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.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Kumaran Silks of Chennai, Tamil Nadu has created a 642.3 m (2,106 ft 10 in) long saree, which was acclaimed as the world's longest sari by the Guiness book of records in the year 2007. It was created exclusively for adorning the presiding deity of Parshwa Padmavathi Jain Temple of Krishnagiri. The Guiness record was awarded to His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vasanth Gurudev Shakthipeetadhipath, founder of Sri Parshva Padmavathi Seva Trust in Chennai, India on 1 May 2007. The team from Kumaran Silks has claimed to have woven the world's longest saree in a non-stop 18-day effort, working 24 hours a day. Three experts were employed and the machine was made to run 24 hours a day, with each of them working in eight hour shifts.
Previous records of "world's longest sari" were held by 'Pothys', a firm in Chennai, for weaving a 1,276 ft saree and Kochi-based 'Seematti' for their 1,585 ft saree.


Anonymous said...

Wrong info. The official length of the saree is 2106 ft and 10 inches. And the conversion of that to metres is 642.3 and not 685. Please correct the same.

Below is the official Guinness World Records link or you to refer.

Raju said...

Thanks for the correction Anonymous. Now I have updated the info.