Dr Jagdish Pillai, who hails from Varanasi, India set a Guinness World Record by singing the Shri Ramcharitmanas for 138 hours, 41 minutes and two seconds.

This accomplishment has resulted in Shri Ramcharitmanas officially entering the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest song in the world.

Shri Ramcharitmanas is gaining global recognition and achieving milestones. It has been registered as the world’s longest song, which is 138 hours, 41 minutes and two seconds.

According to Wikipedia, Ramcharitmanas is an epic poem in the Awadhi language, based on the Ramayana, and composed by the 16th-century Indian bhakti poet Tulsidas (c. 1532–1623). This work is also called, in popular parlance, Tulsi Ramayana, Tulsikrit Ramayana, Tulsidas Ramayana or simply Manas. The word Ramcharitmanas literally means “Lake of the deeds of Rama”. It is considered one of the greatest works of Hindu literature. The work has variously been acclaimed as “the living sum of Indian culture”, “the tallest tree in the magic garden of medieval Indian poetry”, “the greatest book of all devotional literature” and “the best and most trustworthy guide to the popular living faith of the Indian people”.


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