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Ram Temple Consecration Occurrence: List of States that proclaimed ‘Dry Day’ on January 22

Here is a list of states which proclaimed a 'dry day' on January 22 during Lord Ram's consecration ceremony in Ayodhya.

The Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ on January 22 will bring together dignitaries and individuals from all backgrounds. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has agreed to enthrone Ram Lalla in the Ram Temple’s sanctum sanctorum at noon on January 22. The Vedic procedures for Ram Lalla’s Pran-Pratishtha ceremony at Ayodhya will commence on January 16, one week before the major event.

PM Modi undertakes an eleven-day fast ahead of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir event.

From January 14 to January 22, Ayodhya will be celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav. Ayodhya is the hometown of Lord Rama.

In view of Lord Ram’s consecration ritual (pran pratishtha) at Ayodhya on January 22, some states in the nation have decided to restrict the distribution of alcohol and meat.

The following states that it will be a ‘dry day’ on January 22nd

  • Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh Excise Authority has also issued orders prohibiting all liquor establishments from selling beverages on January 22nd. “You understand that on the 22nd of January 2024, the Pran Pratishtha ritual will take place in the Ram Mandir at Shri Ram’s home in Ayodhya. In light of the foregoing, under a government decree of 11-01-2024, it was officially agreed that all liquor stores in the state would stay shut on January 22, 2024. The licensee will have no right to pay or make a claim as a result of the closing. The warning from the UP Excise Commissioner said, “Please ensure compliance accordingly.”
  • Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, has asked District Magistrates to maintain January 22 as a dry day in the state. CM Dhami instructed that prasad be provided in all important temples and Gurudwaras on January 22 and that preparations be made for the destitute to receive prasad with public involvement. Uttarakhand millets should be used as much as feasible in Prasad.
  • Assam:  Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam has announced January 22 as a ‘dry day’ in the state. “Large displays will be put in various locations”. On January 21 and 22, workers from the BJP will be lighting up the market and surrounding regions.
  • Chhattisgarh:  The government of Chhattisgarh is going to make it a ‘dry day’ on January 22. The Chhattisgarh Excise Service gave instructions to guarantee that the government order was followed.

According to the order issued in exercise of the powers provided by sub-section (1) of Section 24 of the Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1915, all country liquor and foreign liquor retail stores, restaurant bars, hotel bars, and clubs in the state would close on January 22. An investigating team was additionally formed to monitor suspicious sites and vehicles in order to prevent the illicit storage of spirits.

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