Thursday, May 23, 2024

A Deepawali like none in Lord Rama’s abode as Yogi arrives in Ayodhya





This Deepawali is like none in last 500 years as Lord Rama, in his epic fight of Good over Evil (Ravana), would soon have his abode in Ayodhya, now that legal hurdles have been cleared.

The significance of it was not lost as chief minister Yogi Adityanath, alongwith the governor Anandiben Patel arrived in the holy city of Uttar Pradesh to be part of the grand occasion of Deepotsav on the occasion.

The Uttar Pradesh tourism would make it a memorable moment as it plans to set a world record by lighting the maximum number of diyas—some 5.51 lakhs are to be lit on the banks of Sarayu river.

“In spite of the global epidemic, I welcome all the devotees of Lord Rama who are present here and who have joined this program in a virtual way, on this occasion. This festival has come at a time when the whole world is struggling with Corona,” said Yogi Adityanath.

“For many generations, everyone had the same desire in mind that if we could see the construction work of Lord Sri Rama’s grand temple, then our birth and life would be blessed…On behalf of the people of the state and all the devout devotees, I congratulate prime minister Modifor his inspiration, his guidance, his strategy and the fulfilment of the five century resolve that the country and the world is watching,” he said.

The celebration which is usually held for five to six days has been cut short to three days this year due to Covid-19.

 


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