Ayodhya: UP Govt to Light 12 Lakh Earthen Lamps in Diwali

Ayodhya: UP Govt to Light 12 Lakh Earthen Lamps in Diwali

The Uttar Pradesh government will light 12 lakh earthen lamps in Ayodhya in Diwali, nine lakh of which will be lit on the banks of the Saryu, bettering the previous record.

Over six lakh earthen lamps were lit during the "Deepotsav" last year in Ayodhya to celebrate the festival, creating a world record.

According to a statement of the government, the staging of Ram Lilas, a 3D holographic display, laser show and fireworks will be part of the five-day long celebrations, beginning Monday.

Nine lakh lamps will be lit on the banks of the river with the rest three lakh in parts of the town on November 3 from 6 pm to 6.30 pm, it said. A cultural group from Sri Lanka has been invited to stage the Ram Lila while a series of literary and cultural activities will be held from November 1 to 5.

On Monday, the Ram Lila will be staged by a team from Nepal's Janakpur while teams from Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Assam, Karnataka, and West Bengal will also stage it during the five-day-long celebrations.

District Magistrate Nitish Kumar said on November 3, the day of the "Deepotsav", Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandi Ben Patel will receive symbolically the Lord Ram, Laxman, and Sita from a "pushpak viman", a chopper, at Ram Katha Park in Ayodhya.

The CM will also perform the "Saryu aarti".

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