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Oil lamp lighting relay at Indian mall creates new world record

A Diwali celebration at a mall in India created a new Guinness World Record for the most people lighting oil lamps in a relay.

The Lulu Mall in Lucknow gathered 350 store workers and customers at the shopping center to participate in the lamp-lighting relay for Diwali, a religious festival of lights in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain religions.

The relay lasted for 39 minutes and all 350 lamps were successfully lit.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator was present at the event to certify the relay as a new record.