As the date of Ram Temple consecration or ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony is approaching (22 January) the preparations are going on in full swing. In succession to which the Banner or Flag for the Ram Temple has been unveiled.
The flag will sport Bauhinia or ‘Kovidar’ tree along with symbol of Sun God with ‘Jai Shree Ram’ inscribed within.
It is believed that the Bauhinia or ‘Kovidar’ was regal tree of Ayodhya and was part of royal banner of Ayodhya in ancient times. As per the mythological belief the tree was created by rishi Kashyap using his mystic powers. The “Hari vansh puran’ also mentions Kovidar tree.
According to Lalit Mishra, Sun was included in the flag because Shree Ram was from Raghu Dynasty which traces its origin from the Sun god or the ‘Suryavansha’.