Bengaluru: The dream of a million devout Hindus will soon be realised as the construction work on Ram Temple in Ayodhya will begin on June 10. 

Reports indicate that a grand Rudra Abhishek ceremony will be conducted before it begins. 

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But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of devotees or dignitaries attending this ceremony will be limited. 

It should also be noted that 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, as reported by a popular website. 

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

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Lord Shiva will be worshipped in the Kuber Tila. The prayers would be held at the same temple at 8 a.m. on June 10.

The entire ceremony would last about two hours.

The temple will be built based on the model proposed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad. 

However, it should also be noted that there is a sense of hurry to complete the temple. 

"We need to complete the first phase of construction in the Yogi government's tenure because we apprehend that other political parties may try to create obstacles in the construction work. The Congress, in particular, may try to stall temple construction. Some of its leaders have already said that temple construction should be stalled due to the ongoing Corona crisis," said Swami Jitendranand Saraswati had said. 

The saints have already raised concern over the tweet by the Pakistan foreign office last week which said, "While world is grappling with unprecedented #COVID19, RSS-BJP combine is busy unabashedly advancing "Hindutva" agenda. The commencement of construction of a Mandir at the site of Babri Masjid is another step in this direction and government and people of Flag of Pakistan condemn it in the strongest terms."