Gujarat Breaks Guinness Record for Surya Namaskar

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Gujarat Creates Guinness Record for Surya Namaskar

On the auspicious morning of January 1, 2024, the vibrant state of Gujarat, the birthplace of esteemed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inscribed its name in the annals of the Guinness Book of World Records. Over 4,000 enthusiastic participants, spanning 108 locations and 51 unique categories, synchronized their practice of Surya Namaskar, the revered sun salutation yoga sequence. This extraordinary feat epitomized Gujarat’s unwavering dedication to promoting holistic well-being and preserving its rich cultural legacy.

PM Modi Commends Gujarat’s Triumph

Prime Minister Modi, an ardent advocate of yoga, hailed this remarkable accomplishment, highlighting the cultural significance of the number 108 and the symbolic venues chosen for the event, including the iconic Modhera Sun Temple. He implored citizens to incorporate Surya Namaskar into their daily routines, extolling its manifold benefits.

Gujarat’s Previous Record-Breaking Achievement

Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi proudly recalled that the state had previously achieved a similar Guinness record in 2023, amassing the highest number of individuals performing Yoga simultaneously.

Modhera Sun Temple Hosts Record-Breaking Event

The majestic Modhera Sun Temple served as the grand stage for this record-breaking event, attracting families, students, yoga enthusiasts, and senior citizens alike. The atmosphere crackled with enthusiasm as Swapnil Dangarikar, the esteemed Guinness World Records adjudicator, officially declared the attempt a resounding success.

“This is an unprecedented title,” Dangarikar remarked. “No prior attempts have been made to break this record. After meticulously scrutinizing the evidence, including the performance at Modhera, I am delighted to announce that Gujarat has shattered the Guinness World Record for the most people performing Surya Namaskar.”

  • Over 4,000 participants
  • 108 locations
  • 51 categories

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