For generations, Ayodhya has resonated with religious significance, serving as the birthplace of Lord Ram and acted as a spiritual hub for millions worldwide. However, recent years have witnessed a remarkable transformation, with the city’s destiny intricately woven into the fabric of progress and development. The careful planning and execution of developmental initiatives have paved the way for the city’s resurgence, transforming it into a beacon of culture and prosperity.
On Monday, January 22, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Shri Ramlalla in the newly built Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya at around 12 noon. The ceremony will be attended by representatives of all major spiritual and religious sects of the country. The Prime Minister will address this distinguished gathering on the occasion.
On this special day, here is how Ayodhya has transformed through the eyes of its people.
According to a PIB release, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, a shop owner from Ayodhya, shared his story of prosperity after Ram Mandir construction. He said that before the temple construction, there was hardly any demand for his goods and his income was meagre. However, in recent times, Ayodhya became a hub of pilgrims and tourists, which increased the demand for his goods and subsequently his income has seen a surge. He further added that he used to make only ₹300-400 a day, but after the grand Ram temple was announced, his income soared to ₹1000-1500 a day.
Meanwhile, fintech company Paytm, also informed how its made-in-India Pocket Soundbox is revolutionizing the way merchants do business in Ayodhya. “Exploring Ayodhya with Paytm Here’s a sneak peek into how Made-in-India Pocket Soundbox has revolutionized the way merchants do business. Watch here!,” the company tweeted along with a short video.
In the video, a merchant can be seen speaking on the benefits of using Paytm Pocket Soundbox. He says that he gets notified as soon as the transaction gets completed and he gets to know that the money has been credited to his bank account.
As the city prepares to witness the historic inauguration, these testimonies echo the sentiments of a community that has embraced change with open arms.