Gariaband, February 9: Over 2100 saints and locals unitedly played conch shells ‘Shankh’ with a message to promote peace in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband to create a world record and enter into Golden Book of World Records. The world record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela.
'Maha Aarti' was also performed after 'shankhnaad' by Chhattisgarh Ministers, MLAs and saints. Earlier on Tuesday, another record had been set after 3 lakh earthen lamps were lighted at the fair.
The Rajim Kumbh Mela started on February 7, where special preparations were made on the arrival of monks and saints.
Chhattisgarh Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said, "Conch shells are blown before every pious event. The sound of 2100 shells will soothe environment. We wanted to send the message of peace and prosperity. Golden Book of World Records certified this. Our Kumbh Mela will now be known across the world."
On Wednesday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband's Rajim.