NEW YORK (Diya TV) — The global Indian diaspora and devout followers commemorated the consecration of ‘Ram Lalla’ in Ayodhya, India. The highly anticipated Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha event drew not only local devotees but also international figures, including celebrities. OYO’s founder and Shark Tank India 3 judge, Ritesh Agarwal, expressed gratitude for the honor of attending the historic ceremony. Sharing snippets on social media, Agarwal captured moments of the proceedings and the temple’s grandeur.

Amid the joyous atmosphere in Ayodhya, the U.S. saw Indian communities coming together at iconic locations like Times Square in New York and the Golden Gate in San Francisco, creating a vibrant spectacle of prayers, car rallies, and cultural events. Even in Nepal’s Janakpurdham, the birthplace of goddess Sita, celebrations adorned the Janaki temple, symbolizing the deep cultural ties between India and Nepal.

The global reach of the festivities extended to Virginia, where diverse communities, including Sikh, Muslim, and Pakistani Americans, gathered at SV Lotus Temple to join the celebrations. There were car rallies in the UK, cultural events in Australia, and a grand celebration in Trinidad and Tobago.

The World Hindu Council of America announced a Ram Mandir Yatra across the USA and Canada, beginning on March 25. This initiative aims to visit over 1,000 temples, delivering Prasad and written recognitions obtained during the Ayodhya ceremony.

The multicultural celebrations also touched nations like Mexico, Fiji, Dubai, and Mauritius, highlighting the global resonance of Lord Ram’s consecration. In Mexico’s Queretaro, the first Lord Ram temple saw a unique ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony, reflecting the unity of the Indian diaspora.

The eve of the ceremony in Ayodhya witnessed a vibrant display along the Bhakti Path, where devotees and strangers alike shared in the festive spirit. The road sparkled with lights and echoed with chants. It’s clear global communities celebrated not just a religious event but a shared cultural heritage, with a sense of unity and joy.