Ayodhya sets another Guinness world record, lights up 6,06,569 diyas
New Delhi : Ayodhya on Friday created a new Guinness world record by lighting 6,06,569 earthen lamps (diyas) at the majestic Ram Ki Paidi ghat on the banks of the Saryu river and other ghats of the temple town during the fourth Deepotsav.
A Guinness team was present to judge the event. By creating this world record, the Ayodhya administration broke its own record it set last year by lighting 4,10,000 diyas.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath lit the first diya at Ram Ki Paidi ghat. Governor Anandiben Patel was also present at the event.
Around 8,000 students of Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad, had volunteered to make the event successful.
"I congratulate the Ayodhya administration, students of Ram Manohar Lohia University and all volunteers for creating this world record," Adityanath.
In the 2018 Deepotsav also, a Guinness record of lighting 3.1 lakh earthen lamps was set.