Ayodhya Already In Guinness Book Of World Records For Diwali Celebrations

The Indian city of Ayodhya broke a Guinness World Record by lighting 300,150 earthen lamps and keeping them burning for about 45 minutes on the banks of the river Saryu as part Deepawali (Diwali) celebration. 

South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook attended the record-breaking event after meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi during her four-day visit to the country. Kim Jung-sook presence was important because of a Korean legend that a princess from Ayodhya travelled to Korea and married a king, becoming a Korean queen in A.D. 48.

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, was given a certificate certifying the record by Guinness officials who had monitored the attempt with drone cameras. A similar attempt failed to break the record last year when strong winds blew over many of the lamps.

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