The ‘Grand Bell’ in a Ram Rath Yatra that wheeled off from Rameswaram on Seotmber 17, reached Ayodhya on Wednesday. The large bell for the Ram Temple weighs over 600 kg and is 4.1 feet tall and also has “Jai Sri Ram” carved on it.
The speciality of the bell is that when it is rung, the sound would be heard within the periphery of 10 km of the temple town. Also, the sound of the bell will echo ‘Om’, Raj Laxmi Maada, who drove the Ram Rath all the way from Rameswaram to Ayodhya, a distance of 4,500 km spanning 10 states, told IANS.
The Yatra was organised by Chennai-based ‘Legal Rights Council’.
The Ram Rath also carried idols of Lord Ram, Sita Devi, brother Lakshman, Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman.
The bell and idols were handed to the Secretary of Ram Mandir Trust, Champat Rai at Ram Mandir Nirmaan Karyashala.