''Art of Living'' celebrates Diwali by lighting 20,000 candles
Ahmedabad, Nov 13 (PTI) The ''Art of Living'' Foundation today celebrated Diwali in a unique manner where a large number of followers lit up over 20,000 candles.
The followers of Sri Sri Ravishankar attempted to create a world record for most number of candles lit at a time at a place, as everyone who attended the spiritual discourse lit up candles for 30 seconds.
Earlier, the spiritual guru performed a special ritual to mark ''Laxmi Pujan'' which was attended by a large number of his followers at Sardar Patel Stadium here.
''Deepotsav 2012'' was the culmination of the eight-day-long spiritual discourses held at different districts like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Anand, Bharuch and Sabarkantha.
Earlier in the day Ravi Shankar met Chief Minister Narendra Modi at his residence.
As the Assembly elections are drawing closer, there is a sudden spurt in religious and spiritual gatherings in the state. Just a few days back a three-day ''Acharya Convention'' was held at Swaminarayan Gurukul at Chharodi on the outskirts of the city.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited the three-day event which was also attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, VHP leader Ashok Singhal and BJP spokesperson Balbir Punj.
A three-day ''Rashtriya Vedic Dharm Maha Adhiveshan'', which will be held from November 17, is likely to be attended by thousands of seers from across the country.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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