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'Ram-Sita' descend on Ayodhya's Diwali celebrations; Twitter reacts

This Diwali Ayodhya to see a laser show mega aarti on Saryu ghat and 1.71 lakh diyas This Diwali Ayodhya to see a laser show mega aarti on Saryu ghat and 1.71 lakh diyas
Kenny Thornton | 20 October, 2017, 18:42

Yogi's grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya has opened up a debate about whether this bash is a celebration or gearing up for 2019 elections.

The current record is held by Ram Rahim's Dera Sacha Sauda which had lit 1,50,009 diyas on September 23 of a year ago.

He said that the, government is organising a special event on Diwali in Ayodhya and it will be a world-class event.

Yogi Adityanath and the governor bowed to the actors playing Ram, Sita and Lakshman and welcomed them with marigold garlands, recreating the mythical homecoming of Lord Ram after his victory over Ravana and the celebration of Diwali across the kingdom of Ayodhya.

Adityanath will also perform the grand "aarti" of River Saryu, followed by the lighting of lamps.

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The oil lamps will be lighted by college students and National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets along three-kilometre stretch which includes Saryu Ghat, Ram Ki Puri Ghat and Ram Katha Park. "This is an environment-friendly event, with oil lamps and a laser show to be organised", CM Adityanath said ahead of the event.

"Ayodhya is part of our history and culture".

Governor of UP, Ram Naik will also be present in Ayodhya to do a symbolic coronation of Lord Ram. This is the first time that a chief minister is in Ayodhya for the festival that the faithful believe marks Ram's return to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile.

Adityanath, however, is expected to not only attend the programme but also launch many projects for Ayodhya on the occasion, besides felicitating the beneficiaries of various government schemes.

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