DIMAPUR, April 10 - The Konyak Union today said it was declared the Guinness World Records (R) record holder for the largest traditional Konyak dance consisting of 4,687 women participants.
The approval for setting the record was received at 9:01 pm on Tuesday night from the Guinness World Records (R), Konyak Union president Manlip Konyak stated in a release.
�The largest traditional Konyak dance consists of 4,687 participants, and was achieved by the Konyak Union (India) in Mon, Nagaland, India, on 5 April 2019,� the letter of approval for the record holder said.
The official attempt to make the record was made during the Konyak Aoleang-cum-Mini Hornbill Festival in Mon town on April 5. The 4,687 women from over 115 villages in the district sang and danced in full Konyak Naga traditional attire for five minutes and two seconds.
The Konyak Union has thanked all the participants, organisers and well-wishers for their contribution and support for the great achievement.
The lyrics to the song, written specially for the event by A Peihwang Wangsa, speak of the arrival of spring and welcome the Aoleang Monyu festival of the Konyak Nagas while invoking the blessings of Wangwan (divine spirit) upon the Konyak Nagas and Nagaland, the earth and the environment.
The dance is an old traditional Konyak dance which is usually performed during the festival.