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112-feet tall ‘Adiyogi’ statue enters Guinness Books of World Records

India TV Buzz Desk New Delhi 15 May 2017, 15:45:57 IST
India TV Buzz Desk

The bust of  ‘Adiyogi’ which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24 is now officially world’s largest according to the Guinness World Records. 

"It is 112.4 feet high, 24.99 metres wide and 147 feet long, as verified on March 11, 2017," Guinness World Records said on its website. 

The bust refers to source of Yoga and symbolises the 112 methods of self-transformation that the first Yogi or Adiyogi (originator of yoga) offered, a sta.

Speaking about the Guinness record, the representative said, "The 'Adiyogi' is the source of yoga and to create awareness among the people about adiyogi science , this 112 feet tall statue had been consecrated by Prime Minister Modi during February this year."

It took thirty months to design and eight months to erect the bust of ‘Adiyogi’. 

The "Adiyogi" bust attracts hundreds of visitors everyday now and has been set up by Isha Foundation led by Guru Jaggi Vasudev.

(With IANS Inputs)