Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to celebrate Diwali with all grandeur at the temple town of Ayodhya on Wednesday. The ‘Deepotsav’ will have one lakh seventy one thousand diyas to lit up the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya.
The state government is also getting ready to make a new Guinness World Record by lighting record number of diyas on the banks of the Saryu River as a part of Diwali celebrations.
Adityanath will arrive in the temple town on Wednesday to take part in historic ‘Deepotsav.’
Prominent buildings and ghats will be illuminated to attract tourists. The objective of the entire programme will be to promote Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, as a tourist destination, he said.
A heritage walk, a ‘yatra’ reminiscing the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, and the launch of several schemes by the chief minister and other dignitaries will be part of the programme, Awasthi said.
A grand “aarti” of River Saryu will also be performed by Chief Minister Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik followed by a laser show.
As many as 60 potter families are engaged in making two lakh lamps in order to participate in the mega Diwali event.
To add a touch of fantasy to the event, a chopper decorated as the mythological ‘Pushpak Viman’, will descend on Ram Katha Park with artistes decked up to resemble Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman.
A 22-minute laser show with special sound effects on Ramayana will be the major attraction during the mega event at Ram Katha Park, Awasthi said.
With PTI inputs