Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikant Among The Invitees At The Ram Temple Inauguration

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikant Among The Invitees At The Ram Temple Inauguration

Lucknow, January 13 (TNA) With just eight days left for the much-awaited inauguration of the temple of Shri Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22, the guest list for the grand religious event is almost finalised, officials said on Sunday. Every special and general section of the society will be represented in the life consecration ceremony of Ramlala, he added.

A little over seven thousand guests including four thousand Dharmacharyas, over three thousand households and others have been classified into various categories. There will be a host of familiar faces along with big names. 300 workers who participated in the creation of the temple and the beggars who donated will also be present as guests. Around 50 celebrities honored with Padma awards will also come. 60 family members of martyred Kar Sevaks will also be present.

The process of inviting guests for the ceremony is in the final stages. The invitation letter has reached most of the special and common guests. Others are being sent. January 15 has been fixed as the last date for this work. Senior officials of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and VHP have been entrusted with the responsibility of extending invitations to the guests on behalf of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

Anup Jalota, Anuradha Paudwal, Kailash Kher, Maithili Thakur, Kanhaiya Mittal, Swati Mishra from the art field, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Sudhir Aggarwal from the judicial field.

The Trust has placed four thousand religious leaders of 125 saint traditions in one category. These include the Shankaracharyas of the four Peeths Jyotirmath, Govardhan, Sharda and Shringeri along with representatives of 13 Akharas of Sanyasi and Vairagis and Mahamandaleshwar. Prominent saints of Sikh, Jain and Buddhist religions are also included in it.

Apart from this, members of Swami Narayan tradition, Art of Living and Gayatri Parivar have been listed. 200 trustees of all the famous monasteries and temples of the country including Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Kashi Vishwanath Temple will also witness the ceremony. 350 local saints of Ayodhya have been included separately.

The Trust has selected more than three thousand householders from different areas. There are about 350 retired judges and lawyers in it. Apart from this, art world, film world, industry, military field, literature, sports, media, medicine, politics, scientists, philanthropy and theatere are included. Many celebrities from all these fields have been invited. A separate list of many top officials of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other affiliated organizations including Vishwa Hindu Parishad has been made.

ISRO Director Nilesh Desai, from the film industry Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Kangana Ranaut, Asha Bhosle, Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, Nitish Bhardwaj, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ravindra Jain and Prasoon Joshi have been invited. Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Chandrasekaran, SN Subramaniam from the industry, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, archer Deepika Kumari, Gopichand from the sports world.

The News Agency