The sixth edition of ‘Deepotsav’ celebrations began on Sunday morning with sixteen spectacular tableaux based on Ramayana episodes performed in the holy city.
Tourism and Culture Minister Jaiveer Singh led the parade of themed tableaus from Udaya Intersection to Ram Katha Park in Ayodhya.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Tourism and Culture stated that the stage is set for grand Deepotsav celebrations in ‘Ram Nagari’ today, adding that the number of diyas (earthen lamps) lit up to celebrate Deepotsav will set a new world record. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the symbolic coronation of Lord Ram during this Deepotsav.
The official Twitter handle of Chief Minister’s Offcie, Uttar Pradesh posted the video of the procession.
“Observation of procession under ‘Deepotsav-2022’ in Ayodhya, the incarnation of the forms of Lord Shri Ram, Mata Sita ji and Lakshman ji and Bharat Milap, Shri Ram attending the worship program of Janaki ji,” CMO tweeted in Hindi.
अयोध्या में ‘दीपोत्सव-2022’ के अंतर्गत शोभायात्रा का अवलोकन, प्रभु श्री राम, माता सीता जी एवं लक्ष्मण जी के स्वरूपों का अवतरण एवं भरत मिलाप, श्रीराम जानकी जी के वंदन पूजन कार्यक्रम में सम्मिलित होते #UPCM @myogiadityanath#AyodhyaDeepotsav https://t.co/4JY7yf00Qx
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) October 23, 2022
“The Deepotsav celebrations will remindvisitors of Ayodhya as it was in Tretayuga when Lord Ram returned toAyodhya after conquering Lanka and how the people of Ayodhya hadwelcomed him. Treaty will come alive today in Ayodhya,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jaiveer Singh went on to say that the event will introduce the world to India’s rich Sanatan culture and traditions, as well as the importance of Lord Ram to every Indian.
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“The tableaux were designed by the Tourism and Information departments and will replicate Balkans, Ayodhyakand, Kishkindhakand, Aranyakand, and Lanka Kand episodes, as well as providing glimpses of the Yogi government’s campaign against criminal sand land mafia,” Tourism and Culture Minister said, ANI reported.
On the eve of Deepawali, the ‘janmbhoomi’ of Lord Rama witnessing grand ‘Deepotsav’ celebrations in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ayodhya will be adorned with countless indigenous and exotic flowers during the Deepotsav, which is setting new records.
(With Inputs From ANI)