PM Modi will attend Deepotsav for the first time and pray to Ramlala on the eve of Deepavali in Ayodhya

On October 23, PM Modi will be in Ayodhya for the Deepotsav ceremony. Although this will be the sixth Deepotsav, PM Modi will be present in person for the first time.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, to take part in Deepotsav celebrations that are conducted on the eve of Deepavali.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced that PM Modi would visit Bhagwan Ramlala Virajman for darshan and to offer prayers at around five o’clock in the evening. He will next go to the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra location. At around 5:45 PM, he would perform the Rajyabhishek of the symbolic Bhagwan Ram. Around 6:30 p.m., the Prime Minister will take part in Aarti at New Ghat on the Saryu River, following which the elaborate Deepotsav ceremonies will start.


This year’s Deepotsav is the sixth iteration, and the Prime Minister will attend the celebrations in person for the first time. More than 15 lakh diyas will be lit on this day.

There will also be eleven Ramleela tableau shows, incorporating different dance styles from different states, and five animated tableau displays during Deepotsav. The Prime Minister will attend the 3-D Holographic Projection Mapping Show at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of the Saryu River in addition to the Grand Musical Laser Show.

Ayodhya has increased security in preparation for PM Modi’s visit to take part in Deepotsav celebrations.

Route Diversions In View Of PM Modi’s Visit

As a result of security concerns ahead of PM Modi’s visit, many route diversions have been developed and are effective as of this morning at 8 am. Tractors, DCM, and heavy vehicles won’t be permitted to enter the state. People travelling from Lucknow to Gorakhpur or Basti will now have to take an alternate route that involves Barabanki to Jarwal Road, Utraula, and Dumriyaganj in order to reach Gorakhpur.

Vehicles travelling from Gonda/Balrampur to Barabanki and Lucknow through Ayodhya must halt in Mankapur and continue via Jarwal Road and Ramnagar Chowk. Vehicles travelling from Prayagraj or Sultanpur to Ayodhya must pass through Basti, while those travelling from Prayagraj or Sultanpur to Gorakhpur must pass through Kadipur, Shahganj, Azamgarh, or Dohrighat.

Ambedkarnagar to Basti and Gorakhpur traffic that was originally headed in the direction of Ayodhya would be detoured to Tanda, Kalwari, and subsequently Basti. Via Amethi itself, vehicles travelling to Ayodhya from Raebareli, Amethi via Basti must travel toward Sultanpur, Katka, Mahrua, Ambedkarnagar, Tanda, and Kalwari bridge. The route from Ambedkarnagar to Lucknow for vehicles travelling from Azamgarh to that city via Ambedkarnagar will include stops in Mahrua, Katka, and Sultanpur.