Ayodhya: After nearly three decades, a religious ceremony is being held at the Ram Janmabhoomi here on Wednesday to launch the formal construction work for a grand Ram temple.
A Rudra Abhishek ceremony was held at Kuber Tila on Wednesday morning by several saints and mahants led by MshantvKamal Nayan Das, heir to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
As due to the corona crisis, plans to hold a grand "bhumi pujan" ceremony , in which Prime minister Narendra Modi was expected to attend, has been put off, hence this small Rudra Abhishek ceremony was done to start the construction work of the Ram temple.
Mahant Kamal Nayan Das said here today that now the temple construction work has started after the 'Rudra Abhishek' .
"We have followed the tradition of Lord Rama by offering prayers first to Lord Shiva before starting any religious work," he said.
The Kuber Tila is one of the oldest Shiva temples and the religious function was held there.During the Rudra Abhishek ceremony 11 litres of milk of black cow was offered on the Shivling and the saints prayed for obstacle-free construction work for a grand Ram temple.(UNI)