Guinness World Records from Nagaland ( Updated 2023)

List of Guinness World Records from Nagaland:

1) Tallest (Largest) Rhododendron tree in the world (1993)

  • Record Title: Tallest Rhododendron tree in the world
  • How tall: Tallest Rhododendron tree in the world
  • When: 1993
  • Where: Mount Japfu near Kohima, Nagaland, India

The “Tallest Rhododendron tree in the world” was discovered at Mount Japfu near Kohima, Nagaland, India and was recorded in the Guinness World Records in 1993.  The Rhododendron recorded a height of 108 feet at the time of discovery.

Previous Guiness Book of World Records for the largest species of rhododendron was in 1988. It is the scarlet Rhododendron arboreiim of 65 feet in height found on Mt Japfu, Nagaland, India.

GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS “1988”
The largest species of rhododendron is the scarlet Rhododendron arboreiim.
Height :65 feet on Mt Japfu, Nagaland, India.

 


(Image for representation only) – Rhododendron from Pulie Badze, Kohima- courtesy of TripAdvisor

2) Tallest paddy plant in the world (1998)

  • Record Title: Tallest paddy plant in the world
  • How tall: eight and half feet
  • When: October 1, 1998
  • Where: Chumukedima, Nagaland
  • Record Holder: Mr. Melhite Kenye, Pastor of Baptist Church at Chumukedima, Nagaland

Nagaland featured in the Guinness Word Record for the tallest paddy plant in the world from Nagaland which was recorded on October 1, 1998. The height of the paddy was eight and half feet, 175 tillers and 510 grains in each ear. The paddy was discovered and raised by Mr. Melhite Kenye, Pastor of Baptist Church at Chumukedima, Nagaland.

Tallest Paddy Plant in the World Guinness World Records

As of 2005, this record has been broken.
The tallest paddy plant in the world recorded in Guinness World Records in 2005 measured 2.8m (9 ft 2 in) tall and was grown by Tanaji Nikam (India) in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. [Ref: Guinness World Records]

3) The largest electric guitar ensemble in the world (2013)

  • Record Title: Largest electric guitar ensemble
  • How Many: 368 people
  • When: 12 January 2013
  • Where: Agri Expo,Dimapur, Nagaland, India
  • Record Holder: Sky Group (India)

Nagaland featured in the Guinness World Records for the largest electric guitar ensemble in the world on 12 January 2013 at Agri Expo,Dimapur, Nagaland, India. A total of 368 guitar players between the age group of 11 to 70 years participated and played ‘Knocking on heaven’s door’ by Guns N’ Roses. The record is held by Sky Group (India). The event was organised to promote unity and peace in Nagaland. [Ref: Guinness World Records]

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Guinness World Records for the largest electric guitar ensemble in the world on 12 January 2013 at Agri Expo,Dimapur, Nagaland, India

Nagaland featured in the Guinness World Records for the largest electric guitar ensemble in the world on 12 January 2013 at Agri Expo,Dimapur, Nagaland, India. A total of 368 guitar players between the age group of 11 to 70 years participated and played ‘Knocking on heaven’s door’ by Guns N’ Roses. The record is held by Sky Group (India). The event was organised to promote unity and peace in Nagaland. [Ref: Guinness World Records]

4) Largest Traditional Konyak Dance (2019)

  • Record Title: Largest Traditional Konyak Dance
  • How Many: 4687 participants
  • Duration of performance: 5 mins 2 seconds
  • When: 5 April 2019
  • Where: Mon, Nagaland, India
  • Record Holder: Konyak Union

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The largest traditional Konyak dance consisted of 4687 participants and was achieved by the Konyak Union (India)in Mon, Nagaland, India, on 5 April 2019.

The event was held during the Konyak “Aoleang Monyu -cum- Mini-Hornbill” festival in Mon Town, Nagaland. The performance comprising of folk song and dance in full Konyak traditional attire for 5 minutes and 2 seconds.

 

5) Guinness World Record for highest assisted martial arts kick (2023)

Nagaland’s Faith in Action Academy was accorded the Guinness World Record for ‘highest assisted martial arts kick’ on July 5, 2023 on the sets of India’s Got Talent in Mumbai.

The previous record for highest assisted martial arts kick was 4.30 metres (14 ft 1.29 in), and Faith in Action created a new Guinness World Record by kicking the height of 14 ft.5 inches. 

The team of four namely, Kevin, Kitenlo K Thono, Gwhailo Kent and Kumugha participated in the record-breaking event. The highlight of this achievement is that Faith in Action broke an eleven year old record. 

Record Title: Highest Assisted Martial Arts Kick

When: 5 July 2023

Highest assisted martial arts kick: 14 ft.5 inches

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Previous Record Holder in this category: According to Guinness World Record Website (link), the highest assisted martial arts kick is 4.30 metres (14 ft 1.29 in) and was achieved by Simon Lass (Germany) on the set of a CCTV Guinness World Records Special, in Beijing, China, on 9 December 2012.

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