The World’s Most Expensive Ramayana Graces Ayodhya’s Ceremony
In a momentous occasion leading up to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at the under-construction Ram Temple in Ayodhya, a spectacular edition of the Ramayana has been revealed, representing the epitome of craftsmanship and luxury. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the book’s design is an artistic reflection of the three floors of the magnificent temple. The outer box, made of American walnut wood, houses the exclusive edition, where the cover boasts imported material and the ink, sourced from Japan, is organic.
The uniqueness of this edition extends to its pages, made from French-made, acid-free, patented paper, ensuring durability and exclusivity. Each page is a canvas of distinct designs, promising readers a new and enchanting experience. The elaborate presentation seeks to captivate readers with its singular designs, setting it apart as the world’s most expensive Ramayana.
As the Pran Pratishtha ceremony approaches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to perform rituals, and Lakshmikant Dixit and a team of priests will conduct the main rituals. Sati, the custodian of this exquisite Ramayana edition, expressed the grandeur of the book, stating its worth at ₹1.65 lakh. Notably, he emphasized its longevity, asserting that the book, crafted to endure for 400 years, can be enjoyed by four generations.
Shankaracharya Swami Sadanand Saraswati reflected on the significance of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, highlighting the enduring struggles over the past 400-500 years. He noted the persistence and efforts leading to this historic moment, emphasizing the resilience against invaders who attacked and attempted to dismantle the rich religious heritage of Ayodhya. The unveiling of the world’s most expensive Ramayana adds a touch of opulence to the spiritual and cultural revival taking place in Ayodhya.