‘Mokshdayni Walk’: Another attraction on Diwali eve in Ayodhya
To explore the serene bank of the river Saryu on a guide tour, a unique ‘Mokshdayni Walk’ has been included as a part of celebrations in Ayodhya on Diwali.lucknow Updated: Oct 17, 2017 12:40 IST
As part of celebrations in Ayodhya on Diwali eve on October 18, a unique ‘Mokshdayni Walk’ has been included to explore the serene bank of the river Saryu on a guide tour.
The walk will start from Kanchan Bhawan on Rin Mochan Ghat and will end at Nageshwar Nath Temple at Ram Ki Pairi. The walk is based on the concept of life by the side of the Saryu Ghat.
“This short walking tour is aimed to explore the riverside of Ayodhya with its vivid history and religious interpretations that make this temple town so important for devotees,” said Prateek Hira, president and CEO of Tornos, a tour company.
“This walking tour introduces people to the life of this ancient Hindu city that is not only the birth place of Lord Rama but also has a vivid history and religious interpretations that make each temple here unique and has a story and logic behind each one,” he said.
“Be it the Jhumki Ghat named after a saint, who is said to be a worshipper of goddess Sita, or Sahast Dhara that till dates holds the distinction of taking away the life of a wrongdoer who swears by the river in his own defence. The walk ends at the ghat for Saryu Aarti,” he said.
Tornos researched and started a special walking tour in Ayodhya naming it ‘Moksdayni Walk’ in 2015. Till now, it has catered to about 400 foreign tourists in Ayodhya who have availed this tour.
This year, the state government has taken up the cause to promote Ayodhya on the map of world tourism that was neglected as a tourist destination. The authorities plan to set a world record by lighting 171,000 earthen lamps on the banks of the Saryu river on October 18.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will also be in Ayodhya on that day to welcome the Ram Shobha Yatra.
Manoj Dixit, vice chancellor of RML Avadh University, Faizabad, said the entire arrangement will require 10,000 litres of oil for the event at the Saryu Ghat.
First Published: Oct 17, 2017 12:40 IST