One of the auspicious festivals of Diwali which is celebrated as the return of Lord Rama to the Kingdom of Ayodhya after 14 years of exile where people welcomed with lighting earthen lamps is celebrated grandly in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
And this year, Uttar Pradesh Government has set up a web portal to celebrate the festival of lights on the auspicious occasion of Diwali this year.
As per reports, it is noted that around 10,000 volunteers are working day and night and the government has marked 24 Ghats where the celebrations will be done.
Ayodhya will be celebrating the occasion of Deepavali like never before where the city will be lit by 5 lakh earthen lamps and for people who wish to participate in the festival but cannot travel due to Covid-19 fear can light the lamps virtually in the virtual portal set up by the government.
To make virtual lighting more realistic, the devotees will get an option on the web portal to choose either earthen, copper, or brass diyas, they can also choose mustard oil, ghee, or sesame oil to light the virtual lamp. After choosing lamps and the oil, an animated design will guide devotees to Lord Rama and Hanuman Griha where one can experience the virtual lighting of the lamps.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister is overlooking the preparations personally and as per reports, Prime Minister of India will also likely be joining this event virtually.
“Not only this, the hands of the person lighting up the lamp on the website would be based on whether the devotee is a man or a woman. After the lamps are lit, based on the details of the devotees, a thank you digital letter carrying the picture of Shri Ram Lalla from the UP CM will also be issued. The web portal will be up before the main event on November 13 to be available for common people,” said a UP government spokesman.