Deepotsav 2022: Ayodhya Scripts World Record On Diwali Eve

Industry Watch | October 27, 2022 | News


As part of the Yogi Government's Deepotsav celebrations, Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh broke its own record by setting a new record for the "largest display of oil lamps" by lighting more than 15.76 lakh earthen lamps at the "Ram ki Paidi." 

The record was created in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thousands of devotees, the general public and dignitaries along with the entire world witnessed this spectacularly mystical and historic event.

The teachers and students of Awadh University, Ayodhya contributed largely to creating the record. As soon as the PM declared the festival to be open, more than 15.76 lakh clay lamps were lit individually while people chanted 'Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram'.

During the Deepotsav celebrations, a laser show provided viewers with a stunning sight. A digital holography performance based on the Ramayan was also shown during the festivities in Ayodhya.

As the representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records announced the establishment of the record, the entire city of Ayodhya echoed with the chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ The Chief Minister received the certificate, while the Prime Minister congratulated him on the achievement.

Notably, 1.71 lakh lamps were lit in 2017, the first Deepotsav in Uttar Pradesh under the Yogi Adityanath administration. Since then, the figure has been rising steadily, reaching 3.01 lakh in 2017, 4.04 lakh in 2018, 6.06 lakh in 2020, and 9.41 lakh in 2021.

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The event found a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest display of earthen oil lamps – 15.76 lakh diyas approximately.

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