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The person who posted this item on You Tube made sure to belittle the event’s stats – 25,000 guests. They wrote:

As huge as this wedding was, it is dwarfed by the nuptials of V.N. Sudhakaran and N. Sathyalakshmi, who hosted 150,000 guests on their Big Day in India in 1995.

To which I can only add that the Sudhakaran-Sathyalakshmi event was put to shame by the crowd of 15 million that attended the funeral of C. N. Annadurai in Tamil Nadu, India, in 1969.

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Goodness, where do you get enough punch for 15 million guests?


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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.