Embroidery work on Srirangam temple tower in Limca Book

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Tiruchirapalli, Dec 27 (UNI) A tapestry depicting the world's largest temple tower and promoted by the city based TILUNA educational and charitable trust has been selected for entry into Limca Book of Records.

According to a TILUNA press release here today, Vijaya Ghose, Editor of the book, had issued a certificate recognising the largest half-cross-stitch artwork of 2,437.50 feet created by 666 volunteers of TILUNA.

The large tapestry, comprising 1170 pieces (86 cm X 63 cm), featured a panoramic view of the world's tallest temple tower at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam here.

The total area of the embroidery art measured 6906.25 sq feet and each of the piece contained 82,875 stitches, utilising 720 metres of coloured thread.

The whole exercise began on April 4, 1998, and till October 6, 2007, 1170 pieces were completed by the volunteers located in India and abroad.


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