Mega Ayodhya Diwali: How Yogi Adityanath Government Will Break World Record Held by Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda Head Gurmeet Ram Rahim
New Delhi, Oct 18: The Uttar Pradesh government is attempting to break a world record by lighting nearly two lakh diyas (earthern oil lamps) at Saryu river bank in Ayodhya tonight.
Interestingly, the current Guinness World Record for largest display of oil lamp is in the name of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is currently serving 20-year jail term for raping two of his disciples inside the sprawling Dera headquarters in Sirsa in 2002.
“The largest display of oil lamps consists of 150,009 lamps achieved at an event organised by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan (India) in Haryana, India, on 23 September 2016. 1531 participants took part in assembling and lighting the lamps for this display,” an entry on the official website of Guinness World Records says.
Primary Requirements For World Record:
* The diyas should remain lit for at least five minutes.
* A 10 per cent margin as been given by Guiness officials.
* This means at least 154,000 diyas should remain lit for the duration mentioned.
Mega Diwali Celebrations in Ayodhya
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath alongwith his cabinet would be attending the mega Diwali celebrations at the bank of Saryu river in Ayodhya tonight.
“Ayodhya is part of our history and culture. We are trying to recreate the festive scene when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya thousands of years ago. This is an environment-friendly event, with oil lamps and a laser show to be organised,” CM Adityanath said ahead of the event.