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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)

‘Deepmala’ dazzles shrine on Diwali eve

Kedarnath, November 6

A ‘deepmala’ dazzled the Kedarnath temple Tuesday as 5,100 earthen lamps were lit to decorate the Himalayan shrine on the eve of Diwali for the first time in its history.

Named “Deepmala” (garland of earthen lamps), the programme was being organised by the district administration and started at 6 pm, said Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal.

As many as 5,100 ‘diyas’ were lit together and arranged in rows around the temple and at all sacred spots close to it, he said.

A similar programme would be held on Wednesday too to mark the festival, he said.

It is for the first time in the history of the famous temple that Diwali was being celebrated on such a grand scale, he said. — PTI

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