People light lamps on the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya.
Niloufar Saleem, Staff Reporter
The Indian festival Diwali, which is also called the festival of lights, is celebrated in full swing all around the country, even amid the on-going coronavirus restrictions.
Every Indian house lights up small oil lamps and burst crackers to celebrate the light festival.
The city of Ayodhya made a Guinness World Record on Friday by lighting 584,572 oil lamps.
The oil lamps were burning for at least 45 minutes as part of the celebration of Diwali.
The Indian holy city lit around 409,000 lamps last year.
Thousands of visitors came to see the spectacular view on the river banks, even amid the coronavirus restrictions.
Representatives from Guinness World Records handed over a certificate to Yogi Adityanath, the state’s top elected official, after monitoring the ceremony with drone-mounted cameras, Kumar said.
India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, are all set to reopen from Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Malls and temples reopened in several cities across India on Monday despite the country recording a record daily number of new coronavirus infections, with the pandemic expected to ravage the country for weeks.
India on Wednesday suspended all tourist visas until April 15 and said it would quarantine travellers arriving from seven virus-hit countries as it attempts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year’s big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by the pandemic to spend the money they saved during months of lockdowns.
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