Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

World

Web Desk
November 8, 2018
Advertisement

Here’s a look at India’s record-breaking Diwali night that shone the brightest last night

World

Web Desk
Thu, Nov, 18

India broke another World record this month with as much as three hundred thousand oil lamps that glazed the country on Diwali this year.

India shone the brightest last night on a Diwali occasion as people lit the country in a combined attempt with 301,152 clay oil lamps on the banks of a river.

These beautiful scenes were captured during the celebration of the festival of lights in the northern city of Ayodhya— where the lamps glistened for five minutes beside the Sarayu river.

Diwali is celebrated among Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains and coincides with the Hindu new year, and goes on from November 5 to November 9 to symbolically embrace the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

The festive broke the 2016  world record of around 190,000 set in a neighboring region, making it to Guinness World Records.

Earlier this month, India launched its World’s tallest statue in the western state of Gujrat, which being 182m (600ft) high, overtook the Statue of Liberty.

Advertisement