With 63,000 registrations, yoga capital set for D-Day

Jun 22, 2017

MYSURU: The stage is set for the attempt to set a Guinness record on Wednesday for the biggest yoga demonstration at a single venue at the sprawling 139-acre Mysore Race Course, located at the Chamundi foothills.

As on Tuesday, 63,283 participants registered online for the event.

Participants who took part in the rehearsal were delighted with the new venue – a lush green outfield which they say is perfect to perform yoga, with the Chamundi hill as the backdrop. During the first rehearsal held in front of Mysuru Palace on June 12, nearly 2,000 participants took part, while on Sunday, nearly 20,000 took part in the rehearsal, which surprised even the organizers, who had expected around 10,000 people.

For the main event on Wednesday, organizers are expecting more than 45,000 people. Those who want to take part in the event should compulsorily bring a yoga mat and can enter only after getting bar-coded tickets. All the participants will be given official Guinness attempt certificates.

The district administration had earlier fixed the record-breaking attempt at Mysuru Palace, Hardinge Circle, D Devaraj Urs Road, Maharaja’s Ground, Oval Ground, and surrounding areas but since the yoga session in different places is not considered a single venue by Guinness record representatives, the district administration shifted the venue to Mysuru Race Course which can easily accommodate more than 72,000 yoga enthusiasts. Of the 139 acres, the district administration is using just 71 acres of land for the event.