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Ram temple work to begin from Wednesday

Devotees will finally be able to offer prayers to Lord Ram as the temporary temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi will open on Monday after a gap of 77 days.

Published: 08th June 2020 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2020 09:47 AM   |  A+A-

A model of the proposed Ram temple.

A model of the proposed Ram temple. (File Photo | Reuters)

By IANS

AYODHYA: The work on the much-awaited Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin from Wednesday after an elaborate 'Rudra Abhishek' ceremony. The ceremony will be attended by a limited number of persons and will be held at the Kuber Tila temple.

In view of the corona crisis, plans to hold a grand "bhumi pujan" ceremony has been put off for now.

Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, spokesperson of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, said that the temple construction work would begin after 'Rudra Abhishek' on June 10.

"We will be following the tradition of Lord Rama by offering prayers first to Lord Shiva," he said.

Triloki Nath Pandey, 'best friend' of Ram Lalla, said that there is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva on the Kuber Tila. The prayers would be held at the same temple at 8 a.m. on June 10.

He said that the special prayers would be performed by Mahant Kamal Nayan Das along with other priests on behalf of Ram Mandir Trust president. The ceremony would last about two hours, he added.

Meanwhile, devotees will finally be able to offer prayers to Lord Ram as the temporary temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi will open on Monday after a gap of 77 days.

The temple will be open for eight hours, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., then from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The devotees will have to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Only five persons will be allowed to enter the premises at a time and the Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple, said, "The local administration has allowed the opening of temples, including the Ram Janmabhoomi, in Ayodhya for devotees from Monday.

"The devotees can have darshan of Ram Lalla from a distance of 15 metres. No prasad is allowed, so neither can devotees offer prasad to the deity nor they will be given any prasad by the priests," he added.

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