24 lakh diyas to lit up 51 ghats during Deepotsav, Ayodhya aims to set world record

On the eve of Diwali, Ayodhya is all set to hold a grand Deepotsav with over 24 lakh diyas (earthern lamps) will be illuminated at 51 ghats

Ayodhya: On the eve of Diwali, Ayodhya is all set to hold a grand Deepotsav with over 24 lakh diyas (earthern lamps) will be illuminated at 51 ghats.

According to the official release, the target set by the Uttar Pradesh government is to light 21 lakh lamps and create a world record. The programme is scheduled to begin at 3 pm and will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

As part of the celebration, the path will also be decorated with different types of flowers for the Deepotsav programme.

Around 48 tribal people from the Pakur district of Jharkhand have arrived in Ayodhya to celebrate Deepotsav on Saturday. The Jharkhand Pradesh Shri Ram Janaki Charitable Service Trust has sent them here to participate in the Deepotsav.

As many as 25,000 volunteers will light 24 lakh lamps. A team from the Guinness Book of World Records will be present at the Deepotsav event and count the diyas with a drone camera.

A space of 2.5 feet has been set aside for the volunteers to light the lamps and a space of 4.50 by 4.50 square feet has been set aside for the block of 16 by 16 (256) lamps. Similarly, a block of 14 times 14 has also been made. The lamps of these blocks will be lit by the volunteers.

The work of laying lamps on all the ghats will be done by the volunteers under the supervision of the ghat in-charge by November 9.

On November 10, the ghats will be cleaned and the lamps will be counted by the Guinness Book of World Records team.

Also Read: Ayodhya’s Deepotsav Finds Place In Guinness World Records

 

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