Ayodhya witnesses Deepotsav grandeur as over 5,00,000 diyas light up Saryu banks on Diwali eve
Updated: November 15, 2020 12:14:54 pm
Updated : November 15, 2020 12:14:54 pm
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Deepotsav celebrations were held Friday in Ayodhya in presence of Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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The Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya was started by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister in March 2017.
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Earlier in the day, a reenactment of the arrival of God Ram and Goddess Sita on their 'pushpak viman' was also done in Ayodhya.
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Actors representing Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lakshman descended on the Saryu bank in a 'pushpak viman'–a helicopter that sprinkled rose petals. They were received by the governor and the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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As part of the Deepotsav celebrations, a laser and sound show was also held on the banks of the Saryu river.
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According to the UP government, a record 5.51 lakh earthen lamps were lit up on the on the banks of the Saryu.
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Several new development projects were also launched by the UP government to mark the occasion.
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Talking at the Deepotsav event, Adityanath said: "Our generation is not only fortunate to see the start of the construction of a Ram temple here but we also attended the historic event"
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"It is the dream of PM Modi to develop Ayodhya as Vedic Ramayana City and it should be the most beautiful," he said.
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Adityanath also said that he seeks support from to people to be able to develop Ayodhya in a way that it has a glimpse of a Vedic city.