Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Texas has set the Guinness World Record for longest continuous chanting marathon on August 1st 2015 -- after more than 24 hours of recitation... They chanted for world peace and universal brotherhood, pausing for a five-minute break every hour to stretch, go to the bathroom and have a snack. The 34,000-square-foot facility hosted nearly 800 people for the chant marathon, and 582 of them made it through the entire 24 hours.
The temple live-streamed the entire ceremony online to allow devotees around the globe to participate virtually, as well as to ensure the marathon's authenticity. Guinness World Records confirmed to The Huffington Post that the Temple set the , which lasted for 24 hours, 10 minutes and 8 seconds
Participants included in the final Guinness tally ranged from 20 to 85 years old...
"Not only is it good for the individual who participates, but it's also good for the community -- even the trees and the animals," temple chairman Prakasa Velagapudi said. Large-scale chanting is something Swamiji, an Indian spiritual leader known for his musical compositions, has pursued in the past. The event at Hanuman Temple in Frisco continued that intention and brought together participants from 14 different nationalities and 18 countries around the globe
Live at Dallas - 1st Aug 2015.
Swami Sahaja Datta Pada, Mysore
"Swamiji, you give so many things to your devotees, how come you never give me anything?"
He looked at me and said in the most compassionate voice, "I don't give you anything, for I have kept you in my heart"
Swamy Vishnudatta Padarenu, Russia
Sri Swamiji addressed me by my name, Varada Raja, greeted me, allowed me to do Namaskaram, and then began speaking with me as though He had known me for several years....
Mysore Patrike Venkatramu
"I bless all those who come to me irrespective of their caste or religion. If a Christian comes to me I tell him to believe in Jesus and continue to have faith in his own religion. Likewise, if a Muslim comes to me I stress upon the importance of being a good Muslim and follow his own faith..."
S Dwarkanath, Mysore
"Your friend Satyanarayana has become a Swamiji, I went and paid my respects, you also go and do the same", I did not pay any attention to this talk so she hit me on the head....
C S Venkatesh, Bangalore
"Wherever you work, as a clerk or an engineer, be honest and sincere and pray to God and your Guru. You will come out good in life".....
Krishan Kumar, Mysore
Then He took me to His room and showed me a map of India, showing certain places saying that He wanted to go there. "Will you take me? Will you take me?"....
"Don't worry; Sri Swamiji will take care." I realized at that moment that he was answering my thoughts. He knows everything for He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He is my master.....