India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Monday, February 1, 2016

WORLD'S LONGEST FLUTE

The largest playable flute is 3.63 m (11 ft 11 in) in length and was achieved by Bharat Sinh Parmar, Charunsudan Atri Jay Bhayani, and 5 Navtanpuri Dham (all from India) as measured in Jamnagar, India, on 25 December 2014, according to Guinness book of records.

The flute was used to play the Indian national anthem in a public performance by an artist in a public function at Khijda mandir during the Golden Jubilee function of Pranami Dharma Acharya Pith. Thousands of people had gathered to listen to the Indian national anthem played using world’s longest flute.

According to organizers, this flute has been made after one and half month long efforts by a group led by Kinjal Karsaria. According to Kinjal, the previous record of world’s longest flute is enjoyed by China with a 10.6 ft long flute.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MOST PEOPLE ON A MOTORCYCLE


Towards their World Record Breaking Stunt
The most people on one moving motorcycle is 56 and was achieved by the Indian Army Corps of Signals 'Daredevils' Display Team (all India) at Dumna Airport, Jabalpur, India, on 28 December 2013.

Army Signal Corps Badge
Army Signal Corps Badge
The men rode a single 500 cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle a distance of 1,100 metres. The motorcycle was modified, as permitted, with a structure around the edge to carry all the people, and no one touched the ground during the attempt, meaning no one was disqualified.

The Corps of Signals Motor Cycles Rider Display Team, popularly known as the “DARE DEVILS” has an illustrious history of performing breathtaking, scintillating and death defying stunts. The team has captured the hearts of spectators all over the world by performing in mega events like Republic Day Parade, Army Day Parade, Asiad, SAF and Afro Asian games. The team has a large number of World Records to its credit.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

WORLD'S LARGEST FREE KITCHEN

Langar Hall of Golden Templ
Langar Hall of Golden Temple
Night View of Golden Temple
Night View of Golden Temple

In Amritsar, India, the Sikh gather in a Golden Temple to serve an average of 100,000 meals every single day of the year in a kitchen that never closes. Not a single one of them will pay for the food they consume. Anyone can eat for free here, and many, many people do. On a weekday, about 80,000 come. On weekends, almost twice as many people visit. Each visitor gets a wholesome vegetarian meal, served by volunteers who embody India’s religious and ethnic mosaic.

The langar, or community kitchen, found in this temple is the largest free kitchen on the planet, serving literally tons of food from a sprawling complex of white marble and gold. With its crowds swelling to some 150,000 on holy days, this Sikh temple sees more daily traffic than the  India’s most popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal.

A meal of this scale is made possible by a cadre of volunteers and an astonishing amount of raw materials: 12,000 kilos of flour,  1,500 kilos of rice, 13,000 kilos of lentils, and up to 2,000 kilos of vegetables. While much of the work is done by hand, a mechanized oven and conveyor belt turn out 200,000 rotis on a daily basis. The langar, as it’s called, never closes—and even late at night, pilgrims will stop by for a meal.
Volunteers working in the Kitchen
Volunteers working in the Kitchen
The institution of the langar, or free kitchen, is believed to have been started by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Ji in about 1481 but it was already popular in Chisti Sufis of the Indian subcontinent and it is said to have been started by Baba Farid. It was designed to uphold the principle of equality between all people regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status, a revolutionary concept in the caste-ordered society of 16th-century India where Sikhism began. In addition to the ideals of equality, the tradition of langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

MOST FILMS PRODUCED

Iconic still from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Poster collage of Hindi films
India produces the highest number of feature films in a year. The number is double that of the Hollywood productions.

India is the largest producer of films in the world and very old film industry in the world which originated around about 103 years ago. In 2009 India produced a total of 2,961 films on celluloid, that includes 1,288 feature films. In 2012, India produced a staggering figure of 1,602 feature films. Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (INR 93 billion) in 2011. This is projected to rise to $3 billion (INR 150 billion) in 2016. India is the country that produces more films annually and has the largest number of admissions.

Indian film industry is multi-lingual and the largest in the world in terms of ticket sales and number of films produced and 5th largest in terms of revenue. Largest film industry in India is the Hindi film industry mostly concentrated in Mumbai, and is commonly referred to as "Bollywood", an amalgamation of Bombay, which produces around 20% of films in India. The other largest film industries are Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema, Bangla cinema, and Kannada cinema, which are located in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata and Bangalore are commonly referred to as "Tollywood"(Telugu), "Kollywood"(Tamil), "Mollywood"(Malayalam), "Tollywood"(Bangla) and "Sandalwood"(Kannada).

Indian cinema is viewed all over the Indian Subcontinent, and is increasingly popular in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Gulf countries and European countries having large Indian population. Not surprising that Indian cinema found markets in over 90 countries.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

LARGEST RUBY

The largest Ruby weighs 21,955 g (48 lbs 6.43 oz) and measures 310 x 165 x 140 mm (12.20 x 6.49 x 5.51 in) owned by Rajiv Golcha (India) officially measured in Bangalore, India, on 3 June 2009. The ruby has been named "The King Ruby" and is held in the Prestige Gems & Jewels showroom in Bangalore, India. Guinness book has officially accredited it as the largest ruby in the world.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

MOST RECORDED ARTIST

The Indian popular singer Asha Bhosle is acknowledged as the most recorded artist in music history. She is the sister of another famous playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Other than Indian languages, she has also sung in various foreign languages. Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility, Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure repeated by several other sources. In 2009, World Records Academy first recognized Asha Bhosle as the Most Recorded Artist.  In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.

Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards of 18 nominations. She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968. After receiving the award in 1979, Bhosle emulated her elder sister Lata Mangeskar and requested that her name not be considered for the nominations hereafter. Despite this, Bhosle is the most frequent winner of this award to date, tying with Alka Yagnik. She was later given a Special Award for Rangeela in 1996, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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