Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government aims for its sixth Guinness World Record during Ayodhya’s Deepotsav festival on November 11.
To etch their name in the annals of record-breaking achievements, the plan is to illuminate the 47 ghats of Ayodhya, including the iconic Ram Ki Paidi, with an astonishing 24 lakh earthen diyas (oil lamps). Such a spectacle promises to transform the city into a mesmerizing sea of light and colour, a sight for anyone fortunate enough to witness it.
The tradition of Deepotsav in Ayodhya has grown in magnitude and significance since 2017, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came into power in Uttar Pradesh. Deepotsav is more than just a festival; it is a celebration that resonates with the very soul of Ayodhya, a city steeped in religious and cultural history.
Prof. Pratibha Goyal, the Vice-Chancellor of Awadh University, has issued directives to the principals of degree colleges in Ayodhya to finalize the roster of volunteers by September 30. This proactive approach reflects the seriousness and meticulous planning that underpin this ambitious venture.
However, this year’s Deepotsav carries an even more profound significance. The construction of the Ram temple, a symbol of deep devotion and a cornerstone of Indian culture, is currently in full swing. This monumental project, fervently supported by millions nationwide, marks a historic moment in India’s spiritual and architectural heritage.
Adding to the anticipation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to preside over the grand opening ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya in January. This event will undoubtedly be a defining moment in India’s contemporary history, and it serves as a beacon of hope and unity for people from all walks of life.
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