The construction was started during restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus threat in Ayodhya. The building of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was initiated on 23RD March, 2020, Monday with special prayers to move idols of the deity to a temporary structure. The idols will remain at the temporary building till the completion of the temple.
The special puja will continue on Tuesday and the idols will be removed to the new building on Wednesday morning. The special prayers were held in the presence of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust members Bimlendra Mishra and Dr Anil Mishra. The trust was founded by the Centre in February, days before the expiry of three-month deadline set by the Supreme Court.
The secretary of the Ram temple trust, Chapat Rai, said due to the coronavirus threat, priests from Ayodhya was not invited for the prayers. On UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s proposed visit to Ayodhya on Wednesday, Rai said it had been not final yet. “The chief minister is liable for the security and security of individuals during this situation.
On March 25, the idols placed on a 9.5-kg silver throne made by artisans from Rajasthan’s Jaipur. Meanwhile, the Ayodhya administration ordered the closing of all temples to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that the construction activity for the grand Ram temple has begun amid restrictions that are in place in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Priests on Monday began rituals for shifting the Ram Lalla idol here to a temporary new location, clearing the location to permit construction of a Ram temple.The deity and two others idols are going to be shifted to a short lived structure nearby till the planned construction of a Ram temple is completed on the location, allotted for it by the Supreme Court during a landmark verdict in November.
The Ayodhya administration has ordered the closure of all temples to contain the spread of coronavirus.