Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh will be known as Ayodhya, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared today in a discourse to stamp the Diwali celebration in the sacred city respected by a large number of Hindus as the origin of Lord Ram. The declaration comes days after the Uttar Pradesh government formally renamed Allahabad as Prayagraj.
“Ayodhyahamari aan baan shaan ka prateek hai, Ayodhyaki pehchan Bhagwan Ram se hai. (Ayodhya is our image of our pride and esteem). It owes its personality to Lord Ram,” said Yogi Adityanath.
The Faizabad locale includes the twin towns of Faizabad and Ayodhya on the banks of the stream Saryu. The area will now be known as Ayodhya, said the saffron-robed boss clergyman.
He additionally declared a therapeutic school that would be named after Lord Ram’s dad in the epic Ramayana, Raja Dashrath. An aeroplane terminal in Ayodhya will be named after Lord Ram.
“I need to ensure that Lord Ram’s inheritance lives always,” clarified the cleric lawmaker, who assumed responsibility as the central clergyman of Uttar Pradesh after the BJP’s monstrous triumph in state surveys a year ago.
Yogi Adityanath, reacting to the feedback of his renaming binge, had said that a name matters. “For what reason are those dissenting the change not named Raavan or Duryodhan? For what reason didn’t their folks name them ‘Raavan’ and ‘Duryodhan’ all things considered? In this nation, the name holds a considerable measure of essentialness,” he said.