This year, Ayodhya Deepotsav 2020 will take place from November 11 to 15. The Ayodhya Deepotsav is considered the brainchild of Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Since 2017, the festival has been the highlight of the year. On the one hand, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the renowned Ramleela to go the digital way. On the other hand, the forthcoming Deepotsav will help to see the birthplace of Hindu deity Ram in a brand-new light. This year, Ayodhya Deepotsav 2020 is likely to get grander. As per the official tender notification, Ayodhya Deepotsav 2020 will take place from November 11 to November 15.
For last three years, the event has witnessed devotees, residents and volunteers flocking together in large numbers. In the year 2017, people lit a record 1.76 lakh diyas. Apart from this, the holy birthplace of Ram made a world record of lighting 5.51 lakh earthen lamps last year. However, this year, it is yet to made clear if people will be permitted to congregate at the bank of Saryu river to light up the lamps. The state tourism division of the Uttar Pradesh government is deliberating to redecorate the temple town in a grander way. As per the official tender release, the Deepotsav will witness the setting up of LED lightboxes in the Ayodhya city.
The boxes made of the acrylic sheet will brighten the holy city in a brand-new avatar. Not only this, the city roads will also witness a spectacular full-sized edifice showing the ‘Ram Darbar’ on a chariot. It will come up with an independent lighting arrangement. On the banks of the Saryu river, there will be another installation of Ram Darbar at Ram ki Paidi. The edifice will be 18 feet tall and comprise carved pillars and other décor elements.
Courtesy: Financial Express