Watch | Kerala Governor Arif Khan finds ’immense peace’ at Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir; ‘Feels great’ in presence of Lord Ram

Kerala Governor paid his respects before the idol of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya's Ram Mandir on May 8 while the chants of 'Jai Shree Ram' filled the air

Written By Fareha Naaz
First Published9 May 2024
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan during his visit to Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya paid obeisance to the deity on May 8.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan during his visit to Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya paid obeisance to the deity on May 8.(Kerala Governor X)

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has said that visiting the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya gives him immense peace.

Prior to paying homage at the grand temple, on Wednesday, May 8, he said, “I keep visiting Ayodhya. In January, I visited here twice before the Pran Prathishtha on January 22. I am a neighbour from Bahraich, so I keep coming here."

According to newswire ANI, the Kerala Governor added, "I have come here before also but now I will get a chance to have a formal darshan. It feels great to be here and it gives me immense peace. The entire country has celebrated this (Pran Pratishtha)."

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In a post on X, formerly twitter, Kerala Raj Bhawan stated, “Hon'ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan at Prabhu Shri Ram Temple Ayodhya.” The video with the post showed Kerala Governor bowing before the idol of Ram Lalla while the chant 'Jai Shree Ram' filled the air.

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The Ram Mandir opened its doors to the public following the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony that was held on January 22 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the inauguration of temple premises. The ceremony was attended by well acclaimed sports personalities, politicians and celebrities.

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During the release of the book "Ram Mandir, Rashtra Mandir - Ek Saajhi Virasat: Kuchh Ansuni Batein" in January, the Kerala Governor had stressed the need for an ideal figure like Lord Ram.

The Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir, standing as tall as 161 feet with a support of 392 pillars, was constructed in the traditional Nagara style. The intricately sculpted Ram Temple structure's width is 250 feet while its length is around 380 feet with 44 door openings.

(With inputs from ANI)

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