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NEWS IMPULSE – RAMAYAN CRUISE TOUR | 06 DECEMBER

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Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways announced that ‘Ramayan Cruise Tour’ on the Saryu river in Ayodhya will be launched soon.

About:

• It will be the first-ever luxury Cruise service on the Saryu river in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

• It aims to give mesmerizing experience to devotees with one-of-its-kind spiritual journeys while cruising through the famous ghats of the holy river Saryu.

• Tourists will be taken on the ‘Ramcharitmanas Tour’, of 1-1.5 hour duration, featuring an exclusively made video film of 45-60 minutes duration, based on Ramcharitmanas by Goswami Tulsidas, covering the period from the birth of Lord Ram to his Rajyabhishek.

River Saryu

• The Sarayu is a river that originates in Uttarakhand.

• It flows through Uttar Pradesh in India.

• It is a tributary of the Sharda River.

• This river is of ancient significance as it is mentioned in the Vedas and the Ramayana.

• The river is formed at the confluence of rivers karnali and mahakali.

 

Source – All India Radio

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