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Giant rakhi enters Limca Book of Records

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The 40 x 400 ft rakhi gained entry into the Limca Book of Records at an event to celebrate Rakshabandhan festival by Brahma Kumaris, Chamarajapet, in Bangalore recently. —Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR
The 40 x 400 ft rakhi gained entry into the Limca Book of Records at an event to celebrate Rakshabandhan festival by Brahma Kumaris, Chamarajapet, in Bangalore recently. —Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

A 40-foot tall rakhi erected at Udayabhanu Kala Sangha Grounds on Bull Temple Road in the city, as part of the Universal Brotherhood Raksha Bandhan Festival, has gained entry into the Limca Book of Records.

Over 150 artisans worked for over a month to erect the giant rakhi, measuring 40-ft high and 400 ft wide, made up of steel rods, styrofoam, silk cloth, ribbon/lace, bamboo mats, flex colour prints, rope, besides other decorative materials.

The rakhi has been erected by Brahma Kumaris, Chamarajapet, to foster universal brotherhood as part of the five-day festival. The giant rakhi will be on display till August 21.

The venue has other attractions too. A sound-and-light show displaying a 21-foot-long ‘Kumbhakarna’ image; film screening, exhibition, mediation and social messages apart from a meditation hut. Besides, there will be cultural programmes and contests.

Marketing Manager of Limca Book of Records V.V.R. Murthy conferred a certificate to the organisers on Saturday.

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