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Mass Singing of Seven Sankirtans of Saint-Composer Annamacharya creates World Record

More than 150,000 participated in the ‘Annamayya Laksha Gala Sankeerthana’ at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad (Hyderabad) in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, May 10, 2009 to create Guinness World Record for Mass Choir. The earlier record was made in 1937 when 60,000 people participated in a mass choir of a single song in Germany. The disciplined crowd of 150,000 sang seven compositions of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (1408-1503) the mystic saint composer of the 15th century who is the earliest known musician of South India to compose songs called ‘ Sankirtanas’ in praise of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati.The New Indian Express reportsFrom the afternoon itself, people started pouring into the grounds. From children and youngsters to the aged, they came from various parts of the country and the world. More than creating a record, their sheer passion for Annamacharya brought them to the venue. For several weeks they had been practicing the seven sankirtans. Noted Annamayya sankirtana exp…

Phalaharini Kali Puja

Phalaharini Kali Puja, also referred as Falharini Kalika Pooja, is dedicated to Goddess Kali. In 2018, the date of Phalaharini Kali Puja is May 15. It is observed on the day of the Amavasi (no moon day) in the Bengali month of Jaishtho, or Jaishta, (April – May). Special pujas dedicated to Goddess Kali are performed in the temples dedicated to Shakti, Durga and Kali in Bengal and eastern parts of India.

Some of the important rituals on the day include Kali Nam Sankirtan, Anjali, Aarati and Bhog.

Origin of Goddess Kali
Why is Goddess Kali Portrayed as Drinking Blood?