Over 3 lakh diyas lit on banks of Sarayu in new world record

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Nov 2018 08:34:32


By Kunal Dutt,


A NEW world record was set in the holy city of Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali on Tuesday with over three lakh ‘diyas’ or earthen lamps lit up simultaneously on the banks of the Sarayu river, officials said.

Rishi Nath, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records, made the announcement that the record was created at the Deepotsav event on the ghats here.

“A total of 3,01,152 diyas were lit up simultaneously for a period of five minutes, which is a new record,” Nath said. The target was to illuminate a total of 3.35 lakh diyas on both sides of ghats at Ram Ki Paidi here.

“It beat the earlier record set in Haryana in 2016, where at an event 1,50,009 diyas were lit,” Nath said and hailed the new record as “phenomenal”. The grand spectacle is part of the second edition of ‘Deepotsav’ initiated by the State BJP Government.

The ‘Ram ki Paidi’ was lit up in purple, red and yellow lights and a laser show based on the life of Lord Ram was also displayed for the cheering thousands.