Governments in Ayodhya are planning for the 4th Deepotsav festivities on the night before Diwali where they are preparing to light 600,000 diyas known as earthen lamps and trying to break their own last year’s record of 410,000 lamps.
Shishir, Uttar Pradesh Director Information had stated last year that in 2018 they had made a record of lighting 301,086 diyas at the ghat which became a Guinness World Records in 2019 by lighting 410,000 lamps in the ghat and around the place more 200,000 lamps were also lit but were not part of the record.
Guinness World Records certified the Department of Tourism of UP and Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Awadh University for the largest display of oil lamps on October 26 2019.
Uttar Pradesh officials are confident to be able to light 600,000 earthen lamps this year on the bank of the river Saryu on the eve of Diwali to celebrate India’s festival of lights. With this, a new World record is to be made breaking their own history.
Just like last year, this year also the officials said they have tied up with 8,000 universities as well as college students in the state and have trained them just like before.
The nodal officer of the event, Shailendra Varma announced that on November 13, a Deepotsav would be held at the bank of the river Saryu as the city celebrates the festival of lights.
The chairperson of the construction committee of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Nripendra Misra and a team of technical experts arrived in Ayodhya on October 30 for a three days visit to review and test the construction work as well as testing of shine’s foundation pillars and doing the necessary construction. So, as it will be ready by the time of Diwali for the biggest Deepotsav in the World.