Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed prayers on Monday at the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya in honour of Diwali.
In honour of Deepawali’s auspicious first day, the Hanuman Garhi temple was exquisitely decked with garlands and diyas.
Tooking on Twitter, CM Yogi in Hindi stated “Greetings and best wishes for all eternity on the occasion of Deepawali. The eternal emblem of perpetual victory of ‘Light’ against all the darkness reigning in society. It is hoped that everyone in the world would be “Rammay” on this holy day of illumination. By Maa Lakshmi’s grace, may everyone’s life be lit with the light of happiness, prosperity, and peace.”
During Deepotsav celebrations in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya, more than 15.76 lakh earthen lamps were lit at the “Ram ki Paidi” setting a new Guinness World Record for the “biggest display of oil lights” on the eve of Diwali.
The record was made in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This historic event was seen by thousands of worshippers, members of the public, and dignitaries.
The record was largely produced with help from Awadh University, Ayodhya’s faculty and students. As soon as the PM declared the festival to be open, more than 15.76 lakh clay lamps were lit one by one while people chanted “Jai Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram.”