PM Modi shares Ayodhya pics on Diwali, captions it "Amazing, unforgettable"

By lighting around 22.23 lakh "Diyas" (earthen lamps) during "Deepotsav 2023," the temple town Ayodhya beat its previous global record of 15.76 lakh Diyas lit on Diwali eve last year and achieved a new Guinness world record.

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On the occasion of Diwali celebrated all over the world on November 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared some pictures of 'Deepotsav', organised by the Uttar Pradesh government in Ayodhya captioning it "amazing, divine and unforgettable".
Taking it to his X account, the Prime Minister shared some pictures from the celebrations.

He further said that the whole country has been "illuminated" with millions of "diyas" (earthen lamps) that were lit in Ayodhya.

"The energy emanating from this is spreading new zeal and enthusiasm throughout India. I wish that Lord Shri Ram does welfare of all the countrymen and becomes an inspiration for all my family members. Jai Siya Ram," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi.

In celebration of the festival of lights, Deepotsav Ayodhya held a large Deepotsav on Saturday and lit approximately 22.23 lakh "Diyas" (earthen lamps).

By lighting around 22.23 lakh "Diyas" (earthen lamps) during "Deepotsav 2023," the temple town beat its previous global record of 15.76 lakh Diyas lit on Diwali eve last year and achieved a new Guinness world record.

In addition, Prime Minister Modi wished everyone a happy Deepawali.

In his message, the Prime Minister, earlier in the day, wished that this special festival bring joy, prosperity and wonderful health to everyone's lives.

"Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali! May this special festival bring joy, prosperity and wonderful health to everyone's lives," PM Modi posted on X.

PM Modi on Sunday spent his Diwali morning with Indian Army soldiers in Himachal Pradesh's Lepcha and extended festival greetings to the people of the country.

Addressing a gathering of soldiers at Lepcha, PM Modi extended his warm wishes to the security personnel posted at the borders and told them, "In the last 30-35 years, there has not been a single Diwali that I have not celebrated with you."

PM Modi on Sunday met President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Diwali.

The Prime Minister also met Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and wished him happy diwali. "Met Vice President Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji and wished him a happy Diwali", PM Modi said in his post on X.

Diwali is observed on Amavasya (or the new moon), the 15th day of the month of Kartik, every year. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 12.

(With inputs from ANI)