‘Surya Namaskar’ by Gujarat enters the Guinness Book of Records


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The new year began with over 4,000 participants across 108 locations and 51 different categories performing the iconic sun salutation yoga sequence on January 1, 2024. The grand spectacle unfolded at various venues, including the renowned Modhera Sun Temple.

Swapnil Dangarikar, Adjudicator at Guinness World Records said, “I was here to verify the record for the most people doing Surya Namaskar. This is a new title because no one had attempted to break this record before. After going through all the evidence and seeing them perform here in Modhera…They have successfully set a new Guinness World Record title for most people doing Surya Namaskar.”

The record-breaking event, held at the majestic Modhera Sun Temple, witnessed enthusiastic participation from diverse groups, including families, students, yoga enthusiasts, and even senior citizens.

Gujarat Home Minister Sanghavi, brimming with pride, stated, “Today Gujarat has registered the first world record of the country and the world, where thousands of people have done yoga together at 108 places and in 51 variety of places.”

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi attended the celebrations from Modhera.

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