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Ayodhya broke a Guiness World Record by lighting over 3 lakh diyas on Diwali this year

The total number of lamps lit was 301,152, lit simultaneously for five minutes on the banks of the Saryu River, that runs through the holy city of Ayodhya.

art and culture Updated: Nov 08, 2018 17:57 IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi
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3 lakh plus diyas lit on Diwali 2018, broke a Guiness World Record(UP Tourism/Twitter)

Ayodhya, located in the North Indian state, Uttar Pradesh recently broke a Guinness World Record by lighting over 3 lakh clay oil lamps (diyas) on Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.

The total number of lamps lit was 301,152, lit simultaneously for five minutes on the banks of the Saryu River, that runs through the holy city of Ayodhya.

The event was attended by South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The event also featured cultural performances from Laotian, Russian, Indian and Trinidadian artists.

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First Published: Nov 08, 2018 17:57 IST