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In Pictures: Led By UP Chief Minister, How Ayodhya Celebrated Diwali In 2017

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath showers petals on artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)

Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya this year need no introduction. In a Treta yuga redux of the victors returning to Ayodhya in the mythological Pushpak aircraft, Rama and Laxman --- along with Sita, Hanuman and Sugreev --- took off in a helicopter from the Faizabad airstrip and land at a helipad at Ram Katha Sthal, near the Ram Katha Park.

Governor Ram Naik, along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his cabinet colleagues and Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and KJ Alphons received them.

Later, as night descended, the ghats of Ayodhya were illuminated with around 1.7 lakh diyas. Here are few of the images of the events in Ayodhya.

Artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman who arrived by a chopper for Deepotsav celebrations on October 18, 2017 in Ayodhya, India. More than 1.7 lakh earthen lamps were lit up at the grand event while a chopper decorated as the mythological Pushpak Viman descended on the Ram Katha Park (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) Artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman who arrived by a chopper for Deepotsav celebrations on October 18, 2017 in Ayodhya, India. More than 1.7 lakh earthen lamps were lit up at the grand event while a chopper decorated as the mythological Pushpak Viman descended on the Ram Katha Park (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik welcomes artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik welcomes artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Massive crowed gathered at Ram katha park during arrival of Ram Laxman and Sita on the occasion of Chhoti Diwali on October 18, 2017 in Ayodhya (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) Massive crowed gathered at Ram katha park during arrival of Ram Laxman and Sita on the occasion of Chhoti Diwali on October 18, 2017 in Ayodhya (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath showers petals on artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath showers petals on artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
On the occasion Chhoti Diwali 1.7 Lakhs earthen Diya’s illuminated the ghats of Ayodhya, Ram ki Paudi, as part of Diwali celebrations on October 18, 2017 (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) On the occasion Chhoti Diwali 1.7 Lakhs earthen Diya’s illuminated the ghats of Ayodhya, Ram ki Paudi, as part of Diwali celebrations on October 18, 2017 (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Diyas on the ghats of Ayodhya (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times) Diyas on the ghats of Ayodhya (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
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