The Guinness Book of Records Lists Ramcharitmanas as the Longest Song
By singing Shri Ramcharitmanas for 138 hours, 41 minutes, and 2 seconds, Dr. Jagdish Pillai established a world record.
NEW DELHI: Shri Ramcharitmanas is known around the world and has accomplished a notable feat. With a duration of 138 hours, 41 minutes, and 2 seconds, it has been recognised as the longest song ever.
With his 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two-second rendition of the Shri Ramcharitmanas, Dr. Jagdish Pillai of Varanasi established a world record. Ramcharitmanas is now officially included as the longest song in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records as a result of this achievement.
Dr. Jagdish Pillai has once again gotten his name in the Guinness World Records after five years of performing the Shri Ramcharitmanas on more than 100 official audio channels globally. The most Guinness records in Uttar Pradesh are now held by him.
As previously stated by Jagdish Pillai, the Guinness record for longest song earlier 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. On December 1, 2021, this feat was accomplished.
Jagdish Pillai broke the previous record by playing instrumental music, singing for 138 hours, 41 minutes, and two seconds, and creating a new melody for the entire Shri Ramcharitmanas book. This song was broadcast on many official music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others.
Therefore, the Guinness World Records has now officially recognised Shri Ramcharitmanas as the "Longest Officially Released Song" and the "Longest Song in the World".
In 2016, according to Jagdish Pillai, it was noted that an American musician held the record for the longest-continuously-released song in the world, however, it was an instrumental piece. It was Jagdish Pillai's goal to break this record and make sure that it belonged to India because of the great epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharata that the country is home to.
Jagdish Pillai put in unrelenting attempts to accomplish this goal, using his own rendition and singing. According to the Guinness World Records holder, the song's music video was started on May 20, 2019, per Guinness World Records regulations.
But for more than a year, the recording was put on hold because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Later, everything picked up again, and on November 10 of last year, the recording was finished.
It took four years, 63 days, and 295 hours to complete the recording, editing, and mixing for the 138-hour, 41-minute, and 2-second song.