Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, India, has made headlines worldwide after setting a new Guinness World Record during the Deepotsav celebrations. Over 22 lakh diyas, or earthen lamps, were lit, illuminating the entire city and spreading a new sense of zeal and enthusiasm across the country.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who described it as amazing, divine, and unforgettable. With Ayodhya breaking its own record from previous years, the celebrations took place on the eve of Diwali, captivating millions of people with the sheer brilliance of 22.23 lakh diyas spread across 51 ghats.
What started as a modest celebration in 2017 has grown in scale each year. The number of lit diyas increased from 51,000 to a staggering 9 lakhs in 2021. This year’s Deepotsav holds special significance as the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is currently underway. PM Modi is scheduled to attend the temple’s inauguration on January 22, 2024.
While Ayodhya was basking in the luminous glory of the Deepotsav celebrations, PM Modi made another meaningful gesture earlier on Diwali day. He visited Lepcha in Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the festival with soldiers, expressing his heartfelt gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication in safeguarding the country.
As the news spreads across Pakistan, people are marveling at the grandeur of the Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya. The unity and positive energy generated by lighting millions of diyas is a reflection of the vibrant cultural tapestry shared by both countries.
Stay tuned for more updates on Ayodhya’s Deepotsav celebrations and the monumental inauguration of the Ram Mandir in the near future.
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