Who is Arun Yogiraj, who made sculpture of Ram Lalla for Ayodhya’s Ram Temple?

The highly anticipated grand consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22, representing a significant milestone for the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust.

During this momentous event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the ceremony. On January 22, PM Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, will partake in the consecration ceremony of the Ram Lalla idol.

More than 7,000 individuals have been invited to join in this auspicious occasion, adding to the grandeur of the celebration.

Arun Yogiraj, a skilled sculptor from Mysuru, got chosen for his sculpture of Ram Lalla to be installed in the upcoming ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22. This shows how much people appreciate Yogiraj’s talent and dedication to adding to the cultural and religious significance of the temple.

The selected sculpture represents Yogiraj’s artistic skill and highlights the respect given to Ram Lalla in the special ceremony for the temple.

Details of Ram Lalla’s sculpture:

The chosen stone sculpture, weighing between 150 kg to 200 kg, depicts a five-year-old Ram Lalla. Sculpted by Arun Yogiraj from Mysuru, this idol will be installed in the new temple.

The current idol will also find its place in the sanctum sanctorum. Arun Yogiraj’s crafted idol is scheduled to be transferred to the new temple on January 17. This update comes after Union Minister Pralhad Joshi publicly confirmed on social media, expressing congratulations to Yogiraj for his skillful creation.

Who is Arun Yogiraj?

Arun Yogiraj, returned to sculpting in 2008 after a brief corporate stint. Hailing from a family with a sculpting legacy spanning five generations in Mysore,

Arun Yogiraj embarked on his artistic journey under the influence of his father and grandfather. Despite a short stint in the corporate sector, his love for sculpting drew him back in 2008. Yogiraj’s notable portfolio features iconic sculptures, including a 30-feet statue of Subhash Chandra Bose displayed near India Gate.

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