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When Ram Lalla’s ‘blinking eyes’ & ‘cute smile’ left Internet speechless; WATCH

For many elderly who are less familiar with AI, it was nothing short of a miracle.

The idol of Ram Lalla consecrated at Ram temple in Ayodhya in India’s Uttar Pradesh ‘looks around’ and ‘smiles’, thanks to AI. (Picture: X account screengrab)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE consecration of the idol of Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) in the much-anticipated Ram temple in the northern Indian holy town of Ayodhya on Monday (22) exceeded all expectations in terms of people’s celebrations, both in India and abroad.

While millions remained glued to proceedings that took place in Ayodhya in the state of Uttar Pradesh where several high-profile people from various walks of life assembled for the grand occasion apart from prime minister Narendra Modi who presided over the rituals, the night saw celebrations with light, reminding people of the Hindu festival of Diwali. People lit diyas (earthen lamps) at their houses and burst crackers to commemorate the occasion. Modi himself also lit up diyas at his residence in Delhi in the night.

However, it was the idol of the lord carved out of black stone that stole the limelight for a unique reason. Adorned with flowers, Ram Lalla was suddenly seen blinking his eyes and smiling. Videos of the incident went viral in no time, leaving many devotees emotional. However, as it later turned out, the video was the creation of artificial intelligence (AI). The life-like display with cute facial expressions and blinking eyes of Ram Lalla left netizens so spell-bound that the comment sections were flooded with happy reactions.

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For many elderly who are less familiar with AI, it was nothing short of a miracle. One of them said, “I was not ready for this, my heart skipped a beat. Looks like Ram ji is so emotional.”

“Our Shree Ram Lalla looks even more innocent and Divine,” said another.

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The idol, which was installed in the temple last week, is 51 inches tall. It has been made by Arun Yogiraj, a sculptor from the southern Indian city of Mysuru. The idol was unveiled a day ahead of the ‘pran pratistha’ ceremony.

Idols of King Ram, Sita, Laskhman and Hanuman will be installed in the first floor of the temple which is yet to be completed.

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