For the first time, devotees will be allowed to attend 'Aarti' during Ram Navmi celebrations on the Ram Janmabhoomi premises next month. The arrangements are being made to shift the Ram Lalla idols to a place 200 metres from the present makeshift temple, Financial Express reported.
Mahant Satendra Das, who has been a priest at the Ram Janmabhoomi since 1992, before the Babri Masjid was brought down, said they can make better arrangements with the new allocation of funds.
According to media reports, Mahant Das said, "This year, the devotees can see the aarti on Ram Navmi. The idols are being shifted to a new place (250-300 metre from the existing place) on March 25. Every month, the offerings come to the tune of Rs 10 lakh, but we used to get only Rs 51,000. With the increased budget, the quantity of 'Prasad' will also be more this year."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present on occasion, and he is likely to carry one of the idols. "If he wants to carry the idol, we have no problem. He can do it. The idols will be shifted while chanting the Swasti Vachan mantra," Das said.
Concerning about Coronavirus, District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said, "Ram Navmi will be celebrated as per tradition and with requited care and precautions. The administration will issue a timely advisory for people and take all necessary care of the health of visiting devotees."