Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the Global Encyclopedia of the Ramayana on March 6 in Lucknow and said that this epic and the Mahabharata give the best life lessons.
Stories in Hindu epics help us envision a better India, he said.
Asserting that historical facts cannot be denied, the chief minister said still there are some people who raise questions on the existence of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.
Launching the encyclopedia in an e-book format prepared by the Ayodhya Research Institute, the chief minister said the construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya makes this launch of the Global Encyclopedia of Ramayana more special.
“This encyclopedia will motivate us to visit Ayodhya as it will introduce all to the untouched aspects of science and spirituality,” he said.
“There are Sapta Puri, seven holy cities, which are considered as the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites. Out of these, Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi are in Uttar Pradesh. It is a matter of pride for us that a workshop has been organized by the Department of Culture, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs,” he said.