Nearly 4,100,00 Diya’s were lit at the ghat and more than 2,00,000 Diya’s were lit across other places in the city.
This year Diwali celebrations were huge and record-breaking in the city of Uttar Pradesh led by the Uttar Pradesh government. The government planned to lighten up 550,000 earthen Diya’s on Saturday evening around Ayodhya, which is the cradle of Lord Rama.
The stated aim to break its own Guinness World Record of set in 2018 with 3 lakh Diya’s on the banks of Saryu River.
This immense celebration in Ayodhya as part of the third ‘Deepotsav’ organized by Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shree Yogi Adityanath Ji-led UP government and the whole event cost more than 130 crores, according to ANI.
The designs for the celebrations of five-day-long festival of lights which marks the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after the exile of 14 years were already worked out by the land government which led to holding a massive fair which aimed to draw more tourism.
CM Yogi Adityanath, arrived in Ayodhya for the celebrations, addressed the public and stated that “We are trying to make the kind of Ayodhya that Lord Rama had envisioned”.
A tableau procession of Lord Rama had taken place on Saturday from Saket College to Ram Katha Park, in which artists of several nations had taken part.
Earlier this year, the monetary value of organizing the ‘Deepotsav’ event at Ayodhya was taken charge of by the UP Tourism Department. Only this year, the state government has been funding the event via district administration, agreeing to the TOI.
CM Adityanath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Adityanath, and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi were among the central administrative figures who attended the ‘Deepotsav’ event.
In the main event, The stage at the amphitheater-style Ram Katha Park imitated the “Courtroom of a grand palace” where the raga Abhishek (coronation) of the symbolic Lord Rama, Mata Sita, and Lakshman took place, pursued by their arty by the honorable chief minister and Ramleela performances, reported The Economic Times.
Other than the event in Ram Katha Park, A ‘Ram Darbar’ had been raised at the Ram Ki Paidi ghat, where Diya’s had been ignited.
The certificate by Guinness World Records said, “The Largest display of oil lamps was achieved by the Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Awadh University (both India) during Deepotsav 2019 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India on 26 October 2019.” Reported INDIA TODAY.
Meanwhile, restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed on Ayodhya until 10 December in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the title suit over the disputed Ram Janambhoomi – Babri Masjid Land.
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