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Deepotsav: Faizabad district to be known as Ayodhya, airport to be named after Ram, says Yogi Adityanath

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 06 Nov 2018, 06:00:30 PM
Deepotsav celebrations LIVE: Faizabad district beautified, renamed as Ayodhya, says Yogi Adityanath (ANI)

New Delhi:

The temple town of Ayodhya has been all decked up for the biggest Diwali celebrations where three lakh earthen lamps or diyas will be lit as part of the Deepostsav on Tuesday. First lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook will grace the event as chief guest.

According to Korean legend, a princess of Ayodhya went to Korea in 48 AD and married King Kim-Suro. A large number of Koreans trace their ancestry to this legendary princess, who is known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok in South Korea. South Korea's first lady along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will lay the foundation stone of the Korean Memorial Park in Ayodhya which has been built in the memory of Queen Heo on Tuesday.

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Three lakh earthen lamps, made by local potters, will be lit at the "Ram ki Paidi" followed by a water show and fireworks. Multicoloured lights have been installed at various places in Ayodhya to illuminate the entire city. Beautiful statues of Ram and Hanuman at the Saryu ghat have also been a centre or attraction among the people.

Artistes from South Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Russia and Trinidad will also perform during the last day of Diwali celebrations on November 6. The three-day grand Diwali celebrations will conclude with a Ramlila performance by artistes from Indonesia, Russia and Trinidad. Artistes performing the roles of Ram and Sita will be welcomed at Ram Katha Park in Ayodhya by Yogi Adityanath himself. They will arrive in a chopper.

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The South Korean First Lady, who is on a four-day visit to the country, was received by Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur on Sunday. "The First Lady's participation in the festivities in Ayodhya will showcase our close civilisational links as well as the ongoing deepening engagement between our two countries," the Ministry of External Affairs had said last week. Kim will leave for Agra on Wednesday for a visit to the Taj Mahal before heading home.

Yogi Adityanth in Ayodhya | Here are the highlights:

A medical college will be established here in Ayodhya, I want it to be named after King Dasharatha. We will also construct an airport here named after Lord Ram: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Ram Katha Park 

"Ayodhya hamari aan baan shaan ka prateek hai, Ayodhya ki pehchan Bhagwan Ram se hai. Aaj se is janpad(Faizabad) ka naam bhi Ayodhya hoga," says UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Faizabad district to be now called as Ayodhya district: CM Yogi announces at Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya

WATCH: South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook arrives on stage at Ram Kath Park in Ayodhya, welcomed by CM Yogi Adityanath.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook inaugurate the Queen Huh Memorial at Queen Huh Park in Ayodhya.

South Korean and Indian artistes perform at Ram Katha Park in Ayodhya. CM Yogi Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook in attendance

South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook arrives at Queen Hau Park in Ayodhya. CM Yogi Adityanath also present. 

South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook arrives at Queen Hau Park in Ayodhya 

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First Published : 06 Nov 2018, 09:29:19 AM

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