Ayodhya on Wednesday, November 3, set a new world record for lighting the maximum number of earthen lamps. Around 9 lakh diyas lit up the banks of the Saryu, setting a Guinness World Record.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath 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.
CM Adityanath, who reached Ayodhya for the fifth ‘Deepotsav’ (festival of lights) event, while inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of various projects worth Rs 661 crore, credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the construction of a grand Ram temple and also launched an attack on the opposition parties.
Adityanath claimed that when the Ram temple is built in Ayodhya, it will be the best religious and spiritual city in the world. He said that Ayodhya will become the cultural capital of India. “Now no one can stop the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2023,” he said.
He said that the government is working for the development of 500 pilgrimage sites and temples, including Ram Janmabhoomi, Kashi Vishwanath in the state, out of which work on 300 has been completed and on another 200 is in progress.
Union Tourism and Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy, who was also present, said that 12 lakh diyas lit in Ayodhya today is not just a record, but it’s a message of the dignity of Lord Ram to the whole world. He said that by 2030, Ayodhya will be the world’s largest religious tourism city.