Diwali 2019: Yogi Adityanath participates in Ayodhya Deepotsav; widows in Vrindavan, BSF jawans light lamps, burst crackers [Photos]

On the occasion of Diwali, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government celebrated Deepotsav or the festival of lamps in Ayodhya, where over 5.5 lakh earthen lamps or diyas were lit by devotees

FP Staff October 26, 2019 23:30:58 IST
On the occasion of Diwali, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government celebrated Deepotsav or the festival of lamps in Ayodhya, where over 5.5 lakh earthen lamps or diyas were lit by devotees. The celebrations also saw artists gathering for the Deepotsav processions- a symbolic descent of Lord Ram and Sita. PTI
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On the occasion of Diwali, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government celebrated Deepotsav or the festival of lamps in Ayodhya, where over 5.5 lakh earthen lamps or diyas were lit by devotees. The celebrations also saw artists gathering for the Deepotsav processions- a symbolic descent of Lord Ram and Sita. PTI
The stage at the amphitheatre-style Ram Katha Park  was made to imitate the "courtroom of a grand palace" where the <em>rajya abhishek</em> (coronation) of the symbolic Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman was done, followed by their aarti by the chief minister and Ramlila performances. A 'Ram Darbar' was erected at the Ram Ki Paidi ghat in Ayodhya. PTI
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The stage at the amphitheatre-style Ram Katha Park  was made to imitate the "courtroom of a grand palace" where the <em>rajya abhishek</em> (coronation) of the symbolic Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman was done, followed by their aarti by the chief minister and Ramlila performances. A 'Ram Darbar' was erected at the Ram Ki Paidi ghat in Ayodhya. PTI
The Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat too wore a festive look on Diwali. Lamps were lit in the periphery of the tourist attraction. PTI
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The Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat too wore a festive look on Diwali. Lamps were lit in the periphery of the tourist attraction. PTI
A view of illuminated Krishna Janamsthan temple ahead of Diwali festival in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. PTI
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A view of illuminated Krishna Janamsthan temple ahead of Diwali festival in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. PTI
The illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and Diwali celebrations in Amritsar, Punjab attracted a lot of visitors.  PTI
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The illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and Diwali celebrations in Amritsar, Punjab attracted a lot of visitors.  PTI
A sports complex was transformed as sportspersons lit lamps and candles at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium during 'track pujan' ahead of Diwali in Allahabad. PTI
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A sports complex was transformed as sportspersons lit lamps and candles at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium during 'track pujan' ahead of Diwali in Allahabad. PTI
The Armed forces, too, celebrated the festival away from their families. Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers lit candles during Diwali celebrations near the international border fence in Agartala. PTI
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The Armed forces, too, celebrated the festival away from their families. Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers lit candles during Diwali celebrations near the international border fence in Agartala. PTI
In Jammu, BSF soldiers took part in Diwali celebrations by lighting candles during near the International Border fence at Pargwa. PTI
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In Jammu, BSF soldiers took part in Diwali celebrations by lighting candles during near the International Border fence at Pargwa. PTI
Breaking age-old taboos, Vrindavan widows celebrated Diwali in front of the Yamuna river at KC Ghat in Mathura. They have participated in celebrations for the seventh year. PTI
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Breaking age-old taboos, Vrindavan widows celebrated Diwali in front of the Yamuna river at KC Ghat in Mathura. They have participated in celebrations for the seventh year. PTI