AYODHYA:The idol of Ram Lalla was shifted from the makeshift tent to a temporary new structure on early Wednesday (25 March) morning in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
With the shifting of the idol, the site is now clear for the construction of a grand Ram temple.
Ram Lalla idol was placed on a 9.5 kg silver throne in the new structure. The idol of the deity will remain in the structure till the construction of the Ram temple is completed on the site that has been allotted to the Ram Lalla by the Supreme Court in a historic verdict in November.
After the idol was placed, CM Adityanath performed special prayers in the presence of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust secretary Champat Rai.
The Trust, which was formed on 5 February this year by the Centre, has been set up to oversee the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
On the occasion, CM Adityanath in his personal capacity also donated Rs 11 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple.
The local administration did not allow people to gather on the occasion as a lockdown has been imposed across the country to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.