Deepotsav: Over 5.50 lakh diyas lit up in Ayodhya, CM Yogi leads Diwali celebrations

Written by October 26, 2019 14:59

New Delhi: For the Diwali celebration, the temple town of Ayodhya lighted up with the grand Deepotsav ceremony.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanth took part in the grand ceremony.

Over 5.50 lakh earthen lamps were lit up in the holy town including on the banks of Saryu river in Uttar Pradesh.

The banks of river Saryu were illuminated with colourful lights and earthen diyas.

Earlier, CM Yogi Adityanath received artistes dressed as Ram, Sita and Lakshman and performed the annual ritual.

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Artists from different states gather in Ayodhya

Artists from different states like Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan have gathered in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh ahead of ‘Deepotsav’.

“We have come here from Nepanagar in Madhya Pradesh. We are honoured to be a part of Deepotsav. We are performing Bhagoria folk dance here,” said Mukesh Darbar, president of a Napanagar-based dance group.

Artists were also spotted dressed as Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman.

“It feels great to be here. We get to meet a lot of people here. Artists from different states have come here,” said an artist.

Preparations are going on in full swing at Ram ki Paudi in Ayodhya.

“On the occasion of the second Deepotsav, we created a record by lighting 3,51,000 earthen diyas. This is the third time that we are celebrating Deepotsav here and we will light 5,51,000 earthen diyas,” said a local.

Residents of the area and tourists are flocking in large numbers for the grand Deepotsav celebrations.

The banks of river Saryu have been illuminated with colourful lights and earthen diyas.

Deepotsav will be celebrated today in Ayodhya, where more than 5.50 lakh earthen lamps will be lit. (ANI)