For 123 hours and 15 minutes, Kalamandalam Hemaletha danced the Mohiniyattam. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms, a solo recital by women.
Her effort earned the 37-year-old mother a Guinness record for the longest dance.
Hemaletha said she danced "to earn a rightful place" for the native dance form."
Guinness World Records official Amarilis Whitty confirmed the record Thursday. It took place in September in Thrissur, a town in southern Kerala state.
Hemaletha said she received a certificate from the Guinness World Records two days ago.