Ayodhya has once again etched its name into the Guinness World Records, surpassing its own previous achievements during the spectacular Deepotsav celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sharing the awe-inspiring moments from the event, described it as “amazing, divine, and unforgettable.”
In a recent Hindi social media post on X, the Prime Minister shared captivating images, expressing his sentiments, “Amazing, supernatural and unforgettable! The whole country is becoming illuminated with the grand festival of lights of Ayodhya City illuminated with millions of lamps. The energy emanating from this is spreading new zeal and enthusiasm throughout India. I wish that Lord Shri Ram does well for all the countrymen and becomes an inspiration for all my family members. Jai Siya Ram!”
The city of Ayodhya achieved a remarkable feat by lighting over 2.22 million ‘diyas’ (earthen lamps) during Deepotsav 2023, setting a new Guinness World Record. This surpasses the previous record of 1.576 million Diyas lit during ‘Deepotsav 2022,’ marking a tremendous growth in the grandeur of the festival.
The celebration included artists from various nations, such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Russia, showcasing their unique renditions of Ramleela. Residents of Ayodhya expressed joy as they witnessed the theatrical performances, appreciating the artistic expressions presented by international talents.
Prime Minister Modi extended his Diwali wishes to the public and later celebrated the festival with security forces in Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh. During the celebrations, he conveyed, “Ayodhya is where Lord Ram is, but for me, Ayodhya is where Indian Army personnel are.”
In a gesture of Diwali festivities, PM Modi also had a meeting with President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As Diwali, celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Kartik, fell on November 12 this year, Ayodhya’s Deepotsav not only illuminated the city but also set a shining example for the entire nation.