India is a country that has always been known for its rich culture, history, and heritage. But did you know that India has also set some truly shocking world records? From bizarre records to unbelievable feats, India has made its mark in the Guinness World Records and other record books. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most shocking world records that you didn’t know were set in India.
The Largest Human Gathering
India is a country that is known for its religious and cultural festivals. One such festival is the Kumbh Mela, which is held once every 12 years. In 2013, the Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, set the record for the largest human gathering. An estimated 30 million people attended the festival on a single day, breaking the previous record set in 2001.
The Largest Curry
Indian cuisine is known for its spices, flavours, and variety. In 2017, India set the record for the largest curry in the world. The curry was prepared by a team of chefs in Kerala, and it weighed a whopping 6.5 tons. The curry was made using 12,000 kg of onions, 3,000 kg of tomatoes, and 1,500 kg of green chillies.
The Largest Online Shopping Festival
In 2014, India set the record for the largest online shopping festival in the world. The festival called the Great Online Shopping Festival, was organized by Google India and featured more than 450 retailers. The festival generated sales of more than $100 million in just three days.
The Longest Dance Marathon
Dance is an integral part of Indian culture, and in 2011, a group of dancers in Bangalore set the record for the longest dance marathon. The group, which consisted of 2,522 dancers, danced continuously for 30 hours, breaking the previous record set in Spain.
The Largest Biryani
Biryani is a popular Indian dish that is made with rice, spices, and meat or vegetables. In 2018, India set the record for the largest biryani in the world. The biryani was prepared by a team of chefs in Hyderabad, and it weighed a staggering 13.2 tons. The biryani was made using 5,000 kg of rice, 2,500 kg of chicken, and 1,500 kg of spices.
The Largest Human National Flag
In 2014, India set the record for the largest human national flag. The flag was formed by 50,000 students in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and it measured 1.5 km in length and 1 km in width. The flag was formed to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
The Longest Turban
The turban is an important part of Sikh culture, and in 2010, a man named Avtar Singh Mauni set the record for the longest turban. The turban was 645 meters long and weighed more than 100 pounds. It took Avtar Singh Mauni six hours to tie the turban.
India has set some truly shocking world records that are a testament to the country’s rich culture and heritage. From the largest human gathering to the longest turban, these records are a reflection of the diversity and uniqueness of India. By breaking these records, India has made its mark in the world and shown that anything is possible with determination and hard work.