Guwahati: Ayodhya is in seventh heaven these days as amidst the grand Deepotsav celebrations, the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived on Tuesday and is to make some good announcement. Although the disputes and conflicts regarding the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya are already on a high, yet, people have not stopped fancying about something really grand and out-of-the-world in the place.
It is speculated that the UP CM, during his visit to Ayodhya in this Diwali will make the grand announcement of the making of a mega statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. Although this is not yet fixed as the installation of the statue is fixed but this is speculated that the statue will measure possibly around 151 meters on a 51-metre pedestal in Ayodhya. This will make the statue to measure around 202 metres tall and if that happens then this is going to be taller than 182-metre ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat. It is the construction of this statue in Ayodhya that is making quite a buzz among people at present.
For the initial preparation of the design and concept of the project, the state government has already received some presentations. It seems that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is adamant at erecting this statue before next year's general elections which will contribute a lot towards building a field among the Hindu majority.
The sources have also informed that CM Yogi might visit some places in Ayodhya to choose the spot where the statue could come up. Further, speculations are that Yogi Adityanath may also announce that the Faizabad-Ayodhya will be renamed as 'Sri-Ayodhya'. The Viswa Hindu Parishad spokesperson Sharad Sharma says, "Any name which reminds people of slavery should be abolished."
In this matter of renaming of Faizabad, some historians are of the opinion that it should be renamed as 'Saket'.
The latest reports of CM Yogi Adityanath reaching Ayodhya for Diwali celebrations have revealed that South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook too has arrived at the holy place for joining Yogi in the Deepotsav celebrations.
The celebrations for Deepotsav has already flagged off in Ayodhya as tableaux and processions were taken out in Ayodhya along with South Korean and Indian artists performing at Ram Katha Park in Ayodhya. CM Yogi Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook are among the most important guests to be a part of the celebrations.