Ramcharitmanas Sets Guinness World Record as Longest Song of over 138 Hrs


New Delhi: Shri Ramcharitmanas has been recognized by the Guinness World Record as the longest song of the globe, which is 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two seconds.

Dr Jagdish Pillai from Varanasi set this Guinness World Record by singing the Shri Ramcharitmanas for 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two seconds. With this, the Ramcharitmanas officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest song in the world.

The earlier record for longest song belonged to Mark Christopher Lee and The Pocket Gods, residing in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, with a song duration of 115 hours and 45 minutes achieved on December 1, 2021.

Dr Jagdish Pillai started the video recording of the song on May 20, 2019, following the guidelines of Guinness World Records. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the recording was halted for over a year. The recording was completed on November 10 last year. The process of preparing the 138-hour, 41-minute, and two-second song involved recording, editing, and mixing, which took a total of four years, 63 days, and 295 hours.

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