Ayodhya: The annual ‘Ram Baraat’ is scheduled to take place on November 21, from Ayodhya to Janakpur in Nepal. The celebration is expected to be a grandeur because of the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi land.
The event is organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). During the event, the deity’s ‘baraat’ (marriage procession) will be from Ayodhya to Janakpur (Nepal) with two decorated chariots and also the youths will be dressed up as Ram, Bharat and Lakshman.
The procession will reach Janakpur on November 28, the hometown of Sita Devi. As per ancient customs. no women will be allowed to join the ‘baraat’.
The ‘baraat’ will move through Ghazipur, Chhapra, Patna and Sitamarhi and will halt at a few places.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have been invited to attend the marriage in Janakpur on December 1,” said Sharad Sharma, VHP spokesperson.
The royal families of Nepal have also been invited.
The baraat will stay at Janakpur for three days. On November 29, ‘Tilakotsav’ will be held at Dashrath Temple of Janakpur. Next day a ‘Kanya Pujan’ is scheduled followed by ‘Ramlila’, ‘Dhanush Yagya’ and ‘Jaimala’ on December 1.
‘Kalewa’ is on December 2 after which the ‘baraat’ will proceed on its return journey via Gorakhpur and is expected to reach Ayodhya on December 3.
The ‘baraat’ has become an annual ritual after it was taken for the first time in the year 2004.