Mysuru Shop surprises Ram Idol artist Arun Yogiraj with a ‘sweet gift’

Arun Yogiraj, known for his skillful craftsmanship in creating the revered Ram Lalla idol, recently experienced a touching gesture.

A sweet shop in Mysuru, recognizing Yogiraj’s artistic talent, awarded him a special and delicious gift: a meticulously crafted replica of the Ram Mandir made from an array of delicious sweets.

This thoughtful gift not only signifies the community’s gratitude for Yogiraj’s contributions, but is also a sweet testament to the combination of artistic expertise and culinary innovation in Mysuru.

The combination of devotion and baking represents a memorable episode in Yogiraj’s journey as a celebrated sculptor.

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Who is Arun Yogiraj?

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Arun Yogiraj, who created sculptor Ram Lalla for Ayodhya | Image: Instagram

On January 22, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra will consecrate the idol of Ram Lalla sculpted by esteemed Karnataka artist Arun Yogiraj at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

What sweet surprise did Arun Yogiraj of Mysore receive?

Arun Yogiraj recently received a special gift from a renowned sweet shop in Mysuru.

As the much-awaited inauguration of the Ram temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approaches on January 22, the idol of Ram Lalla has already been installed inside the sanctum sanctorum as part of the pre-consecration rituals.

In anticipation of this important event, the well-known Shree Mahalakshmi Sweets in Mysuru gifted Arun Yogiraj and his family a replica of the Ram Mandir made with a variety of sweets.

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Mysuru store gave arun yogiraj a sweet gift for his work on Ram Lalla idol | Image: India today

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On January 2, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa revealed in a social media post that Arun Yogiraj’s sculpture of Lord Rama had been chosen to be placed at the Rama Mandir in Ayodhya.

Yediyurappa expressed his joy and stated that the selection of the Yogiraj idol had significantly increased the pride and happiness of Rama devotees across the state. In his congratulatory message, Yediyurappa expressed his sincere wishes to the sculptor.

In an interview with news agency PTI earlier this month, Arun Yogiraj spoke about the difficulties encountered in creating the Ram Lalla idol.

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Arun Yogiraj, who created sculptor Ram Lalla for Ayodhya | Image: Instagram

“Considering the divine element and incorporating a childlike face, I started this project about six or seven months ago. Now I am deeply satisfied. My satisfaction lies not only in the selection but in the broader appreciation of the people. That is what truly gives me It brings joy,” shared Arun Yogiraj.

Apart from the idol of Ram Lalla, Yogiraj has also made the sculptures of Adi Shankaracharya, situated in Kedarnath, and Subhash Chandra Bose, installed near the India Gate in Delhi.

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