enters Limca Book of Records - Moneycontrol Pvt. Ltd, the No. 1 Indian Matrimony service provider with 9 million registered members, has announced that the company has entered into the prestigious Limca Book of Records, the Indian equivalent of Guinness Book of World records. The online marriage portal has been recognized for facilitating highest number of marriages than any other Indian website over a period of seven years. (From 1999 to 2006)

Incidentally, India Online 2006, a recent study by JuxtConsult, has also endorsed as a clear leader in the online matrimony space in India with over 33 per cent of users preferring it over others.

Commenting on this acknowledgment, Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO, BharatMatrimony Group, said, "BharatMatrimony has been consistently rated as India's number one matrimony service provider by several leading third party research organizations. Our entry into the Limca Book of Records is a true testimony to our commitment of being a responsible and innovative matrimonial website."

n the recent past, BharatMatrimony Group had received US $8.65 million investment from two of the world's leading companies in the technology and Internet space, Yahoo! Inc., and Canaan Partners. The Group had announced its robust plans to expand its presence in the global personals space. The company plans to open offices in UK and in key South East Asian markets to cater to the Indian Diaspora and plans to open up religion / country based matrimony portals soon. As part of its expansion plans, BharatMatrimony Group expects to double its headcount to 700 by the end of this year and plans to increase the number of BharatMatrimony Centres (BMC), its offline initiative, from 50 to over 300 across the country by 2008. Recently it has launched the regional editions of the site in 6 Indian languages.