Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that attending the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Lord Shree Ram in Ayodhya is a “dream come true” for him.
Hailed as the ‘God of Cricket’ by his fans, Sachin Tendulkar made his presence felt at the Pran Pratishtha (consecration ceremony) of Ram Lalla on January 2022, which was held at the sanctum sanctorum of the Ayodhya temple. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the rituals and unveiled the lord Ram idol.
Along with Tendulkar, other cricketers who were seen were Anil Kumble, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithali Raj, and Venkatesh Prasad. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, too, had gotten invitations, but they have not yet been seen, until the time of writing.
Nothing bigger than taking the blessing of lord Ram: Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar caught up with journalist Navika Kumar of Times Now for a brief 40-second chat in which the batting great said that attending the consecration ceremony was a “special feeling” for him.
Tendulkar added, “I would say a dream come true for me, for millions and millions of people in our nation and across the globe.”
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The Ram temple in Ayodhya is built with an investment of INR 1800 crore, and it spans over 70 acres, with the main area covering 2.7 acres.
PM Modi led the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ rituals in Ayodhya on Monday. “It is a matter of great privilege to be part of this divine programme,” the prime minister tweeted earlier. As a symbolic gesture, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented a replica of the Ram temple to PM Modi.
Former India women’s captain Mithali Raj said: “I feel what one feels when they are at a very religious place…We all wanted this for a very long time and I feel it is a calling to be here on this big occasion. It’s a celebration and we are all happy to be here and be part of the celebration.”