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Ayodhya lights up in Deepotsav with 6,06,569 diyas to set another Guinness world record

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Ayodhya set a new Guinness World Record on Friday by lighting 6,06,569 earth lamps (diyas) at the majestic Ram Ki Paidi ghat on the banks of the Saryu River and other ghats in the temple city during the fourth Deepotsav.

Ram Ki Paidi, a series of ghats, sported a heavenly appearance with hundreds of thousands of earth diyas illuminating it against the backdrop of the Saryu.

A Guinness team was present to judge the event. By creating this world record, the Ayodhya administration broke its own record that it set last year by lighting 4,10,000 diyas.

Prime Minister Adityanath lit the first diya at Ram Ki Paidi ghat. Governor Anandiben Patel was also present on the occasion.

The CM congratulated the Ayodhya administration for the world record and for successfully organizing the Deepotsav event.

Around 8,000 students from Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad, volunteered to make the event a success.

“I congratulate the Ayodhya administration, the Ram Manohar Lohia University students and all the volunteers for creating this world record,” Adityanath.

Hundreds of temples and maths dotting Ayodhya were also lit up for the occasion. Most of the city was adorned with colored lights.

In 2018 Deepotsav too, a Guinness ground lamp illumination record of 3.1 lakh was set.

After the BJP government came to power in UP (March 2017), the Adityanath government has been organizing the Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali.

The grand finale of the Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya was marked by Ram Leela women by artists from Chhattisgarh. Adityanath watched this performance along with other members of his cabinet.

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