Diwali celebrated with fervour in Ayodhya; people visit temples, illuminated ghats
Ayodhya had a radiant look as earthen lamps dotted walls and lights illuminated houses and buildings, while fireworks added to the festive spirit as people celebrated Diwali in the holy town.
"I am delighted to visit the birthplace of Lord Ram. It is my first visit to the place and it feels very spiritual here," Tripathi told PTI.
The festive spirit in the city that saw a three-day grand event 'Deepotsav', which ended Tuesday, reached a crescendo on Wednesday as skies sparkled with fireworks and streets and ghats were lit up with lamps, candles and diyas or earthen lamps.
Sweets shops and restaurants were also decked up and florists also did brisk business as many devotees offered flowers and sweets to deities in temples. Ram Ki Paidi, the centre stage of Deepotsav festivities where South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook was the chief guest, dazzled with illuminated temples on the riverfront and several people visited it in the evening to celebrate Diwali.
The Korean First Lady Tuesday got a taste of Diwali as she was treated to a dazzling display of earthen lamps at Ram ki Paidi, where a record over 3 lakh 'diyas' were lit up in front of her. PTI KND
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