Nine lakh diyas (earthen lamps) will be lit on the fifth and grandest edition of Deepotsav in Ayodhya on Wednesday and is likely to be the last mega event of the Yogi Adityanath government before the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
The celebrations will also include an aerial show by 500 drones that will draw Ramayan era scenes on the temple town’s skyline through animation and stimulation. Other attractions will be a 3-D holographic show, 3-D projection mapping and laser show at the majestic Ram ki Paidi ghat on the banks of River Saryu.
The Ayodhya Deepotsav will attempt another Guinness Book of World Record today by lighting at least 7.51 lakh earthen diyas and the tourist department and Ayodhya administration are planning to light Nine lakh lamps as an insurance against any potential disappointment.
Around 12,000 volunteers, mostly students of Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Ayodhya, have been engaged for the lighting of…