31 Feet tall Rudraksha Shivlinga at Dharampur in Gujarat will set a new record for Batuk Vyas, a Rudraksha expert from Dharampur in Valsad district. After entering the Limca Book of Records twice, this is his third attempt in order to set a new record. This Rudraksha Shivling is prepared with 20 lakhs Rudraksha beads.
This Rudraksha Shivlinga will be a great attraction for this Shivaratri (March 10, 2013).
In 2000, Batuk Vyas started off the art of making Rudraksha Shivling, has made a 11-inch Shivlinga. In 2008, Vyas got an entry in Limca Book of Records with 15 feet Rudraksha Shivling. He broke the record himself in 2010 by erecting a 21 feet tall Shivling.
Last year (2011), during the Mahashivratri festival Vyas had erected 25 feet tall shivling using more than 15 lakh rudraksha.
According to Vyas, he is expecting more than three lakh visitors during this Maha Shivaratri festival. Last year nearly 2.5 lakh devotees from Gujarat and Maharashtra had visited the Shivling.