In a visual spectacle that transcends the ordinary, Kotideepotsavam 2023 in Hyderabad unfolded with a breathtaking display of one crore lit diyas during the sacred month of Karthika Masam. The event, held at NTR Stadium, not only set records but also showcased the cultural richness and spiritual fervour of India.
Attendees, numbering in the millions, came together to illuminate the venue with an awe-inspiring sea of diyas, creating an atmosphere that resonated with both spirituality and cultural significance. This grand spectacle, spanning from the 14th to the 27th of November, witnessed the esteemed presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the concluding day. ALSO CHECKOUT: Look At Punjab's Hidden Gems Through Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dunki'
Watch the Enchanting View Below:
The Prime Minister, addressing the dignitaries and the public gathered at the event who had a grand welcome from the city, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to be present on such a holy occasion. Reflecting on the resilience of the nation during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, he highlighted the symbolic act of lighting diyas as a collective effort to overcome adversities. He emphasized the significance of the 'vocal for local' movement, stating that when people light diyas, they contribute to the empowerment of millions of Indians.
During his speech, PM Modi also extended prayers for the well-being of the Shramiks who were recently successfully rescued from a tunnel in Uttarakhand on November 28th.
The Prime Minister also shared a thoughtful thread through his Twitter account, delving into the symbolism of lighting lamps and how it brings people together by illuminating paths. The event, marked by spiritual activities, pujas, and devotional speeches by revered figures, became a platform for cultural enrichment and collective celebration.
दीया सबको जोड़ता है, सबको रास्ता दिखाता है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 27, 2023
इसलिए जब 100 वर्ष का सबसे बड़ा संकट आया, तो हम भारतीयों ने मिलकर दीप जलाया।
हमने वो दीप जलाया और आज भारत विजयी होकर, विकास की नई गाथा लिख रहा है: PM @narendramodi
किसी पर्व पर जब हम कुछ भी स्वदेशी ख़रीदते हैं, तो हम न जाने कितने परिवारों के घर में समृद्धि का दीप जलाने का काम करते हैं: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 27, 2023
सरकार और तमाम एजेंसियों मिलकर उन्हें संकट से बाहर निकालने में कोई कोर कसर बाकी नहीं छोड़ रही हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 27, 2023
लेकिन इस राहत और बचाव अभियान को हमें बहुत सतर्कता से ही पूरा करना है: PM @narendramodi
विकसित भारत का संकल्प, तेज विकास और विरासत, दोनों से ही सशक्त होगा: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 27, 2023
The viral video capturing the mesmerizing view of one crore lit diyas has taken social media by storm, becoming an unmissable testament to the unity, faith, and cultural vibrancy that define such grand celebrations in the country. Kotideepotsavam 2023 not only illuminated the physical space but also left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who witnessed this spectacular display of devotion.