Churma Ladoo – World’s tallest, widest and heaviest Indian sweet set world record

Churma Ladoo – World’s tallest, widest and heaviest Indian sweet set world record

The 551kg (87st) Churma Ladoo took three chefs and 23 volunteers, from the Shree Hindu Temple, four days to make. They plan to offer it to 5,500 people.

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Hitesh Morjaria, from the temple on St Baranbas Road, is confident they now hold the record for the world’s tallest, widest and heaviest sweet.

Guinness World Records will examine the evidence submitted by the temple.

The Churma Ladoo, made from ingredients including wheat, clarified butter, jaggery, oil, poppy seeds and nuts, measured 5ft (1.37m) by 6ft (1.8m) when it was finished.

Mr Morjaria said they were “originally going to make a 100kg ladoo” to be blessed and offered to their devotees during the religious event of Ganesh Puran.

“Then we thought ‘why don’t we challenge ourselves’ to make a bigger one,” he said.

“We contacted the Guinness Book of Records and found out that no record had been set for the biggest Ladoo.”

The Ganesh Puran, which began on Sunday and lasts for eight days, is dedicated to the elephant-faced god Lord Ganesh.

The blessed sweet will be offered to people from all cultures at the end of each day and “we don’t want anyone leaving without the Prasad,” Mr Morjaria added.

The delicacy, which is normally the size of a tennis ball, is said to be Lord Ganesh’s favourite food.

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Dubai,Deira Gold Souq – World’s biggest gold ring set Guinness World Record

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The value of a 63.856 kg, 21-carat gold ring on display in Dubai has shot up due to the spiralling price of the yellow metal, its owner has said.

The ring, which has a Guinness Book of World Records certificate for being the world’s biggest gold ring, is on display at the Deira Gold Souq (market) in Dubai.

According to its owners, its value has multiplied several times over the years, due to the record gold price now.

It is studded with 5.1 kg worth of precious stones from Signity Middle East and its creation was supported by the World Gold Council .

“While it cost $547,000 to make the ring in the year 2000, the current value is worth over USD 3 million. This is the world’s biggest gold ring and we have displayed it on behalf of Taiba, the Saudi Arabian jewellery maker who made this unique piece in 2000 when the gold price was only USD 250 per ounce,” Kanz Jewellers Managing Director Anil Dhanak said.

“Now the value of gold has gone up to USD 1,500 per ounce, so you can imagine how much fortune the idle gold ring has brought to its owner,” Dhanak told Emirates 24/7.

“The ring is currently owned by Taiba, but we have displayed it to promote much smaller wearable rings. This ring has inspired many gold enthusiasts to buy replicas,” he said.

The Najmat Taiba ring has a 2,200-mm perimeter, a 700-mm outer perimeter, a 490-mm inside diameter, 500-mm width on its back and 250-mm width on the ring bottom. It has 615 Swarovski stones embedded in it. Fifty-five workers worked 45 days continuously for 10 hours a day to make this piece.

Biggest art class in the world – World’s Biggest art class Guinness World Record

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Biggest art class in the world – World’s Biggest art class Guinness World Record

Mouth and foot painting artist Katrina Gardner, leading yesterdays attempt on the world record for the biggest art class at The Bonus Arena in Hull , despite having too few participants, the event certainly caught the imagination of many youngsters, several of whom also made the most of the opportunity during the school holidays to try to paint with their feet.

Hundreds of children and their families crowded into the Bonus Arena in Hull yesterday to try and take the Guinness Book of Records title for the biggest art class in the world.

But despite organisers’ efforts, the final tally fell more than 100 short of the current record of 809 people, who were taught by artist Martin Thomas at the Modell, Hobby, Spiel trade show in Leipzig, Germany on September 30 2006.

The event was led by Katrina Gardner, an artist who paints with her feet.

Katrina was one of 10,000 babies born with malformed limbs between 1958 and 1961 as a result of their mothers taking Thalidomide while pregnant.

Her interest in painting began at an art class in the village of Sproatley, near Hull, where she lives and she eventually became a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, a group of disabled artists who use their mouths or feet to create original works of art.

Yesterday Katrina, armed only with a microphone, fought to make herself heard above the general hubbub to teach hundreds of schoolchildren and their parents a lesson based on the rules of perspective.

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Paper and pencils were provided – but no paint – as they concentrated over their drawings, some trying to copy Katrina’s dextrous use of her feet.

Katrina, who was one of a team of artists to join Rolf Harris in painting a giant replica of Constable’s The Hay Wain in Trafalgar Square in 2004, said: “It was great, I really enjoyed it.

Mr Lamb, whose idea it was, said: “I think a World Record was always going to be a hard push but to get this amount of people going into a hall on a hot, sunny day is pretty good going.

“We had 3,000-plus people through the door and I think if there’d been a cloudburst at 2pm we’d have been laughing, but there were that many people enjoying the facilities outside that it stopped people coming back in,” he added..

“But the event was a fantastic success. The day is about community cohesion, schools working together and supporting each other and allowing families to do something that they can enjoy as families.”

The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists was founded in Liechtenstein in 1956.

Prominent members include Alison Lapper, whose pregnant sculpture appeared on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2005.

Lapper has a congenital disorder, phocomelia, which caused her to be born without arms and with truncated legs.

The AMFPA represents 800 mouth and foot painting artists in 70 countries around the world.

They receive grants or are taken on as members and receive a regular income for their artistic proficiency. Katrina is currently a student.

Work produced by its artists can be seen in the UN Headquarters in Geneva or the European Council in Strasbourg.

There are believed to be around 3,500 people currently living with the effects of Thalidomide. Of those survivors, many have had to endure discrimination and prejudice.

They have had to fight for paltry compensation from the German drug company which manufactured Thalidomide.