Ayodhya: The Pran Pratishta ceremony at Ayodhya’s Ram temple is set to commence with a musical rendition, ‘Mangal Dhwani.’ This event will showcase 50 exquisite musical instruments from various states, harmonizing together to create a divine melody for two hours.
Scheduled to kick off at 10 am, the ‘Mangal Dhwani’ spectacle will feature performances by instruments such as the flute, dholak, pakhawaj, algoza, sundari, and mardal, each representing different regions of the country. Orchestrated by Ayodhya’s renowned poet, Yatindra Mishra, and supported by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, this divine musical presentation aims to symbolize the rich and diverse traditions of Bharat.
The ensemble of instruments includes the pakhawaj, flute, and dholak from Uttar Pradesh; veena from Karnataka; algoja from Punjab; sundari from Maharashtra; mardala from Odisha; santoor from Madhya Pradesh; pung from Manipur; nagada and kali from Assam; and tambura from Chhattisgarh.
Shehnai from Delhi, Ravanahatha from Rajasthan, Shrikhol and Sarod from West Bengal, Ghatam from Andhra Pradesh, Sitar from Jharkhand, Santar from Gujarat, Pakhawaj from Bihar, Hudka from Uttarakhand and Nagaswaram, Tavil and Mridangam from Tamil Nadu will also be included in the grand musical rendition.