21,000 clay lamps to be lit each evening
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Nov 9: Surya Mandir Committee president Sanjiv Singh in a press statement informed that Dipawali Utsav will be observed at Surya Dham for the first time after establishment of Ram Mandir in the complex between November 13 and 15 and each day 21,000 clay lamps would be lit. He mentioned that the lamp lighting would commence each day from 5 pm.
Sanjiv Singh stated in the press release that it was a matter of pride and joy for Jamshedpur citizens that a Ram Temple had been installed in the Surya Mandir complex. The citizens of Ayodhya had lighted lamps in celebration of Lord Ram slaying Ravan and returning to his kingdom after spending 14 years of banishment in the jungle. He said that Dipawali was also a celebration of victory of right over evil. He stated in the release, “We have kept the tradition alive and every year we celebrate Dipawali in our homes and colonies by lighting clay lamps. I am happy that that after the establishment of Ram Mandir in Surya Dham, this will be the first festival of lights that will be celebrated here.” He appealed to the citizens to visit the Surya Dham each evening between November 13 and 15 and participate in the clay lamp lighting event.