Indian PM Modi hails musical odes to Lord Ram
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised Indian singer Sooryagayathri's rendition of the popular devotional song 'Shi Ramchandra Kripalu' saying that it is sure to fill everyone with devotional ahead of the Pran Pratistha ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22.
The post comes as the latest of a series of posts in which the PM shared bhajans and devotional songs from various artists. In another post, he shared a song by Indian singer Osman Mir.
On Tuesday, the PM also showered praises on popular singer Hariharan's devotional song 'Sabne Tumhein Pukara Shree Ram Ji'
Taking to X, PM Modi shared the song which he captioned in Hindi, "This Ram Bhajan decorated with the wonderful tunes of Hariharan ji is going to immerse everyone in the devotion of Lord Shri Ram. You too must enjoy this beautiful bhajan."
Expressing happiness on receiving praise from PM Modi, singer Hariharan told ANI, "This is an old song, I sung this around 20-25 years ago... I was really surprised that PM Modi wrote about this song and the entire country is listening to it."
The singer also revealed that he has received the invitation for the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony in Ayodhya.
"I got the invitation to visit Ayodhya on January 22 and I will be visiting Ayodhya with a friend of mine. I have met PM Modi and have sung songs at some of his functions but the way he has described my song has given me goosebumps, I am really happy..." he added.
The preparations are underway for the Pran Pratishtha event, which is expected to draw dignitaries and ordinary people from all walks of life.
Prime Minister Modi will preside over the 'Pran Pratishtha' of the Ram Lalla's idol at the grand temple. The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has decided to enthrone Ram Lalla at the sanctum-sanctorum of the shrine at noon on January 22.
The birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya holds great spiritual, historical, and cultural significance for the people.
The trust has also invited 4,000 saints for the ceremony.