Ayodhya Deepotsav has created a Guinness World Record for lighting 3,01,152 earthen lamps, on the bank of River Sarayu, ANI has reported. These diyas (earthen lamps) were lit at ‘Ram Ki Paidi’ .
The First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung Sook was the chief guest at the event. She paid tributes to Queen Heo Memorial. Queen Heo is a princess who went to Korea from Ayodhya as a bride. The event also cemented the historical ties between India and South Korea. Queen Heo is also known as Suriratna.
Princess Suriratna was the daughter of a king of Ayodhya. The king had a dream, where God asked him to send his 16-year-old daughter to marry King Kim Suro of Geumgwan Gaya. Some reports have also suggested that a genetic discovery in South Korea has claimed that Koreans might have an Indian ancestor 2,000 years ago.
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