ram lala idol

All ten of the “Avatars” are carved onto the 51-inch statue of Lord Ram that was dedicated at the Ayodhya temple on Monday during a historic ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The idol was created by Mysuru-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj using “shyamal,” or black, stone.

The god is portrayed in the Ram Lalla statue as a five-year-old boy standing on a lotus made of the same stone.

The idol is four and a half feet tall and three feet wide, weighing 200 kg. Witnesses observed that the structure’s overall height, measured from the ground, is seven feet because of the lotus and the halo.

Dashavatara on pillars

The side pillars of the Ram Lalla statue are adorned with the ten Avatars, or incarnations, of Lord Vishnu.

  • Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha and Vaman on the left.
  • Parshuram, Ram, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki on the right.

10 Avatars

The unfolding

11.51 am – 12:33 pm: Mahurat Abhijit. In the same mahurat, when the Sun is at its strongest, Lord Ram was born.
12:29:08 pm – 12:30:32 pm: Mool Mahurat, the 84-second period during which the PM carried out the principal pran pratishtha rite. The term “establishment of life force,” or “pran pratishtha,” describes how a common idol might be changed into a living, worshipable image of a deity. Following this procedure, the idol’s eyes are opened for the first time; up until then, it is blindfolded.


  • Idol possesses fourteen pieces of jewelry, which include a bangle, pag kada (ankle band), kamar and baju bandh (waist & arm belt), short circular necklace, panchlada (five-layered necklace), and mukut, tilak, emerald, and ruby rings.
  • There were 4,39 uncut diamonds, 2,984 rubies, 615 emeralds, and 18,567 round diamonds total.
  • 75 carats of diamonds, 135 carats of Zambian emeralds, and 262 carats of rubies weigh a 1.7 kilogram gold mukut.

Setting the groundwork for the consecration ceremony on Monday, the statue was put in the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya on January 18. The initial image of the idol, hidden behind a veil, was unveiled during the prayer chanting and the sanctum sanctorum placing ritual.