenment to all. Jai Shri Ram.” Keshav Maharaj said in the video.
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Keshav Maharaj wishes everyone ahead of the Pran Pratishtha of Lord Rama in Ram Temple. pic.twitter.com/zU00hr7DgJ
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Maharaj has developed a fan-following among Indians and gets the headlines whenever he comes out to bat with the song ‘Ram Siya Ram’ playing in the background.
This first happened during the World Cup 2023 in India and then in home matches against India last month. Keshav Maharaj, who is currently leading the Durban Super Giants in the SA20 2024 competition, revealed that he would personally ask the ground DJ to play the ‘Ram Siya Ram’ song when he comes to bat.
“Obviously, something that I put forward to the media lady and requested that song to be played. For me, God has been my greatest blessing, giving me guidance and opportunity. So, it’s the least that I can do and it also just gets you in your zone. It’s a nice feeling walking out (into the ground) to hear ‘Ram Siya Ram’ playing in the background,” the spinner said.