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Ayodhya, Oct 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ayodhya to take part in the Diwali celebrations. The prime minister offered prayers at Ram Janmabhoomi. At around 6.30 pm, the prime minister will attend the ‘aarti’ on the banks of the Saryu River, which will be followed by his launch of the grand Deepotsav celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inspects the Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra site in Ayodhya. He will perform the Rajyabhishek of the symbolic Bhagwan Shree Ram later.

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This is the PM’s first visit to Ayodhya after a “bhoomi pujan” for the construction of a Ram temple on August 5, 2020.

The Deepotsav is turning out to be a global platform for artists, with the Yogi government providing the stage to international performers from eight countries. Among them will be a troupe of 12 Russian artists who will be performing the Ramlila.

A total of 120 artists from eight countries will descend on the main stage for the Deepotsav celebrations, the highest in the past six years.