CM Adityanath calls for resumption of Ramleela, Raaslila in UP

27 Apr 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
Yogi to revive religion in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the resumption of Ramleela and Raaslila in Ayodhya and Mathura respectively.

He made several other recommendations regarding religious practices in UP at the conclusion of a presentation by the Religious Endowment Department in a meeting in Lucknow.

He has given a deadline of June 2018 for completion of projects to help execute this.

In context: Yogi to revive religion in UP

Stopped abruptly years ago

According to reports the Ramleela in Ayodhya was stopped abruptly in 2013. Some reports suggest that this was because the Samajwadi Party government had refused to release funds for the event.

27 Apr 2017CM Adityanath calls for resumption of Ramleela, Raaslila in UP

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Ramleela and Raaslila

Raaslila is a folk art depicting the life of Lord Krishna in the form of dance drama in Mathura. Ramleela is a dramatic enactment of the life of Lord Rama based on the epic Ramayana.
Other initiatives called for by Yogi

DetailsOther initiatives called for by Yogi

Speaking to officials, Adityanath also called for conducting the Bhajan Sandhya program in Chitrakoot.

He also said there should be e-puja and e-donation services at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

He added that soon online applications for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and Sindhu Yatra would be made available.

He also asked officials to create 4-lane approach roads to all major temples in the state.