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Ayodhya creates new world record; over 300,000 diyas lit on banks of Saryu river

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 06 Nov 2018, 11:59:55 PM
Ayodhya creates new world record; over 300,000 diyas lit on banks of Saryu river (Photo- Twitter)

New Delhi:

Ringing in great joy of Diwali, the festival of light, Ayodhya set a new world record on Tuesday with over three lakh ‘diyas’ or earthen lamps lit up simultaneously on the banks of the Saryu river, officials said.

The new world record was created at the occasion of Deepotsav celebrations on the ghats of the river Ganga in Ayodhya, said Rishi Nath, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records.

“A total of 3,01,152 diyas were lit up simultaneously for a period of five minutes, which is a new record,” Nath told reporters.

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The earlier record was set in Haryana in 2016. This year, 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.

Nath was joined by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook.

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First Published : 06 Nov 2018, 08:46:10 PM

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