Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared photos of the ‘Deepotsav’ held in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, calling it “Awesome, Supernatural and Unforgettable!” PM Modi shared the photos on X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, “Awesome, Supernatural and Unforgettable!
The whole country lights up with the spectacular festival of lights of the city of Ayodhya illuminated by millions of lamps. The resulting energy is spreading new zeal and enthusiasm all over India. I wish Lord Shri Ram to prosper all countrymen and become an inspiration to all my family members. Jai Siya Ram!”
It’s a new Guinness World Record! Ayodhya ‘Deepotsav’ illuminates more than 22.23 Lakh Diyas
On the eve of Diwali, Ayodhya’s Deepotsav on Saturday set a new Guinness World Record by lighting over 22.23 lakh diyas at 51 places in the Uttar Pradesh temple city. The new Guinness World Record was received by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the presence of UP Governor Anandiben Patel.
Yogi Adityanath also led Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya. During the Deepotsav celebrations in the city, Yogi Adityanath also performed an ‘Aarti’ on the banks of Sarayu River.
Last year, the UP government lit 15.76 lakh diyas during Diwali, creating a world record. This year, the state government aims to light up at least 21 lakh diyas, even as arrangements have been made to light 24 lakh diyas. Diyas will be lit across 51 ghats including Ram ki Paidi.
During the three-day Diwali celebrations, about 25,000 volunteers lit diyas at 51 ghats. The placement of the diyas would replicate the Ram Mandir, depicted in the image of Lord Ram holding a bow at the main entrance. Volunteers were trained to light the diyas. The volunteers participating in the three-day Diwali celebrations are from 27 colleges and 19 high schools in Ayodhya and neighboring areas affiliated with Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University.
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