The Ayodhya Ram Temple was inaugurated on January 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting the Pran Prathihtha, accompanied by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The sacred ceremony in Ayodhya was attended by many big personalities from across India including politicians, sportspersons and Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Superstar Rajinikanth and Sachin Tendulkar.
India batting greats Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, were also invited to the Ayodhya event, however, the duo chose not to attend the event, possibly due to their upcoming commitments in the India vs England Test series.
While Virat Kohli did not attend the event, a duplicate of Virat Kohli was present at the grand ceremony and many fans even failed to recognize him and were seen surrounding him, asking for pictures.
Watch Video: Duplicate Virat Kohli Steals Spotlight at Ram Mandir Inauguration
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has opted out of the first two Test matches against England citing personal reasons. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has stated that they will announce his replacement soon.