Ayodhya gears up for Deepotsav, the aim is to light 14 lakh diyas on the banks of the Saryu River
The Ayodhya administration has planned mega-cultural activities across the temple town for the Sixth Deepotsav celebrations. The ‘Deepotsav’ programme in Ayodhya will now begin on October 21 with Ramlila that will be staged by artists from Russia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Fiji.
The three-day cultural extravaganza will end on October 23 on the eve of Diwali with the Ayodhya administration setting a target of lighting 14 lakh diyas earthen lamps at the Ram Ki Paidi ghat on the banks of Saryu River.
According to official sources, on October 21, artists from Lucknow and Ayodhya will sing classical bhajans. The main event will be organized at Naya Ghat.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the Queen Heo Memorial Park in Ayodhya during the Deepotsav celebrations, in the presence of a high-level delegation from South Korea.
On October 22, artists from Lucknow, Ayodhya, and Gonda will enthrall locals with folk songs at Naya Ghat.
On the same day, artists from Russia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Fiji will perform Ramlila, while the Ramlilas of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Odisha among other states, will also be performed.
Artists from Thailand, Trinidad, and Tobago will perform at the Guptar Ghat.
The Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, a body of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism department, is organizing all cultural events.
The Yogi Adityanath government initiated Deepotsav celebrations on Diwali eve in Ayodhya in 2017 and the event has been getting increasingly popular ever since.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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