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Chief Priest Laxmikant Dixit, Who Officiated Pran Pratishtha Ceremony Passes Away At 90

Chief Priest Laxmikant Dixit, a key figure in the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and a participant in its foundation-laying ceremony, passed away on Saturday. Dixit, aged approximately 90, breathed his last at 6:45 in the morning on Saturday. Known for his unwavering devotion to the Hindu community and his leadership qualities, he conducted several important […]

Chief Priest Laxmikant Dixit Passes Away At 90
Chief Priest Laxmikant Dixit Passes Away At 90

Chief Priest Laxmikant Dixit, a key figure in the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and a participant in its foundation-laying ceremony, passed away on Saturday.

Dixit, aged approximately 90, breathed his last at 6:45 in the morning on Saturday. Known for his unwavering devotion to the Hindu community and his leadership qualities, he conducted several important ceremonies at the Ram Temple, including the auspicious Pran Pratishtha ceremony in 2022.

His mortal remains are currently at his residence, and the final rites (Antim Sanskar) are scheduled to take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday at the Manikarnika Ghat, a sacred cremation ground in Ayodhya. The ceremony is expected to be attended by dignitaries, followers, and community members who held the priest in high regard.

Authorities have made all necessary arrangements for a smooth conduct of the last rites ceremony, including safety and security measures to manage the expected gathering of mourners and well-wishers.

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