Krishna Chandra Das of the ISKCON Daiva Varnashrama Ministry (IDVM) has been included in the World Book of Records for reciting all 700 verses of the sacred text Bhagavad-gita from memory in the minimum time of 73 minutes.
The record was originally achieved on January 27th 2020, from 5:12pm to 6:25pm in Bellary, Karnataka, South India, and was recognized at that time only in India by the India Book of Records. More recently, on December 31st 2020, Krishna Chandra Das received a certificate from the World Book of Records, UK.
Not to be confused with Guiness World Records, the World Book of Records is run by ALMA, an organization that has been promoting educational causes in India and at a global level for the past 20 years. Krishna Chandra’s record will be included in its 2020 India edition.