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Ayodhya Lights over 4 Lakh Diyas on Diwali Eve at Ram Ki Paidi, Finds Spot in Guinness World Records

He said: Out of seven holy cities three -- Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura-- three are in our state

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched schemes worth Rs 226 crore on the occasion. Pixabay

The Deepostav organised by Uttar Pradesh’s the Yogi Adiyanath government has found a place in the Guinness World Records as a total 5.61 lakh earthen lamps were illuminated on the occasion on Saturday in Ayodhya.

During the event four lakh 10,000 diyas were illuminated on ‘Ram ki paudi’ ghats and one lakh 51,000 thousand lamps were illuminated at other places.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched schemes worth Rs 226 crore on the occasion.

He said: “Out of seven holy cities three — Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura– three are in our state. No one in the world and country has this prosperous and cultural environment”.

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During the event four lakh 10,000 diyas were illuminated on ‘Ram ki paudi’ ghats and one lakh 51,000 thousand lamps were illuminated at other places. Pixabay

“Development projects in Ayodhya are being taken forward with new policies. You have witnessed that mother (river) Sarayu had maintained a gap with us but now we have started taking her blessings,” he said.

On the occasion, a symbolic descent of Lord Rama and Seeta took place, helicopter turned in ‘Pushpak Viman’ and, the Chief Minister and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das did symbolic coronation of Lord Rama.

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On this occasion, Deputy Speaker of Republic of Fiji Veena Bhatnagar, Governor Anandiben Patel and Union minister Pralhad Singh Patel were present. (IANS)

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Ram Mandir To Be Built In Ayodhya By 2022

The Grand Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya by 2022

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The Ram temple is proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya by 2022. Wikimedia Commons

The much awaited temple proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict, will be completed before 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence.

The Uttar Pradesh government has released a picture of what the temple, and the Ram statue proposed near it, would look like on their completion. Sources said the Ram idol will take three years to complete.

Details are also trickling in of the grand temple complex planned. Spread over an area 240 feet long and 145 feet wide, it will be 141 feet in height. Its 4 feet periphery will have 251 columns.

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The Ram temple will have a prayer hall, a lecture hall, a educational facility, a saints residence and a hostel for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The temple complex will have a prayer hall, a Ramkatha Kunj (lecture hall), a Vaidik Pathshala (educational facility), a Sant Niwas (saints residence) and a Yatri Niwas (hostel for visitors).

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Around the idol of Lord Ram, there will be other facilities such as a digital museum, a centre for description on holy scriptures, a library, a cafeteria and parking space. (IANS)