The Largest Handwritten Family Tree in the World (Video)
In the sacred grounds of Haridwar, India, beside the flowing Ganges, lies an extraordinary marvel. This remarkable marvel is the largest handwritten family tree globally. Maintained by dedicated group of Hindu priests called Pandits for generations, these meticulously crafted records chronicle the intricate tapestry of family lineages. In small offices lining the holy river they record the details of every pilgrim and their family who has visited the site.
A treasure trove of births, deaths, and momentous occasions unfolds across these delicate pages, spanning back over 20 generations. As the digital age beckons, discussions about preserving these records in a modern form have gained traction. However, the Pandits continue their solemn duty, tending to each page with an unwavering commitment to safeguarding the legacies of countless families. Amidst the fervor of the pilgrimage site, this tangible legacy endures, a living embodiment of the intricate ties that bind generations together.
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Top image: Largest handwritten family tree in the world. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Great Big Story.