Ayodhya, November 6: All eyes will be on Deepotsav 2018 celebration in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya where chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to make an important announcment on construction of a statue of Lord Ram. The three-day Deepotsav event, a carnival of lights, will conclude this evening. Scroll down to watch live streaming of Deepotsav and Diwali celebrations on the banks of river Sarayu in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya is all decked up to welcome South Korean First lady Kim Jung-sook who is the chief guest. As part of Deepotsav, lakhs of diyas (earthen lamps) have been set up on the steps of the ghats, while also aiming for a Guinness Book of Record. Huge hoardings, bearing message -- 'South Korean First lady Kim Jung-sook - Welcome to Ayodhya ' and her picture, have been put up across the city. Diwali 2018: Nepal Honours Dogs By Celebrating Kukur Tihar on Deepawali; Here's Why.
A statue of Lord Ram and Hanuman has been installed at the historic ghats of the Saryu river, while an iconic ceremonial gateway has been erected near the site of the main function. Yogi Adityanath is likely to announce the installation of a mega statue of Lord Ram, possibly around 151 metre on a 51 metre pedestal in Ayodhya. Diwali 2018 Lakshmi Puja Date and Time: Shubh Muhurat, Laxmi Puja Vidhi, Vrat Rituals & Preparations to Celebrate Deepavali Festival.
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Earlier, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said that Adityanath had made some plans for Ayodhya and 'good news' will be announced on Diwali. "Yogi Adityanath is not only a chief minister but also a saint. He surely has plans for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Wait for Diwali, good news will be announced," the state BJP president told reporters.