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‘Akhand Jyot’ at Kumbh – A 3,617-km long wick

‘Akhand Jyot’ at Kumbh – a 3,617-km long wick

A unique lamp has been created in Nashik with the purpose of unifying India. The ‘Maha Kumbh Akhand Jyot’ is a unique lamp because it has the longest wick of 3,617-km. The uniqueness of this number is that it is the distance from Kashmir to Kanykumari. The lamp was well-lighted on the opening day of the Simhastha Kumbh there and it is set to burn for all the 108 days.

On July fourteen by Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray has lit the lotus-shape lamp. It was done in the flag hoisting (dharma dhwaja rohan) ceremony. The lamp is 8-ft high and it can hold the Akhand Jyot up to October ten as a logo of India’s unity and variety.

The lamp is a distinctive bronze lamp and it has a radius of 8 metres. The lamp burns with the fuel of many litres of Til (sesame) oil every day. The wick which is 4-inch thick wick is driven by hand-held machines.

The wick is made out of cotton threads which are woven along. They have been bundled into a half-kilometre long ball and is kept close.


Sadhugram, Shri Ramanujacharya Himalay baba was the one who directed the making of the lamp. He describing that this large Diya is erected as a new way to unify devotees spiritually.

Many devotees who visited the Kumbh stated that they were overwhelmed by the scale and structure of this lamp.

Image Reference: Patrika

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