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Ayodhya Deepotsav Breaks Its Own Guinness World Record

Around 50,000 people were present at the Ram Ki Paidi, on the banks of the Saryu to witness the new record

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INDIA: Ayodhya, the sacred birthplace of Lord Ram, was illuminated with over 15.76 lakhs diyas (earthen lamps) by the volunteers of Uttar Pradesh’s Avadh University on the occasion of Diwali. More than 19,000 volunteers participated to achieve this extraordinary feat.

The record surpassed all the previous records set by the ancient city of India. Around 50,000 people were present at the Ram Ki Paidi, on the banks of the Saryu to witness the new record.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, handed over the certificate of the newly achieved Guinness Book of World Records to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, as the entire program was successfully completed under his supervision.

PM Modi giving the Guinness World of Records certificate to UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Photo Credit: Twitter/myogiadityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, and other state ministers were a part of the historic achievement.

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The three-day event commenced on October 21 and continued till Diwali. This huge celebration has been taking place each year in Ayodhya district ever since Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017 and laid the foundation stone of building Ram Mandir.

Moreover, this auspicious day marks PM Modi’s first visit to Ayodhya after the “Bhoomi puja” was held at the Ram temple on August 5, 2020.

India’s iconic monuments illuminated with lights

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More than a thousand Diya’s were lit at the Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. Rashtrapati Bhavan and Raisina hill in the National capital were also illuminated with hundreds of small fairy lights.

Rashtrapati Bhavan. Twitter/Saschasimon95

The special tourist attraction Gateway of India in Mumbai was lit up with laser lights.

The renowned Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai also joined the league of lightning on Diwali.

Bhopal’s Mahalakshmi Temple was decked up with floral decorations accompanied by decent rope lights.

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