Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Ahead of the Ayodhya ceremony, Mumbai Shivaji Park shines with a replica Ram Temple, Some States Declared Public Holiday

As anticipation grows for the approaching Pran Pratishtha celebration at Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, Shivaji Park in Mumbai has been decorated with lights and a copy of the temple. This replica lights the park to commemorate the historic event. The Pran Pratishtha ritual, which signifies the installation of Lord Ram’s idol, is slated for January 22. Vedic ceremonies for the event began on January 16.

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The entire country is anticipating the spectacular unveiling of the Ram temple in the holy city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on January 22. Massive preparations are underway for the ‘pran-pratishtha’ celebration, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the prime guest. Thousands of individuals, including saints, politicians, and celebrities, have been invited to the highly anticipated occasion.

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Amid the expectation, the central government announced on Thursday that all government offices across the country will be closed for half a day. Several state governments have designated public holidays or half-days in their respective states.

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List of states proclaiming a holiday on January 22:

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the shutdown of all educational institutions in the state on January 22. Liquor outlets will also be closed.


All government offices in Gujarat will be closed for half a day on January 22 to commemorate the dedication of the Ram temple.


Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai stated on Thursday that all government offices will be closed till 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

Madhya Pradesh

All schools will be closed on January 22, and government offices will be closed for half a day until 2:30 p.m. Additionally, a dry day has been declared in the state.


All schools across the state will remain closed. A dry day has also been declared by the state administration.


All government offices in Odisha, as well as the revenue and magisterial courts, would be closed for half a day till 2:30 p.m.


The Assam government has announced a half-day for all government agencies and educational institutions until 2:30pm.


All government offices in Uttarakhand will be closed for half a day until 2:30pm, and educational institutions will be closed for the entire day.


On Friday, the Maharashtra government declared a public holiday for January 22.


The Rajasthan government has declared a half-day vacation for government offices across the state.


All government offices and educational institutions in Goa will close for the day.


Tripura’s government offices and educational institutions would stay closed till 2:30pm, according to a state government directive.


The Haryana government has declared a half-day vacation for government agencies and educational institutions.


The Chandigarh union territory government has announced the shutdown of all offices on January 22.


On Friday, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy proclaimed a public holiday in the union territory.

Banks will remain closed on January 22.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has issued a directive instructing all banks to remain closed for half a day on Monday in honor of the historic event in Ayodhya. According to the decree, all public sector banks (PSBs), insurance firms, financial institutions, and regional rural banks would be closed until 2:30 p.m.

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