'Ram-Sita' descend on Ayodhya's Diwali celebrations; Twitter reacts

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Published Oct 18, 2017, 6:49 pm IST
Updated Oct 18, 2017, 9:12 pm IST
Artistes dressed up as Gods arrive at Ram Katha Park in helicopter, replicating victorious journey of trio as detailed in the Ramayana.
Artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman arrive by a chopper for Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)
 Artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman arrive by a chopper for Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)

Ayodhya: Diwali was well defined in Ayodhya, where over 1.75 lakh diyas (earthern lamps) lit the city as the ‘gods’ descended from above on Wednesday afternoon as part of a grand celebrations of festival of lights led by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Actors dressed up as Ram, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya (Photo: ANI)Actors dressed up as Ram, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya (Photo: ANI)

 

Noticeably, artistes who were dressed up as Maryada Purushottam Ram, Lakshman and wife Sita touched down at the Ram Katha Park in a helicopter, replicating the victorious journey of the trio by the Pushpak Vimana, a mythical flying chariot, as detailed in the Ramayana.

In a show of piety, the ‘celestial’ beings were received by the UP chief minister, his Tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Governor Ram Naik. Yogi Adityanath and the Governor took turns to shower the actors playing Ram, Sita and Lakshman with flowers and marigold garlands, recreating the mythical homecoming of Lord Ram.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcoming the artistes dressed up as Lord Rama and Sita during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcoming the artistes dressed up as Lord Rama and Sita during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

However, not all were happy with the show:

 

 

 

 

And then there was one who pointed out that it had become a priority news

 

 

But there were others who felt that it perfectly imbibed the flavour of the festivities.

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, the state tourism department in association with the Avadh University and the district administration are aiming to set a new world record by lighting more than 171,000 earthen oil lamps on the stairs of the Sarayu ghats at Ram ki Paidi on the Diwali eve.

People lighting earthen lamps on banks of River Saryu during Deepotsav (Diwali celebrations) in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)People lighting earthen lamps on banks of River Saryu during Deepotsav (Diwali celebrations) in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

 

 

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