Marking the beginning of the temple construction, ''Rudra Abhishek'' ceremony and an ''aarti'' were held at the Kuber Tila temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday morning.
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. About 25 priests participated in the rituals.
The preliminary work on the temple site will start now though the actual construction will start much later in view of the Covid-19 crisis. The Ram Lalla deity was ceremoniously moved to a new location from the makeshift temple in March.