Guinness: ‘ramcharitmanas’ By Bhu Faculty Makes It To Guinness | Varanasi News – Times of India

VARANASI: A Banaras Hindu University faculty member, Jagadeesh Pillai, has entered the Guinness fifth time from Varanasi.
This time he has been mentioned in Guinness World Records- 2023 for the longest officially released song of 138 hours 41 minutes 20 seconds.
Pillai composed and recorded a single-track based on the entire book of the poetic work “Shri Ram Charit Manas,” which consists of more than 15,000 verses. The epic poem is in the Awadhi language, and composed by the 16th-century bhakti poet Goswami Tulsidas. The Guinness World Records says, “The longest officially released song is 138 hr 41 min 20 sec, and was achieved by Dr Jagadeesh Pillai (India) in Varanasi on 12th April.”
UP minister of state (independent charge) AYUSH, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Dayashankar Mishra ‘Dayalu’ on Wednesday met Pillai and expressed his best wishes to him. The minister said that despite not being from a Hindi speaking state, singing such a long song in Awadhi language in such a beautiful and emotional way with bhajans and kirtans as per the rules of Guinness record are really amazing.
According to Pillai, earlier the longest officially released song was of 115 hours 45 minutes by Mark Christopher Lee and The Pocket Gods from St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK on December 1, 2021. For the first time he had broken a Canadian record in 2012 by making an animation movie in the shortest possible time. He also made records of the ‘longest line of postcard’, the “largest poster awareness campaign”, and the ‘longest envelope under the Yoga public awareness campaign.

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