UP: 15.76 lakh diyas lit up with the banks of the Saryu River, entered the Guinness Book of World Records

Ayodhya:  Breaking its own record, Ayodhya’s Deepotsav once again performed more than 15.76 lakh earthen pots in ‘Ram ki Paidi’ in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on the eve of Diwali. Achieved Guinness World Record for ‘Largest display of oil lamps’ by lighting Diyas (Mitti Ka Diya). As soon as the PM started the festival, more than 15.76 lakh earthen lamps were lit one by one with the slogans of ‘Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram’.

This record was made in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thousands of devotees, general public, dignitaries became the witnesses of this historical event. The teachers and students of Avadh University Ayodhya contributed immensely in making the record.


The reflection of the lamps in the Saryu river provided a breathtaking view while the laser show lit up the skies. Ayodhya rose in unison to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

As the representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records announced the setting of the record, the entire city of Ayodhya reverberated with the slogans of Jai Shri Ram. The Chief Minister received the certificate, and the Prime Minister congratulated him on the achievement.

It is noteworthy that the year Deepotsav was started in Uttar Pradesh under Yogi Adityanath government, 1.71 lakh lamps were lit in the same year 2017. Since then the number has steadily increased to 3.01 lakh in 2018, 4.04 lakh in 2019, 6.06 lakh in 2020 and 9.41 lakh in 2021.

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