UP CM Yogi Adityanath Renamed Faizabad As Ayodhya


After renaming Allahabad as Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Faizabad district would henceforth be known as Ayodha.

Highlights:

  • Ayodhya is a symbol of our ‘aan, baan aur shaan’ (honour, pride and prestige),” he said at a grand “Deepotsav” event organised in the pilgrim town, about 120 km from State capital Lucknow.
  • Ayodhya is known around the world for Lord Ram and the festival of Diwali is celebrated due to the legend of him returning home from “vanvas” (exile).
  • Janakpur to Ayodhya bus service had started therefore, to take the Ayodhya-Nepal relationship forward
  • Later, on the banks of the Sarayu river, a new world record was also set with over three lakh “diya” (earthen lamps) lit up simultaneously
  • “A total of 3,01,152 earthen lamps were lit up simultaneously for five minutes, which is a new record,



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