Jaipur trophy in Guinness Book
The silver trophy, known as 'Jain Gaurav' has been acknowledged as the largest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 15:25 IST
A silver trophy made in the Rajasthan capital has been acknowledged as the largest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Made by city-based artists Amit Pabuwal and wife Kiran Pabuwal, the silver trophy can be described as a piece of art, studded with gemstones.
The certificate they received from the records body reads: "The largest silver trophy Trilok Rachna measures the world record 3-429m tall and 91.44 cm wide at its broadest point designed and constructed by Amit Pabuwal for the religious organisation All India Digambar Jain Samaj in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India."
The trophy was recognised by the Limca Book of Records earlier.
"This trophy took us over three years to get it into this form," Amit Pabuwal told IANS.
"In this trophy, over 93 kg of silver and more than 20,000 carat of precious and semi-precious stones have been used," he added. He said the trophy has been gold plated with 24-carat gold. The gems used include diamonds, emeralds, pearls and rubies.
Added Pabuwal: "Through this trophy the 3D form of Trilok Rachna, the three spheres of creation - heaven, earth and hell - of Jain religion has been created for the first time in the history."
The Trilok Rachna is in the centre of the trophy and is adorned with three domes at the top, a lotus and two plate-like structures at the bottom.
The trophy known as 'Jain Gaurav' is to be awarded to the people who have made a significant contribution to the Jain community.
"The award has been given for the first time to the Patni brothers who are the owners of R.K. Marbles in Kishangarh, Rajasthan," said Pabuwal.
First Published: Aug 22, 2006 12:58 IST