Mangal Dhwani: A Harmonious Ode to Prana Pratishtha at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya

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Amit Singh

Pune, 21st January 2024: In a celebration steeped in devotion, the forthcoming Prana Pratishtha ceremony at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya promises to be adorned with the majestic ‘Mangal Dhwani,’ set to grace the sacred occasion at 10 AM. Orchestrated by Ayodhya’s own Yatindra Mishra, this grand musical rendition will witness over 50 exquisite instruments from different states coming together, resonating for nearly two hours. Supported by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, this musical extravaganza signifies a momentous occasion that unites diverse traditions in celebration and honor of Prabhu Shri Ram.


On the sacred day of Shri Ram Lalla’s Prana Pratishtha, the air in Ayodhya will resonate with the joyous celebration of Mangal Dhwani. This unique musical program is not just a spectacle but a representation of unity, bringing together various traditions from across Bharat.


*The Musical Ensemble: A Harmonious Blend of States*


Witnessing the divine orchestration, one can marvel at the richness of India’s musical heritage as unique instruments from different states contribute to the ensemble:


1. *Uttar Pradesh:* Pakhwaj, Flute, Dholak

2. *Madhya Pradesh:* Santoor

3. *Karnataka:* Veena

4. *Manipur:* Pung

5. *Punjab:* Algoja

6. *Assam:* Nagada, Kali

7. *Maharashtra:* Sundari

8. *Odisha:* Mardala

9. *Chhattisgarh:* Tambura

10. *Delhi:* Clarinet

11. *Rajasthan:* Ravanahatha

12. *West Bengal:* Shrikhol, Sarod

13. *Andhra Pradesh:* Ghatam

14. *Jharkhand:* Sitar

15. *Gujarat:* Santar

16. *Bihar:* Pakhawaj

17. *Uttarakhand:* Hudka

18. *Tamil Nadu:* Nagaswaram, Tavil, Mridangam