Updated December 18th, 2023 at 23:45 IST
5000 diamond, 2kg silver: Ram Mandir necklace goes VIRAL ahead of temple inauguration
Surat diamond merchant crafts unique Ram Mandir necklace using 5000 diamonds, 2kg silver | SEE PICS
Ahead of the much-awaited Ram Mandir inauguration, a diamond merchant from Gujarat's diamond hub, Surat, has unveiled a unique necklace at the Sarasana Jewelry Expo, dedicated to the theme of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Crafted with precision and adorned with 5,000 American diamonds and 2 kilograms of silver, the necklace features intricately designed idols of Lord Ram, Lakshman, Sita, and Hanuman, along with the regal Ram Darbar.
Surat-based Rasesh Jewelers spearheaded this initiative, bringing together the expertise of more than 40 skilled artisans who spent 30 days to meticulously craft the exquisite design. The result is a two-kilogram masterpiece that seamlessly combines traditional craftsmanship with a profound sense of devotion, capturing the essence of the revered Ram Darbar. News agency ANI has tweeted the video from the expo. Take a look below.
About Sarasana Jewelry Expo
The Sarasana Jewelry Expo served as the grand stage for this artistic creation, showcasing the blend of precious metals and gemstones that define Surat's dedication to both artistry and religious heritage. The exhibition not only highlighted the technical prowess of the artisans but also portrayed a unique tradition where the divine is brought to life through the brilliance of diamonds, gold, and silver.
"The Ram Darbar and idols will be sent to Ayodhya, contributing to the grandeur of the Ram Temple. We wanted to pay our respects through our art and craftsmanship," shared the artisans involved in the project. This act of devotion and creativity reflects the deep-seated cultural and religious ethos of Surat, where art becomes a medium to express reverence and contribute to the larger cultural tapestry. The exhibition not only served as a visual delight but also emphasized the city's commitment to preserving and celebrating its religious heritage.
Ram Mandir Inauguration: All about the day of 'Pran Pratishtha'
PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Ram Mandir for the devotees in a grand ceremony on January 22, 2024. The government has invited around 6,000 eminent dignitaries from across the country for the occasion. While the Uttar Pradesh administration is expecting a huge rush of devotees on inauguration day, Champat Rai, Ram Mandir Trust Secretary warned people with constitutional protocols to avoid travelling to Ayodhya on 22 January as they would not be able to serve them.
"Any such person who has a constitutional protocol with them is requested to not to come to Ayodhya on the day of 'Pran Pratishtha'. Chief ministers, governors, ambassadors, and anyone who has a constitutional protocol with them, we will not be able to look after them on January 22 and local administration will also not be able to do that," he told news agency ANI.
Published December 18th, 2023 at 21:20 IST
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