9 lakh diyas illuminate Ayodhya, creates world record


Guwahati : Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district on Wednesday (November 3) created another world record after over 9 lakh earthen lamps (diyas) were lit along the banks of river Saryu during Deepotsav 2021.

Apart from this, three lakh diyas were lit separately at different places in the holy city on Wednesday as part of the Diwali celebrations.

Last year, nearly six lakh “diyas” were lit up by volunteers in the land of Lord Ram.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday took to Twitter and shared the certificate of Guinness World Record for the largest display of oil lamps.

“In the holy city of Shri Ayodhya, the banks of Mother Saryu have come alive with supernatural light. With the spirit of truth, affection and world welfare, a world record has been set for lighting the maximum number of lamps amidst Vedic chants. This record is a result of the faith and belief of the devotees of Lord Shri Ram.” Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.

The certificate from the Guinness World Record mentioned that the largest display of oil lamps had been achieved by the Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Dr Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University.