On Tuesday, a massive crowd poured in to seek the blessings of Lord Ram in Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir Temple. After the spectacle inauguration of the Ram Janmabhoomi by PM Modi on Monday, the gates were swung open to the general public on Tuesday.
However, tens of thousands of devotees flocked to the temple on Tuesday morning, which compelled the temple management to temporarily stop the people from darshan. The gates were re-opened at 2 p.m. With the massive influx, separate gates for entry and exit were introduced, and a separate line for women was added.
Many devotees had been lining up since 4 a.m. in temperatures below 8 degrees. It became difficult for security personnel to manage the crowd, with at least one person fainting in the commotion. The historic occurrence of the public inauguration of the temple, which continues to attract devotees, represents profound devotion and the culmination of a journey spanning centuries.
According to reports, more than 100,000 devotees are expected to visit the temple each day for the next few months. The police urged people to avoid overcrowding the temple for the next few days.