Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed ‘Jal Abhishek’ at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on October 31. He used Kabul River water sent by a young girl in Afghanistan. The Kabul River water was blended with Gangajal. Then poured at the Ram temple construction site as per the instructions of PM Modi.
Earlier today, the UP CM said in a media briefing at his Lucknow home that he will visit Ayodhya to survey the groundwork for the grand Deepotsav 2021 celebrations. He said he was primarily going to offer Shree Ram Janmabhoomi the water from Kabul River sent by a girl in Afghanistan.
“A girl from Afghanistan has sent water from the Kabul River to honourable Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) to offer it at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. From that point of view, I am going there specifically to add that sentiment to this event (Deepotsav) as well,” said Adityanath.
The chief minister further stated that he will be visiting Ayodhya to also dedicate Shree Ram Janmabhoomi to the emotions of those who have maintained their respect and devotion towards India and its holy shrines despite the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Adityanath said it is a matter of great pride that the construction of the Ram temple is moving ahead by removing the shackles of the past.
This year, Adityanath has declared the nine lakh earthen lights will be lit in Ayodhya, one earthen light each for an expected nine lakh recipients of the housing plans of the Central and the state government. The Deepotsav is set to begin on November 1 and will close on November 5, a day after Diwali.