AYODHYA: Ayodhya has rolled out a red carpet for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is arriving in the holy city on Sunday evening to attend events at the Deepotsav Mahotsav.
The Prime Minister will witness a laser show in Ayodhya after paying obeisance to Ram Lalla at Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
"All preparations have been made for a special puja ceremony at Ram Janmabhoomi on Prime Minister's visit," said Acharya Satyendra Das, head priest.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will show the Prime Minister the ongoing work at the under-construction Ram temple at Ram Janmabhoomi.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made across Ayodhya for the Prime Minister's visit.
The Prime Minister will also attend the event at Ram Katha Park where symbolic coronation of Lord Ram and Sita will take place.
He will, thereafter, light the first earthen lamp at the majestic Ram Ki Paidi ghat.
Around 15 lakh diyas have been laid at Ram Ki Paidi and 37 other ghats. The Ayodhya administration will try to set new Guinness World Record by lighting 15 lakh diyas at these ghats the sixth edition of Deepotsav.
Another three lakh diyas will be lit at important intersections and spots.
The Ayodhya administration had set a world record by lighting 9,41,551 diyas at Deepotsav last year. But this record was broken on Mahashivratri on the banks of the Shipra at Ujjain by lighting 11,71,78 diyas.
The Prime Minister will also attend Saryu aarti.
A laser show portraying several scenes of the Ramayan will be presented before Prime Minister Modi and Yogi Adityanath at Ram Ki Paidi ghat on Sunday.
The Ayodhya administration has decided to present eight laser shows, each of 25 minutes, for local people after Modi leaves Ayodhya.
These will start at 9 p.m. and continue till 1 a.m. The shows will be presented on Diwali on October 24 as well.
This will be Modi's second visit to Ayodhya as Prime Minister. He had presided over 'bhoomi pujan' of Ram temple on August 5, 2020.