Shri Ramcharitmanas became the longest song in the world

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Dr. Jagadish Pillai of Varanasi created a Guinness World Record by singing Shri Ramcharitmanas for 138 hours, 41 minutes and two seconds.

An Overview of the News 

  • This achievement made Shri Ramcharitmanas the longest song in the world.
  • Dr. Jagadish Pillai has been credited with five years of broadcast of Sri Ramcharitmanas recitals on more than 100 official audio channels across the globe.
  • His rendition was streamed on official music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and others.
  • The entire process of recording, editing and mixing took four years, 63 days and 295 hours to complete.
  • The previous record for the longest song was held by UK's Mark Christopher Lee and The Pocket Gods on December 1, 2021 with a duration of 115 hours and 45 minutes.

About Ramcharitmanas

  • It is a 16th-century epic poem by the Indian poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language.
  • It is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana and is also known as Tulsi Ramayana, Tulsikrit Ramayana, Tulsidas Ramayana or Manas.
  • The name "Ramcharitmanas" is translated as "Lake of the Deeds of Rama" and is considered one of the greatest works of Hindu literature.
  • It explores themes of righteousness, devotion, and the triumph of good over evil, while providing moral and spiritual guidance to the readers.

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