World's Longest Garland Honours Indian Spiritual Guru In U.S.
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World's Longest Garland Honours Indian Spiritual Guru In U.S.

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NEW YORK: Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader.



Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of Indian-Americans, to honour Sri Chinmoy's (1931-2007) 50 years' work for world peace on his Aug 27 birthday were New York City Councilman Jimmy and Ashrita Furman, holder of 206 current Guinness Records.



The garland, which goes 5 miles in multiple loops on Joseph-Austin-Field in New York's Queens borough surpasses the previous record by 1.9 miles (3 km). Made of 180,000 carnations of various colours, it weighs 4000 lb (1800 kg), according to a media release.



Chinmoy, a renowned peace visionary founded the Oneness-Home Peace Run, world's largest torch relay for peace, composed 21,000 songs, wrote 1600 books and established meditation and peace centres in 60 countries.



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Source: IANS

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1: Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader.

What a waste of flowers just for a name in Guinness Book of Records!!

Waste has nothing to do with spirituality and the acceptance by the 'guru' gives the perception that he is still attached to material things and still wants popularity.
Bad image of a 'guru'
Posted by:Gursharan Singh - 29 Aug, 2014
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