Nagpur: As part of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony for Lord Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, the Shri Mahalakshmi Jagdamba Mandir in Maharashtra’s Koradi has commenced the preparation of 6,000 kg of halwa. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, present at the event, revealed that this initiative was led by Maharashtra Legislative Council Member Chandrashekhar Bawankule, and renowned Chef Vishnu Manohar has taken charge of the preparation.
Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, Mr. Fadnavis mentioned, “Today at Nagpur’s historic Koradi mandir, 6,000 kg halwa is being prepared as prasad to mark Lord Ram’s arrival in Ramjanbhoomi and the Pran Pratishtha event of Lord Ram Lalla. Chandrashekhar Bawankule has led this initiative, and renowned Chef Vishnu Manohar has taken this up.”
Highlighting the uniqueness of the effort, he shared, “The world’s largest kadahi, called Hanuman Kadahi, has been specially made for this initiative.” The Deputy Chief Minister noted that the ingredients for the halwa weighed 7,000 kg, setting a new record for prasad preparation.
While addressing the media, Mr. Fadnavis mentioned the plans for the kadahi after its use in Maharashtra. “After seven days, this kadahi will be sent to Ayodhya, and prasad will be made in it for Shri Ram Lalla. I would like to request everyone to have this prasad in the afternoon.”
Devotees across the country are eagerly awaiting the grand Pran Pratishtha occasion in Ayodhya, where Vedic rituals began on January 16, a week before the main ceremony. The premises of the Ram Temple echoed with Ram chants and bhajans as excited crowds filled every part of the holy city on this momentous day.
Special guests from various fields, including cricket, film, saints, politics, art, literature, and culture, have started arriving in Ayodhya for the ceremony, which is a significant milestone in the construction of the Ram Temple.