"The personality of Lord Ram signifies Hindu dharma (religion) and inspire us to fight against evil. He is not only worshipped in India but also in various parts of the world," the chief minister said.
Speaking at the Ramlila ground here on the occasion of Vijayadashami, he alleged that some neighbouring countries are promoting terrorism, separatism, naxalism and they have become dangerous like Ravana.
"We should take a pledge to destroy them like Lord Ram destroyed Ravana," the chief minister said.
"Our traditions and customs are not based on backwardness but they are very much scientific and conserve environment. They unite the country in a string and we need to join hands to find anti-national and anti-social elements and destroy them and this is the message of Vijay Dashmi," he said.
Adityantath led the 'Shobha Yatra' from the Gorakhnath temple to Mansarovar at the Shiv temple in Purana Gorakhpur.