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Sri Ranganathaswamy temple to have world's largest tapestry

From: Mangala I. Kadaba (
Date: Mon Apr 13 1998 - 09:33:53 PDT

Monday, April 13, 1998         [Image]    [Image]

The Financial  Sri Ranganathaswamy temple to have                
Express        world's largest tapestry                          
               SRIRANGAM: A Rs30 lakh mega project to            
Latest News    create 3000 tapestries of the world
[Image]        famous 237-feet temple tower                      
               (Rajagopuram) of Sri Ranganathaswamy
Express        temple, Srirangam, was launched by
Investment     Tiruchirapalli district collector K.
Week           Rajaraman here today. The Tiruchi
[Image]        Innovative Ladies United Needle Work

Market         Association (TILUNA), president Usha
Indicators     Sridhar, who is undertaking the task,
[Image]        said each tapestry would measure four
               feet by 2 1/2 feet. About 150 ladies
Screen         would be engaged in the task which when
[Image]        completed, would form a single piece
               measuring 25,000 Sq feet, she added,
Express        reports UNI.
[Image]        She said the work would not just be a
               feat to enter the Guinness Book of
Travel         World Records, but would also be an
& Tourism      expression of the rich traditions of
[Image]        the country's culture and spiritualism.
               Mrs G. K. Krishnaveni, secretary of
Advertisers    TILUNA, said the cost of the project
Forum          would be met by Coats India Ltd,
               Madurai and from contributions by the
[Image]        public.