Over 35,000 artists will perform during Ram Lalla’s consecration, says UP Tourism Minister 

Over 35,0000 artists will participate in the religious gatherings to perform in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Famous bhajan singers including Anoop Jalota, Anuradha Podwal, Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher and A R Rahman will be the star performers in the state.

During the consecration ceremony, a world record will be created by collective blowing of 1,111 conch shells.

Stories on Lord Ram will be narrated from India and abroad. Ramlila on the epic Ramayana will be staged by artists from Nepal, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia.

State Culture and Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh said that from January 14 to March 24, the entire state will bask in the devotional songs in all the temples and religious places in rural and urban areas.

During the period, apart from Ram Katha discourse, Ramayana, Sundar Kand, and cultural programmes will be organised. In this event, the cooperation of Mahila Mangal Dal, Asha, and Anganwadi workers will also be considered.

The Tourism Minister, while giving information about the preparations, said along with the 25 major sites of Ayodhya, Bhajan Kirtan and ‘Sunderkand’ will be recited in about 1,200 temples by the culture department in the state.

“There will be a cultural gathering of about 35,000 artists in this entire event and about 500 artists will perform every day,” he said.

Singh informed that various other activities will also be organised during this period. Apart from a cultural art boat trip on the Saryu River, displaying the art of eminent artists of the country and abroad, a Kavi Sammelan will also be organised.