5-Storey Cruise Set to Sail on Saryu River in Ayodhya, Secures MOU with Yogi Government

Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya to Commence in April, Culminating by Year-End

The consecration ceremony for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled to commence on January 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to participate. There is great enthusiasm among the devotees as the entire city of Ayodhya is engrossed in the preparations for this event. The grandeur of Ayodhya is further highlighted by the presence of seven rivers flowing through the city, with the sacred Sarayu River being the most recognized. While the Sarayu River symbolizes Ayodhya, several other rivers are contributing to the city’s charm.

The circumambulation (parikrama) of Ayodhya, covering a distance of 84 kos (unit of distance in the ancient Indian system), starts from the place where King Dasharatha performed a yajna to fulfill his wish for a son. Devotees revere these rivers and undertake the parikrama, which is initiated by crossing the Kuwari Nadi, a tributary of the Sarayu River. Pilgrims pay homage to these rivers, and the parikrama begins with reverence. Ayodhya’s Sarayu River will witness the inauguration of a floating cruise service covering the 84 kos Parikrama route. According to reliable sources, this floating cruise is expected to be substantial and has received support from the Uttar Pradesh government under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Five-Deck Cruise Ship in Ayodhya with a Capacity of 5,000 Passengers

In a novel initiative, a grand floating cruise is set to be launched on the Ayodhya River, featuring five decks and accommodating up to 5,000 passengers. This floating marvel, expected to be the largest of its kind, will offer various amenities such as launches, dinners, and high-tea experiences for passengers. The cruise is designed to provide a delightful journey and entertainment for pilgrims and tourists.

The cruise is especially anticipated by the Gujarati community, known for its substantial presence in Ayodhya, and will feature Gujarati cultural elements. The cruising experience will be enhanced with traditional Gujarati hospitality and entertainment, making it a unique and memorable voyage.

Currently under construction at the Riverfront in Gujarat’s Bilimora Shipyard, the cruise ship aims to replicate the success of the recently inaugurated Riverfront in India. The cruise is expected to commence operations in April, and details about ticket prices and reservations are yet to be finalized. This initiative is a testament to the government’s efforts to promote tourism and cultural experiences, making Ayodhya an attractive destination for visitors from across the country and beyond.

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