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Ayodhya: UP government sets new world record, lights 3 lakh Diyas

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Uttar Pradesh has got one more entry in Guinness World Records. On the occasion of Deepotsav event on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government illuminated over 3 lakh earthen lamps (diyas) on the banks of river Sarayu in Ayodhya.

Rishi Nath — official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records — made the announcement that the record was created at the ‘Deepotsav’ event.

UP government sets new world record

According to reports, “A total of 3,01,152 diyas were lit up simultaneously for five minutes, which is a new record,” Mr Nath quoted by the news agency as saying. The diyas were illuminated in the presence of Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook. Kim Jung-sook has also performed the arti with Uttar Pradesh CM on the river bank.

The UP government had a target to light 3.35 lakh diyas on both sides of ghats at Ram Ki Paidi in Ayodhya. Last year, 1.75 lakh diyas were lit during Diwali celebrations.

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