The drone-counted lamps in Ayodhya Deepotsav 2023 set a new record year after year; even before the Ram Temple, Ayodhya welcomed Lord Rama. Chief Minister extended Diwali and Deepotsav greetings to the country and the residents, while Ayodhya illuminated a staggering 22.23 million lamps during Deepotsav 2023, surpassing the previous year’s record of 15.76 million lamps in 2022. The counting of lamps via drones has now been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as a global record.
The commitment of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to Ayodhya has once again placed this ancient city on the world record list. The Guinness Book of World Records representatives witnessed the grandeur of this ‘Divine Deepotsav’ organized by the Uttar Pradesh government and eventually acknowledged the massive lighting of lamps as a world record.
Creating a world record once again, the counting of lamps involved the active participation of faculty from Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University and affiliated colleges, teachers and students from intermediate colleges, and volunteers from various organizations. As the chanting of ‘Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram’ began, a total of 22.23 million lamps were lit one by one.
The Guinness Book of World Records representatives, after counting the lamps through drones, announced the achievement. The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath congratulated the entire Ayodhya for resonating with the chant of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and achieving this remarkable feat.
With the presentation of a certificate by the Guinness Book of World Records representatives, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his heartfelt greetings to the entire Ayodhya. Political representatives from 54 countries also witnessed the event and became part of this unprecedented achievement.
The Chief Minister extended his sincere congratulations on this memorable and extraordinary accomplishment. The prosperity of Ayodhya has been increasing year after year. In 2017, Ayodhya lit 1.71 lakh lamps, in 2018, it was 3.01 lakh, in 2019, it reached 4.04 lakh, in 2020, it was 6.06 lakh, in 2021, it rose to 9.41 lakh, and in 2022, a record was set with 15.76 lakh lamps. This year, Ayodhya illuminated 22.23 lakh lamps, marking a continuous rise in prosperity and festivities in the state under the Yogi government.”