Ayodhya has been in the best of festive sprits all through the Diwali week as a massive diya extravaganza illuminated the holy town marking the return of Maryada Purshottam Rama to Ayodhya. The city has worn a highly decked up look all through the week . This year will be the first Diwali after the temple construction at Ayodhya got a green signal. In the runup to the festivities there were several meetings held with officials to decide the preparedness.
As per instructions the fourth Deepotsav was held on November 11, 12 and 13. He informed that the record of burning five and a half lakh diyas simultaneously in Ram ki Paidi will be registered in the Guinness book of World records. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will welcome the forms of Laxman, Lord Ram and Goddess Janaki, in Ramkatha Park and will also witness the coronation of Shri Ram.
The main function of the three-day Deepotsav was organized on Choti Deepawali on November 13, in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participated in the Deepotsav. It was a big challenge for the district administration.
The work on the special festivities were undertaken by the tourism department to paint the temples and buildings of Ram’s Paadi in one color. All the temples and buildings of Ram’s Paidi present a grand appearance after being painted in the same color afresh. The city has now proved to be a major crowd puller. The main tableau was a cntre of much nterest as it showcased Putyeshthi Yagya, Gurukul Shiksha, Ramsita Vivah, an episode on Ahilya, Panchavati, Rameshwaram Setu, Pushpak Vimana, Kevat Theme, Ram Darbar, Mata Shabari, Ram Milan and Lanka Dahan. Five lakh fifty-one thousand lamps were burnt at the banks of Saryu. Last year, four and a half lakh lamps were burnt.