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Diwali celebrated with gaiety in Gorakhpur

india Updated: Oct 24, 2006 00:10 IST
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DIWALI, THE festival of light, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm in the district. People worshipped Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha for prosperity and wisdom.

Sanskar Bharti has organised illumination of earthen lamp at the historical Surajkund Mansarovar. As many as 2500 earthen lamps were put at the stairs of the pond.

While most peoples decked up their houses with electric bulbs, the activists of Sanskar Bhartiya city unit lit the earthen lamps and celebrated Deepotsav-2006 at Surajkund.

This programme was organised to attract the people, particularly the youths towards the cultural and traditional aspect of Diwali.

Expressing his views on this occasion, district magistrate Dr Hariom said Sanskar Bharti did a remarkable job for promotion of the traditional arts and sanskar. He also lit a diya at Surajkund along with his wife Dr Malvika.

Expressing his views on this occasion, noted Hindi critic Dr Permanand Srivastav expressed his concern over cultural pollution and said the culture projected by the media in western style virtually damaged the ethics of Indian festivals.

He stressed on the need to save the real spirit of the festivals.  

City unit president of Sanskar Bharti Dr Manglesh Srivastav said it was shameful that the country was adopting western life style forgetting Indian culture.

The idols goddess Lkshmi were immersed into the Rapti at Rajghat. The immersion procession was taken out under strict vigil of the administration.

The traffic movement from Alinagar to Ghanta Ghar was restricted and heavy police force was deployed at the Reti crossing.

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