Ayodhya: The grand Ram Ki Paidi ghat in Ayodhya like previous years will witness the deepotsav (Festival of earthen lamps) on Diwali.
However, owing to COVID-19 protocols, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to restrict people to participate in the event.
“There will be an online option to click ‘diyas’ and ensure your participation in the event,” said Ayodhya mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay.
“Due to the pandemic, people will not be allowed to attend the event like previous years,” Upadhyay added.
The government shall ensure URL for online participation before the event. The Ayodhya administration has also entrusted 208 temples to make arrangements for Deepotsav celebrations.