Ram temple 9 meters high part of “Dilli ki Diwali”


The Delhi government has started building a replica of Ram Mandir – the one under construction in Ayodhya – at the Thyagaraj stadium complex as part of its “Dilli ki Diwali” celebrations.

The 30-foot-tall, 80-foot-wide replica is part of the scene where the Deepavali puja will be performed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 4, the day of the festival, an official source said. The Hindu.

The total height of the stage, including the lights, will be approximately 60 feet.

“The construction works are carried out in accordance with the instructions of the office of the Deputy Chief Minister (Manish Sisodia). An event management company has been selected and a work order has been issued, ”the source said.

There have been several references to Lord Ram by Mr Kejriwal since the Aam Aadmi Party returned to power in Delhi last year.

In March of this year, the chief minister told the Delhi Assembly that he was trying to establish the model of “Ram Rajya” in the city. “We all worship Lord Ram… He was the king of Ayodhya. During his reign, people were satisfied because they had access to all the basic facilities. It was called the ‘Ram Rajya’… We have been constantly striving to establish this model in Delhi for six years, ”he said.

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The AAP will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, which are scheduled for early next year, and several top party leaders, including Mr. Kejriwal, have visited Ayodhya in the past two months. .

On Wednesday, the Delhi cabinet also made the decision to add Ayodhya to the list of pilgrimage sites.

The “Dilli ki Diwali” program was launched in 2019 when the city government hosted a four-day cultural event, including laser shows, in Central Park, Connaught Place. The event was organized with the aim of encouraging people not to pop crackers and to attend the event instead in the evening.

In 2020, a “grand puja” was performed by the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and other AAP leaders at the Akshardham Temple on November 14, Deepavali Day, and it was broadcast live on TV channels.

This year, the government is preparing to host a live broadcast of Deepavali celebrations at Thyagaraj Stadium. Advertisements for the event, in which Mr. Kejriwal invites citizens to join him remotely from their homes, were broadcast on various media, including news channels on radio and television.

Preparations underway

Thursday afternoon, workers were busy at the Thyagaraj stadium making a frame of metal pipes.

“The Ram Mandir will be part of the scene. It will be built on a metal frame and will be covered with plywood. The exterior of the temple will be thermocol, ”said a worker. Work on the temple replica began on Tuesday and is expected to be completed on Sunday.

One of the ground football poles has been removed, officials said.

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