UTTAR PRADESH: Wednesday, Deepotsav is at the door and on the occasion of Chhoti Diwali, Ayodhya is all set to create a World Record of lighting 12 Lakh Diyas today.
For the occasion, temples, local markets, houses, and buildings have already been put to decoration and Diyas will illuminate the ancient and the holy city of Ayodhya on the occasion of Choti Diwali. The Yogi government wants to create a World Record this time again by lighting 12 lakh Diyas of which 9 lakh Diyas will be lit on Sri Ram ki Paidi ghat located on the banks of the river Saryu and 3 lakh diyas will be lit at various “maths” of Ayodhya.
Deepotsav was started in 2017 by CM Yogi Adityanath for the first time. Deepotsav got its name written in the Guinness Book of World Records in the same year by successfully lighting 51000 Diyas. In 2019, the world saw the lighting of 4 lakh Diyas and another record was created and now in 2021, it is hoped to create a milestone successfully.
The people of Ayodhya are excited for witnessing the event of creating history on the banks of the river Saryu. In addition to this, 5 earthen lamps from each village will be lit in Ayodhya. The security arrangements have been checked and everything is in its place. Barricades have been put to use and police personals have been deployed in the whole city and no one is allowed to go from New Ghat to Ram ki Paidi.
The condition of making the World Record is that all the earthen lamps should be lit for at least 5 minutes. CM Yogi Adityanath will reach Ayodhya by 2 pm and then Saryu Aarti will be performed by him on Ram ki Paidi Ghat at around 5;20 pm which will be followed by a magnificent event at the same place starting from 6 pm.