Ayodhya: In "Treta Yug", the second of four yugs in Hindu mythology, Lord Ram, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman had returned to Ayodhya after slaying King Ravan in the Pushpak Vimaan.
The "gods" literally descended from the heavens in Ayodhya on Wednesday afternoon as part of a grand Diwali celebration in the holy city led by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. UP Governor Ram Naik will be present with CM Aditynath.
Explaining the true meaning of Ram Rajya, Aditynanath said, "The real meaning of Ram Rajya is a home, electricity and LPG gas cylinders for all households".
Yogi Adityanath performed the aarti on the riverside as others watched.
The seers in Ayodhya who have been awaiting the construction of Ram temple, may not be fully satisfied with the current buzz and the proposed 100-foot tall statue of Ram, for which the Shias have promised to give ten silver arrows.
The UP chief minister highlighted achievements of his government in the six months since it took office, and charted out the state government's plan to turn Ayodhya into a tourism hub.
He said his effort would be to ensure that Ayodhya gets its share of glory.
"The government has sanctioned Rs 133 crore for Ayodhya".
The state tourism department in association with the Avadh University and the district administration are aiming to set a new world record by lighting more than 171,000 earthen oil lamps on the stairs of the Sarayu ghats at Ram ki Paidi on the Diwali eve. A Ramlila laser show of about 22 minutes, marked by special sound effects, was also held on the occasion.