Ayodhya: After the formation of the government of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, the Deepotsav program started in Ayodhya in 2017. In the first year, 180,000 diyas were lit. This was followed by 3,01,152 lamps in 2018, 5,50,000 in 2019 and 5,51,000 in 2020. But, now this year’s Deepotsav program is going to be grand. Because, this year world record 9 lakh lamps will be lit at the feet of world record holder Ram in Ayodhya. So 3 lakh lamps will be lit in Ayodhya, in this way a total of 12 lakh lamps will be lit. The Guinness Book of World Records team will count them.
Ayodhya Deepotsav 2021 Schedule
Grand programs will be held in Ayodhya on Wednesday. Lord Rama’s procession and thali will be taken out at 10 in the morning. Starting from Saket College, it will reach Ramkatha Park. Union Minister Kishan Reddy will be present on this occasion. Governor Anandi Ben and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be present on this occasion. Ram-Sita’s helicopter arrival, Bharat Milap, Ramayana painting exhibition will also be inaugurated in the program.
Where will the light go?
The number of lamps being installed in Ayodhya this year is much more than last year. About 9 lakh lamps will be lit at the feet of Rama alone. Also 51,000 lamps will be lit in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex and more than 3 lakh lamps at various places and ancient temples in Ayodhya. Apart from this, almost all mythological sites, lakes and temples will be illuminated in the 14 Kosi Parikrama of Ayodhya. Apart from Ayodhya, lights will be installed at many places in 84 Kosi Parikrama including Makhoda Dham in Basti district. Makhoda Dham is the same place where Maharaj Dasaratha performed the Putrashrestha Yagya. Later, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna were born to King Dasharatha.
Selfless service of lakhs of volunteers in Deepotsav
When the lamps of Ayodhya are lit, a different kind of happiness will be seen on the faces of many children. Actually these are the same kids who have worked hard for this Diwali. Apart from 45 volunteers, students from 15 colleges, 5 colleges, children of 35 different institutes of Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University are contributing as volunteers in this Deepotsav. Their total number is about 12 thousand. About 36,000 liters of oil will be used to light such a large number of diyas.
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