'Pran Pratishtha': Kangana Ranaut participates in temple cleaning at Ayodhya's Hanuman Garhi


New Delhi: Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to clean temples across the country ahead of the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony in Ayodhya, actress Kangana Ranaut swept the floor of Ayodhya's Hanuman Garhi temple on Sunday.

Kangana Ranaut arrived in Ayodhya in advance to participate in the 'Pran Pratishtha' scheduled for Monday.

Speaking to ANI, the actor said, “I want to motivate people to take up the broom by participating in this cleanliness drive. The city has been beautified and has a festive look since the inauguration day.”

Numerous photographs and videos circulated on social media showing the actress using a broom to clean the temple floor. Kangana, dressed in a red saree with her hair tied in a bun, took part in the cleaning duties. She accessorized her outfit with significant gold jewelry and black sunglasses. Furthermore, the actor prayed in the temple.

The BJP started a nationwide cleanliness drive in temples earlier this month, which will continue till Monday, coinciding with the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Ayodhya Ram temple. Actor Jackie Shroff recently joined the cleanliness drive. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Swachchata Abhiyan cleaning the grounds of Kalaram Temple in Nashik, Maharashtra.

Footage showed Prime Minister Modi using a mop and bucket to clean the floor of the temple. The initiative gained traction following Modi's call to citizens to clean temples in preparation for the 'Pran Pratishtha' event.

Several Union ministers and BJP leaders in different states have continued the campaign. Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to perform the rituals during the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, overseen by a chosen group of seers, on Monday.