Ayodhya marked the seventh ‘Deepotsav’ or Diwali celebration organized by the Uttar Pradesh government with grand festivities. The event commenced with a majestic Deepotsav procession featuring 18 divine tableaux depicting the life of Lord Ram, starting from Udaya Square and proceeding to Ram Katha Park.
- Grand Procession:
- The Deepotsav procession showcased 18 divine tableaux depicting the character of Lord Ram.
- Artists from various states participated, using the platform to express their faith and creativity.
- Flagging Off:
- The procession was flagged off by Tourism and Culture Minister Jaiveer Singh.
- The grand event attracted devotees and participants from across the country.
- Ram Temple Decoration:
- The under-construction Ram Temple in Ayodhya was adorned on the occasion.
- Devotees offered prayers to Lord Ram at the Ram Janamabhoomi in Ayodhya.
- Record-Setting Diya Lighting:
- The festival aims to set a new record for lighting the most diyas (lamps) in the world.
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to perform Lord Ram’s coronation during the festival.
- Global Participation:
- Diplomats from 50 major countries are expected to be present during Lord Shri Ram’s coronation.
- Historical Reflection:
- The festival of lights evokes the spirit of “Tretayug” when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after conquering Lanka.
- The warm and jubilant welcome during that time is mirrored in Ayodhya’s streets today.
The seventh Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya promises a blend of spiritual significance, cultural expression, and festive fervor as the city is adorned with lights and vibrant celebrations.