The Global Records and Research Foundation (GRRF) has recognised the chariot of Lord Baladevjew of Keonjhar Rath Yatra as the tallest in the world.
The chariot of Lord Baladevjew at 72 feet is taller than the Nandighosh of Lord Jagannath at Puri which stands at 45.6 feet.
The official announcement came after a special team of GRRF visited the Baladevjew temple in Keonjhar recently for inspection.
This recognition has now paved way for the chariot to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records, reports said.
“They took the related documents and reviewed it. After verifying them, Lord Baladevjew chariot was recognised as the tallest in three records including GRRF, Asia Pacific and Indian National Records,” informed Executive officer of Endowment Department, Somnath Pradhan.
Earlier, the District Endowment Department had been demanding for the recognition in various forums.
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