1. Ayodhya, renowned as the birthplace of Lord Rama, is gearing up for an awe-inspiring spectacle this Diwali.
2. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University is leading a grand mission to light up Ayodhya with 24 lakh lamps.
3. This ambitious undertaking aspires to set a new world record and create a mesmerizing spectacle in the historic city.

Ayodhya, Nov 09: The historic city of Ayodhya, renowned as the birthplace of Lord Rama, is gearing up for an awe-inspiring spectacle this Diwali. The administration of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University has embarked on an ambitious mission to illuminate Ayodhya with a staggering 24 lakh lamps, an endeavor that aims to set a new world record.

A press release from the university revealed that a dedicated team of volunteers will be dispatched to 51 prominent ghats, including iconic locations like Ram Ki Paidi and Chaudhary Charan Singh Ghat, to orchestrate an extraordinary celebration known as ‘Ayodhya Deepotsav.’

The Uttar Pradesh government has set an audacious target of lighting 21 lakh lamps in a bid to establish a new world record. Under the guidance of University Vice-Chancellor Pratibha Goyal, Ayodhya’s regional Deepotsav promises to be a grand affair. The release highlights the participation of more than 25,000 enthusiastic volunteers who are poised to create history during the Deepotsav festivities.

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Significant progress has already been made, with 60 to 70 percent of the lamps already in place at the designated ghats. This impressive feat has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of volunteers working under the supervision of ghat in-charges and coordinators. The university administration has also ensured the availability of lamps, wicks, candles, and other essential materials for these volunteers.

Volunteers and coordinators will be required to present their Aadhar card and a Deepotsav identity card as part of the process to maintain organization and security.

To ensure well-organized and symmetrical lighting of lamps, volunteers will have a designated space of 2.5 feet for lighting individual lamps, while larger areas measuring 4.50 by 4.50 square feet have been allocated for the placement of blocks containing 16 by 16 (256) lamps.

Similar arrangements have been made for blocks measuring 14 by 14. These designated blocks will be illuminated by diligent volunteers.

The meticulous work of placing lamps on all the ghats is set to be completed by the volunteers, under the close supervision of the ghat in charge, by November 9.

On November 10, once the target is achieved, the ghats will undergo a thorough cleaning process, and the number of lamps will be meticulously counted by a team from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Safety measures have also been implemented to ensure the well-being of the volunteers and ghat in-charges. The release emphasizes the requirement for participants to wear cotton clothing on the day of Deepotsav. Utmost care must be taken to ensure personal safety and the safety of others while participating in the lighting of lamps.

Sant Sharan Mishra, the Deepotsav Nodal Officer, conveyed, “Volunteers and other officials have been briefed about the preparations for Deepotsav, and arrangements have been made for buses to transport the volunteers from the university to Deepotsav. The buses will depart from the university to Ram Ki Paidi every day at 8 am.”

Ayodhya’s preparations for Deepotsav promise to make this year’s Diwali celebration truly historic and record-breaking. The city will be transformed into a radiant sea of light, fostering unity and community spirit among residents and visitors alike. With such an ambitious goal, Ayodhya is poised to establish itself as a beacon of grandeur and festivity, setting a world record in the process.