August 04, 2010

World's longest calligraphy scroll

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Tibetan master calligrapher Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar has completed the world's longest calligraphy scroll. At 162.3 meters (roughly 535 feet) long, it contains 65,000 Tibetan characters and took more than six months to complete. According to the World Records Academy, the scroll "contains long life prayers composed for His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama by 32 great spiritual masters of Tibet." The above photo was shot at New York City's Flushing Meadow Park. The scroll was earlier unrolled at the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, in Berne, NY, with Sogyal Rinpoche and Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, special envoy of the 14th Dalai Lama's. The calligrapher lives in Sikkim.

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