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Ayodhya city enters the Guinness Book of World Records by lighting over 15 lakh diyas.

The land of Lord Rama, Ayodhya has entered the Guinness book of world records by lighting over 15.6 lakh diyas.

The grand celebration was held on the occasion of Choti Diwali at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of the Saryu River.

A total of 17 lakh earthen lamps across 37 ghats of Ram Ki Paidi were lit and this was assisted by over 19000 volunteers.

The Guinness book of world records considered the diyas which remained lit for five minutes or more.

Also, the diyas were to be lit within a 40 minutes time frame as mandated by the world records firm.

This mega event was attended by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi where the PM was a chief guest. Post the success of the event, PM gave the prestigious achievement certificate to the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

“We are going to count how many lamps remain lit for five minutes. Drones have been put up to record the proceedings and we are going to examine them before declaring the final count.” Said an official from the Guinness Book of World Records.

The lighting up of the ghats began at 5:15 PM sharp.

The crowd continuously kept chanting and cheering Jai Shree Ram. After the program, a 3D holographic projection started wherein a few important episodes from the epic Ramayana were screened.

At the end of the show, the UP government also paid a tribute to Lata Mangeshkar and played Ram bhajans sung by the legendary singer.

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