Deepotsav celebrations began on Friday in Ayodhya in the presence of Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The diwali event saw the righting of a record 5.84 lakh earthen lamps on the banks of the River Saryu in Ayodhya on the occasion of Diwali, thus making it to the Guinness world records.
Our generation is not only fortunate to see the start of the construction of a Ram temple here, but we also attended the historic event. In the struggle of 500 years, many saints passed away with a dream to see the start of construction. I thank PM Modi who is the one who implemented the ideology of Ram Rajya," PTI quoted Adityanath as saying while addressing the 'Deepotsav' event.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had performed the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5 this year.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh started Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya after Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister in March 2017.