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Ayodhya celebrates Lord Ram's homecoming, lights 5.84 lakh diyas' to make Guinness world record

The Deepotsav included the reenactment of the arrival of God Ram and Goddess Sita to Ayodhya on their 'pushpak viman', a laser and sound show, cultural programmes, and the lighting of a record 5.51 lakh earthen lamps on the banks of the Saryu

November 13, 2020 / 11:17 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on November 13 went all out in marking the homecoming of Lord Ram to this holy town the mythical event in 'treta yug' on which the festival of Diwali is based. Along the way, the organisers even broke a world record. (Image ANI)
The Uttar Pradesh government on November 13 went all out in marking the homecoming of Lord Ram to this holy town the mythical event in 'treta yug' on which the festival of Diwali is based. Along the way, the organisers even broke a world record. (Image ANI)
As dusk fell, volunteers lit up nearly six lakh diyas' lined up on the Saryu riverbank. "Representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records witnessed this grand festival. With 5,84,372 earthen lamps, the event made the world record," a state government statement said. (Image: ANI)
As dusk fell, volunteers lit up nearly six lakh diyas' lined up on the Saryu riverbank. "Representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records witnessed this grand festival. With 5,84,372 earthen lamps, the event made the world record," a state government statement said. (Image: ANI)
The Deepotsav included the reenactment of the arrival of God Ram and Goddess Sita to Ayodhya on their 'pushpak viman', a laser and sound show, cultural programmes and the lighting of a record 5.51 lakh earthen lamps on the banks of the Saryu. (Image: ANI)
The Deepotsav included the reenactment of the arrival of God Ram and Goddess Sita to Ayodhya on their 'pushpak viman', a laser and sound show, cultural programmes and the lighting of a record 5.51 lakh earthen lamps on the banks of the Saryu. (Image: ANI)
This was the fourth annual Ayodhya Deepotsav, and the first since the bhoomi pujan' in August for a Ram temple in the city. Its construction has begun following last year's Supreme Court verdict that settled the temple-mosque land dispute. (Image: ANI)
This was the fourth annual Ayodhya Deepotsav, and the first since the bhoomi pujan' in August for a Ram temple in the city. Its construction has begun following last year's Supreme Court verdict that settled the temple-mosque land dispute. (Image: ANI)
Officials said there were about 1,000 volunteers to do the job, and aiming to create a new Guinness World Record by lighting at least 5.51 lakh `diyas'. (Image: ANI)
Officials said there were about 1,000 volunteers to do the job, and aiming to create a new Guinness World Record by lighting at least 5.51 lakh `diyas'. (Image: ANI)
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