In 2016, two students of the Utkal University of Culture made a big Rakhi of 500 feet long and 50 feet wide. This Rakhi was also certified as the World’s largest Rakhi by the Limca Book of Records.
The creators of the rakhi – Biswakanta Panda and Yannita Priyadarshini – displayed their certificate at Bhubaneswar Kala Kendra on Rakhi Purnima 2017.
The gigantic rakhi titled ‘Sneha Ra Samparka’ had been acknowledged to be included in the Limca Book of Records.
“We are ecstatic that our rakhi has entered into Limca Book of Records. We created it on August 29 last year and it had taken around 25-30 days to make it. We used paddy, rice, and natural colours in it. The rakhi resembled the face of Lord Jagannath and was dedicated to people from all religions, caste, creed, and community,” Biswakanta Panda said.
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“I had conceptualized it a year ago before working on it. My friend Yannita was of immense help to me in making the huge rakhi,” he added.
The biggest Rakhi in the world was made with 3 quintal paddy and 40 kg of rice. This was displayed at IG (Indira Gandhi) park in Bhubaneswar last year and drew a large gathering and accolades.