Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya is almost ready to welcome the devotees of Lord Ram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating it on 22nd January 2024. The Pran Pratishtha ceremony will be performed with all the traditions in the presence of priests and other dignitaries.

Check out Ram Mandir Ayodhya’s inauguration date, who can visit, how to visit, and invitations.

Who Can Visit Ram Mandir?

The day of the consecration of Ram Mandir is no less than any grand festival. People are considering this day as Diwali as their Lord Ram is returning to Ayodhya after centuries of struggles and disputes. However, as per reports only invitees are allowed to visit and attend the ceremony on 22nd January 2024. The temple will open to the general public on 24th January 2024.

Who is going to do the Ram Mandir inauguration?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the consecration or Pran Pratishtha ceremony on 22nd January 2024. The ceremony will follow all the rituals according to the Hindu traditions.

Who is Invited to the Ceremony?

According to The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, more than 6000 invites have been sent globally to the leaders, heads, and famous personalities. Around 100 heads from 55 countries, including ambassadors and MPs will witness the ceremony.

Dignitaries from the following countries have been invited – Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dominica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, Uganda, UK, USA, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Here is the list of some people who are invited to the ceremony:


  • Congress leader Sonia Gandhi
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
  • Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge
  • Senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh
  • Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
  • HD Deve Gowda
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • BJP veteran LK Advani
  • BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi
  • Himachal Pradesh Minister Vikramaditya Singh


  • Virat Kohli
  • Sachin Tendulkar


  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Madhuri Dixit
  • Rajinikanth
  • Akshay Kumar
  • Anupam Kher
  • Chiranjeevi
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Dhanush
  • Mohanlal
  • Ranbir Kapoor
  • Alia Bhatt
  • Rishab Shetty
  • Kangana Ranaut
  • Madhur Bhandarkar
  • Tiger Shroff
  • Ajay Devgn
  • Prabhas
  • Yash
  • Sunny Deol
  • Ayushmann Khurrana
  • Arun Govil
  • Deepika Chikhalia Topiwala
  • Madhur Bhandarkar
  • Mahaveer Jain
  • Jackie Shroff


  • Mukesh Ambani
  • Anil Ambani
  • Ratan Tata
  • Gautam Adani
  • TS Kalyanaraman

Spiritual leaders

  • Dalai Lama
  • Mata Amritanandamayi
  • Swami Ramdev

Apart from this, people from other important fields have also been invited to attend the ceremony.

Places to stay in Ayodhya

How to Visit Ram Mandir Ayodhya

Devotees can visit Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya to get blessings from Lord Ram. Ram Mandir Ayodhya is well connected by all the modes of transportation i.e. road, train, and airways. You can reach the Ayodhya location:

By Air: The newly launched Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya can cater to 10 lakh passengers annually in the first phase of construction. After the second phase, it can handle 60 lakh passengers annually. The first tri-weekly flights between Ayodhya and Ahmedabad have been started by Indigo Airlines.

  • Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham (17 km)
  • Gorakhpur Airport (139 km)
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow (156 km)

By Train: The trains are well-connected to Ram Mandir railway station in Ayodhya from all the major cities in India. The Indian Railways has unveiled plans to run over 1,000+ special trains connecting various parts of the country. The government in Chhattisgarh has approved a free train travel scheme for 20,000 people to visit Ram Mandir in Ayodhya annually. Indian Railways will start an AC Tourist Train on a very special tour “Shri Ram-Janaki Yatra” from Janakpur (Nepal) to Ayodhya. Major stations near Ram Mandir Ayodhya are:

  • Ayodhya Junction (2.5 km)
  • Gorakhpur Junction (113 km)
  • Lucknow Junction (144 km)

Some of the special trains for Ram Mandir are:

  • Udhna – Ayodhya – Udhna: Starting from 30 January
  • Indore – Ayodhya – Indore: Starting from 10 February
  • Mahesana – Salarpur – Mahesana: Starting from 30 January
  • Vapi – Ayodhya – Vapi: Starting from 06 February
  • Vadodara – Ayodhya – Vadodara
  • Palanpur – Salarpur – Palanpur: Starting from 31st January
  • Valsad – Ayodhya – Valsad: Starting from 02 February
  • Sabarmati – Salarpur – Sabarmati

By Road: Public and private buses by Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation and taxis are available for Ram Mandir station. Regular buses are available from Lucknow, Delhi, Varanasi, and Gorakhpur to reach the Ayodhya location.


Q. What is the old name of Ayodhya city?

A. Historically Ayodhya was known as Saketa.

Q. Who is the king of Ayodhya?

A. During Ramayana, Dashratha was the king of Ayodhya. Lord Ram, the eldest son of Dashratha became the king after him.

Q. Which river flows in Ayodhya?

A. Saryu River flows through Ayodhya and is believed that it washes away impurities.

Q. Where was Sita born?

A. Goddess Sita was born in Janakpur, Nepal.

Q. When did the Ram Janmabhoomi movement start?

A. The first case for the dispute was filed in the year 1885.

Q. Who ruled Ayodhya after Ram died?

A. After the death of Ram, his son Kush ascended the throne.

Q. How old is Ramayana?

A. According to historians, the earliest stage of Ramayana texts is the 3rd century.

Q. Who is the writer of Ramayana?

A. Maharishi Valmiki is the writer of Ramayana.

Q. For how many days did Sita ji stay in Lanka?

A. It is believed that Goddess Sita lived in Sri Lanka for roughly one year.