The construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is to begin from June 10 by placing the first bricks for the foundation. The event will be marked by prayers to Lord Shiva at the Kuber Tila shrine on the Ram Janmabhoomi site, allocated for the temple in a historic Supreme Court verdict last November. The “rudrabhishek” ritual follows the tradition set by Lord Ram, who prayed to Shiva before launching an attack on Lanka, said Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, spokesperson for the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust head Mahant Nritya Gopal Das.
The work of laying the foundation of the temple will begin after these special prayers. The prayers will be performed by Kamal Nayan Das and other priests on behalf of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, who visited the site recently. The ritual will begin around 8 AM. “This religious ceremony will last for at least two hours and after that, the construction of the Ram Mandir will start with the laying of the foundation of the mandir structure,” Kamal Nayan Das said.
In March, the Ram Lalla deity was ceremoniously moved to a new spot from the makeshift temple at the site, clearing the way for the construction of the temple. On May 11, earth-moving machinery was deployed for leveling the site. During the leveling of the site, many remnants of the old temple were found. Five-foot Shivaling, seven pillars of black touchstone, six pillars of red sandstone, and broken idols of Devi-Devtas were found at the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi temple site.
With inputs from PTI.
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