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Diwali 2018: 5 interesting things about Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018 that will make mega celebration special

Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018: From lakhs of diyas ligting up on the Saryu ghats to artists performing from many countries; 5 interesting things about the event that will make mega celebration even more special.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: November 06, 2018 14:34 IST
Diwali 2018: 5 interesting things about Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018 that will make mega celebration speci

Diwali 2018: 5 interesting things about Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018 that will make mega celebration special

Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018: Ayodhya, the holy city of Uttar Pradesh is the birth place of Lord Rama. The city is all prepped to mark the occasion of Diwali at its best. The Ayodhya's grand celebration takes place every year as the festival of Diwali symbolises the return of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lakshmana from 14 years of exile.

The grand celebration for the 'festival of lights' will begin today, that is, Tuesday. The festivity will witness the presence of notable chief minister of Uttar Pradesh -Yogi Adityanath. The event will also be graced by South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook who is the chief guest of the festival.

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Well, certainly there are numerous things to expect from the mega Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya this year as well. From lakhs of diyas ligting up on the Saryu ghats to artists performing from many countries; each thing has been taken into the account to mark the celebrations at its top.

So, let's get into those five things that will make this year's Diwali celebration special at Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018!

Lighting up 3 lakh diyas for evening aarti

A record number of three lakh diyas or earthern lamps will be lit on the banks of Saryu river, while an attempt will be made to enter into the Guinness Book of Record with the lighting ceremony. About 3.35 lakh 'diyas' are planned to be lit up tomorrow on both the banks of the river and students from various colleges of the Avadh University have come to lit them up, along with other people to light them up,” a member of the event management team told news agency PTI.

Lord Rama statue

Another attraction of the grand Diwali celebration at Ayodhya city is a massive 30-feet statue of Lord Rama that has been installed on the banks of the Saryu river, along with that of Lord Hanuman’s.

Artists to arrive in chopper

The lead actors of Ramlila, in full costume to arrive in a government chopper. Artists playing the characters of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita in the Ram Lila would arrive at the spot through a helicopter or a 'Pushpak Vimaan' and will be received by the Chief Minister and other dignitaries at the venue.

Artists performing from around the world

Ram Lila which is the storytelling of the epic Hindu Ramayana will take place. Artists from Indonesia, Trinidad and Russia will perform the Ram Lila which will be followed by a cultural performance by Korean artists.

Ram Katha at Ram ki Paidi

Another interesting thing that will happen at the celebrations of Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018 is a water show. The show will be conducted at Ram ki Paidi which will depict the Ram Katha.

Finally, the burst of firecrackers will also mark the Diwali celebrations of Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018!

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