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Ayodhya witnesses 'Surya tilak' of Ram Lalla on Ram Navami, a sight to behold | IN PICS

At noon on Ram Navami today (Wednesday), the Sun’s rays fell on the forehead of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, a 'Surya tilak' of the deity made possible by an elaborate mechanism involving mirrors and lenses.

nivedita-dash Edited By: Nivedita Dash @@Nivedita0503 [Updated: April 17, 2024 12:23 IST]
  • At noon on Ram Navami today (Wednesday), the Sun’s rays fell on the forehead of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, a 'Surya tilak' of the deity made possible by an elaborate mechanism involving mirrors and lenses.
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    At noon on Ram Navami today (Wednesday), the Sun’s rays fell on the forehead of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, a 'Surya tilak' of the deity made possible by an elaborate mechanism involving mirrors and lenses.
  • This was first Ram Navami since the consecration of the Ram idol at the new temple, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22.
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    This was first Ram Navami since the consecration of the Ram idol at the new temple, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22.
  • According to a senior scientist of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, the planned tilak size is 58 mm.
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    According to a senior scientist of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, the planned tilak size is 58 mm.
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  • The exact period of tilak on the forehead centre was about three to three-and-a-half minutes, with two minutes of full illumination
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    The exact period of tilak on the forehead centre was about three to three-and-a-half minutes, with two minutes of full illumination
  • Also at the top aperture, IR (infra red) filter glass is used to restrict the Sun heat wave to fall on the forehead of the idol
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    Also at the top aperture, IR (infra red) filter glass is used to restrict the Sun heat wave to fall on the forehead of the idol
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