Artists portraying the characters of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman will descend in the mythological 'Pushpak Viman' at the Ram Katha Sthal in Ayodhya today.
The ancient city of Ayodhya is all set to celebrate the festival of lights with Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. Yes, both of them will descend onto the city and recreate the scene straight from Ramayana. And the person behind recreating the magic is none other than Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. As per Indian Express report, the celebratory atmosphere will be recreated at the Ram Katha Sthal in Ayodhya where artists portraying the characters of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman will descend in the mythological ‘Pushpak Viman’ with Yogi Adityanath performing the symbolic ‘Rajyabhishek’. As per authorities, the three characters, along with Hanuman and Sugreev, will take off in a helicopter from Faizabad airstrip and land at Ram Katha Sthal.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will celebrate the grand Diwali occasion named ‘Deepotsav’ at Ram Katha Park with Governor Ram Naik, Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and K J Alphons, deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, and other state ministers. All the state bigwigs will then attend the aarti at Saryu river. Yogi Adityanath will also light around 2 lakh earthen lamps at Ram Ki Paidi – a feat that may get a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as authorities have reportedly approached the people concerned. Later, Ramleela will also be performed by artists from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal at Ram Katha Park.
Meanwhile, foundation stones of infrastructure projects worth Rs 133 crore for Ayodhya will be laid on the occasion. Adityanath will also distribute certificates to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, new power connections and other schemes. The CM is likely to stay in Ayodhya on Wednesday and travel to Gorakhpur the next morning.