- ‘Ram Jyoti’ will be lit at houses, shops, institutes & mythological sites
- Ayodhya will be illuminated with diyas made of soil of Sarayu
By Our Correspondent
Ayodhya: Following the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22, the entire city will glow with the radiance of 10 lakh diyas in the evening. On the call of the double engine government, ‘Ram Jyoti’ will be lit at houses, shops, religious places and historic sites.
Previously, when Lord Ram returned from exile, Diwali was celebrated in Ayodhya by lighting diyas. Now, after the completion of the consecration ceremony, Diwali will be celebrated again by lighting ‘Ram Jyoti.’ The Yogi government, which has been organizing the ‘Deepotsav’ for the last seven years, will once again adorn Ayodhya with diyas on January 22, attracting the attention of the world with its divine splendor.
Diyas to illuminate 100 temples and public places
Since assuming power in 2017, the Yogi government has been organizing Deepotsav annually. In 2017, the government adorned Ayodhya with 1.71 lakh diyas, and in the 2023 Deepotsav, a new record was set with 22.23 lakh diyas.
The Tourism Department is actively preparing for this grand event. Notably, diyas will be lit at 100 temples, major intersections, and public places, including Ram Temple, Ram Ki Paidi, Kanak Bhawan, Hanuman Garhi, Guptar Ghat, Sarayu Ghat, Lata Mangeshkar Chowk, Maniram Das Chavani, and other prominent locations.
Private institutions to illuminate with radiant diyas
The Yogi government has urged the entire nation to celebrate this historic occasion as a festival. Following the consecration ceremony, every citizen is encouraged to light diyas in their homes in evening. The government has appealed to people to illuminate not only their homes but also shops, commercial establishments (hotels, factories, plants, etc.), offices (government and private), and historical and religious sites with lamps. Through the radiance of ‘Ram Jyoti,’ the entire atmosphere will be imbued with a Lord Ram-inspired aura.
Locally crafted diyas to illuminate major temples and public places
Regional Tourism Officer RP Yadav mentioned that on the evening of January 22, diyas will be lit at 100 prominent temples and public places. The preparations for this event have been completed. In line with the government’s vision, locally crafted diyas will be used, and local potters are being engaged to provide the diyas. After the main ceremony, there will be substantial public participation, involving the community in large-scale celebrations along with the government.