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UP CM Adityanath to lay foundation of 108m tall Ram statue on Diwali eve

Project estimated to cost Rs 5 billion

Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will lay the foundation of a 108 metre tall Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali, in November, this year.

Earlier, the state government had proposed to erect a 100 metre Ram statue, the height of which has now been extended by 8 metres, since the figure of 108 is considered auspicious in Hindu religion.

A high-level source told Business Standard the CM would lay the foundation of the statue on ‘Deepotsav’, organised on the eve of Diwali festival in the temple town every year. Since, Diwali will be celebrated on
Topics : Ayodhya

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 5:22 PM IST

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