'Amazing and unforgettable': PM Modi shares Ayodhya Deepotsav pictures on Diwali
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared pictures of 'Deepotsav' in Uttar Pradesh's temple town Ayodhya and termed the celebrations as "amazing, supernatural and unforgettable".
Sharing the pictures of the ‘Deepotsav’ events, PM Modi wrote on the microblogging site X (formerly Twitter), "Amazing, supernatural and unforgettable! The whole country is becoming illuminated with the grand festival of lights of Ayodhya city illuminated with millions of lamps. The energy emanating from this is spreading new zeal and enthusiasm throughout India".
"I wish that Lord Shri Ram does well for all the countrymen and becomes the inspiration for all my family members. Jai Siya Ram!" he added.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi also visited Lepcha in Himachal Pradesh to celebrate Diwali with the security personnel.
On Saturday, on the eve of Diwali, Ayodhya set a new world record by illuminating more than 22 lakh 'diyas' (earthen lamps) across the 51 ghats of Ram Ki Paidi along the Saryu river in the city.
Notably, this year, 6.47 lakh more diyas were illuminated than the 2022 'deepotsav' event.
As many as 25,000 volunteers were deployed by the Uttar Pradesh government to implement the entire event, which was led by the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.