The India Pride Project seeks to reclaim India’s lost heritage. The United States offered 1400 antiquities in October 2023. The project is significant for its contributions to historical preservation, spiritual meaning for believers, economic growth from tourism, worldwide cooperation fostering goodwill, and cultural restoration. Returning treasures such as the Bronze Deity to Temple town of Sripuranthan not only revitalizes the town’s grandeur, but also represents a significant shift, rekindling pride and safeguarding sacred cultural roots.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Dham on December 13th, 2021, and about 13 crore pilgrims visited the shrine until December 6th, 2023. Similarly, when the Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple was inaugurated on November 11, 2022, devotees flocked to Ujjain. The daily footfall of devotees increased to 1 lakh on normal days and more than 1.5-2.0 lakh on weekends and holidays.
The monumental opening of Lord Shri Ram’s temple in Ayodhya’s holy town is set for January 22nd, 2024. According to trade association Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), the Ram Temple is expected to generate Rs 50,000 crore in trade in January 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the newly built and renovated railway station “Ayodhya Dham” and the “Maharishi Valmiki International Airport” in Ayodhya. This will improve regional connections, resulting in increased tourist, economic activity, and opportunities.
Since 2014, the BJP’s nationalist attitude has culminated in the resurrection of spiritual centers, more economic activity, and improved infrastructure and connectivity. The Vedic Economy, centered on Sanatan principles, emphasizes equitable distribution of wealth and ecological sustainability, linking with ESG principles and encouraging a healthy balance of economic growth, spiritual ethos, and environmental concern.
According to Sanatan Spiritual practices, the Vedic Economy has demonstrated a harmonious relationship between spirituality and commerce, one that has shaped economies for centuries. The Vedic Economics that evolves around temples encompasses the numerous economic activities that are generated and centered around these sacred places. It depicts how temples have traditionally served as hubs for food, finance, and community welfare. These venerated monuments, which are typically regarded for their spiritual significance, serve a multidimensional role in not just supporting religious rituals but also the local economy. Rituals and pilgrimages are more than just expressions of faith; they are also economic engines. They power the creation and redistribution of wealth, sustaining a cycle in which devotion and business are intertwined. In their wisdom, our forefathers devised a system that balanced spiritual and economic requirements.
The fortunes of the spiritual sanctuaries of Kashi and Ujjain can be evaluated to determine the importance of temples in India’s economic development. The energy represented by these temples, the employment they provide, the trade they stimulate, and the community support they provide help the Vedic Economy conform to Sanatan spiritual practices.
The timeless institutions have transformed the economic landscapes of the holy cities and have greatly contributed to the economic life of the region’s people. The winds of change have begun to blow, and a sea of humanity is anticipated to gather in the sacred town of Ayodhya to welcome Lord Ram after 496 years in exile. The consecration will symbolize the symbolic restoration of Ram Rajya, leading to the resuscitation of Vedic Economy in accordance with Spiritual Sanatan practices in the Temple Town of Ayodhya.