Hindu epic, Shri Ramcharitmanas has been recognised as the longest song ever by the Guinness Book of World Records.
It achieved the feat after Dr. Jagdish Pillai from Varanasi set a Guinness World Record by singing the Shri Ramcharitmanas for 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two seconds.
This accomplishment resulted in Ramcharitmanas officially entering the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest song in the world.
Pillai broke the previous record for the longest song which had a duration of 115 hours and 45 minutes and belonged to Mark Christopher Lee and The Pocket Gods from Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Creating records is nothing new for Pillai. In fact, as per an India Today report, he has been broadcasting the rendition of Shri Ramcharitmanas for five years on over 100 official audio channels worldwide. He now holds the highest number of Guinness records in Uttar Pradesh.
Jagdish Pillai created a new melody for the entire book of Shri Ramcharitmanas, singing for 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two seconds, which was broadcast on numerous official music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more.
It took him four years, 63 days, and 295 hours to complete the recording, editing, and mixing for the 138-hour- 41-minute- 2-second-long song.
Ramcharitmanas, the Holy Lake of the enactments of Lord Rama is an Awadhi rendition of the holy Ramayana. This epic, which is religiously recited every day by millions of Hindus across the world, was composed by the medieval saint, Tulsidas.