The child form of Lord Shri Ram and the idol of Mother Sita are to be made from 2 huge Shaligram stones, 60 million years old, found from the Kali Gandaki river of Nepal. The idol of Ramlala will be of a child form of 5 to 5 and a half feet.
The height of the idol is being fixed in such a way that the sun’s rays fall directly on Ramlala’s forehead on the day of Ram Navami. These stones have been sent to Nepal for Ayodhya for the Shri Ram temple being built in Ayodhya. Wherever these stones are coming out, people are reaching there to touch them and have darshan.
Shila’s Rudrabhishek was done on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Galeshwar Mahadev Temple. Placing these stones on two trucks, they have left for Ayodhya on Monday, 30 January. They will enter Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on 31 January 2023 via Gopalganj via Bihar of India from Nepal.
Shila will reach Gorakhpur at 4 pm, will be welcomed at these places
From there via Kushinagar via Jagdishpur will reach Gorakhpur by 4 pm. Before these stones reach Gorakhpur, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the workers and the general public. On entering Gorakhpur, the Yatra will be accorded a grand welcome at Kusmi.
After this, the Yatra will be strongly welcomed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and people of various social and religious organizations at Gautam Gurung Square, Mohaddipur Square, University Square, Traffic Square, Dharamshala Bazar near Tarang Crossing, near Gorakhnath Temple Overbridge.
Shila will leave for Ayodhya from Gorakhpur on February 1
After reaching the Gorakhnath temple, the stones will be welcomed and worshiped at the Hindu Sevashram of revered saints. After this, all the people involved in the yatra will have food and rest in the temple. The next day, on the morning of February 1, after worshiping the yatra with rituals, they will be sent to Ayodhya by Goraksh Peethadhishwar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
This is the mythological belief of Shaligram stones
According to the scriptures, Lord Vishnu is believed to reside in Shaligram. The marriage of Mother Tulsi and Lord Shaligram is also mentioned in mythological texts. The stones of Shaligram are found only in the Gandaki river. On the way to the Himalayas, water collides with the rock and breaks these stones into small pieces. It is believed that in the house where Shaligram is worshipped, happiness, peace and mutual love prevails there. Along with this, the grace of Goddess Lakshmi also remains.