Kerala family sets world record with largest handwritten Bible
Dubai: The largest handwritten Holy Bible prepared by a Kerala family entered world record of Universal Record Forum. Thiruvalla native Manoj S Varghese, wife Susane, children Karun and Kripa took effort to prepare the handwritten copy of the religious text.
The largest Bible measures 85.5 cm length and 60.7 cm width. It includes 1500 pages and weighs 151 kg.
Universal Record Forum examined the documents submitted by Manoj and wife. Jury Dr Johnson V Idikula made the official announcement of the world record set by them through video conference. Certificate, plaque and memento will be presented to the family by URF jury chairman Dr Sunil Joseph.
At first, Susane started to write the Holy Bible. Following their mother, Karun, a student at Dubai Indian School and Kripa who studies at Al Warqa Our Own English High School also joined in the mission. After finishing their homework, they engaged themselves in Bible writing.
A total of 60 pens were used for the writing. The family dedicated their time for the mission by avoiding shopping and trips. Sometimes, they continued to write for 12 hours.
“We completed the writing before the time we planned. A few pages in the Holy Bible carry pictures. We drew the pictures ourselves,” said the family.
They have sent a video featuring their Bible writing to the Universal Record Forum.
At present, the handwritten Holy Bible is on display at Mar Thoma church in Jebel Ali in Dubai. People including VIPs are visiting the church to have a look at the Bible.
Manoj, son of Kuzhikattu Varghese K Mathew and Sarama Varghese are living in Dubai since two decades. His wife Susane who works as a nurse for 15 years is assisting Manoj in business.