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Geeta Chanting Competition

Saturday, July 9 @ 5:30 am - Saturday, July 16 @ 11:30 pm

Chinmaya Mission are organising a worldwide Geeta Chanting competition on verses 39 to 72 of Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita for children aged 5-17yrs. Please register here.

Chapter for 2021 competition:

Chapter 2 ślokas 39-72. The verses for each age group are below based on the child’s school year as of December 2021:

School Year Group (as of Dec 2021) Assigned

Ślokas*

Years 1 & 2 39-47
Years 3, 4 & 5 39-54
Years 6, 7 & 8 39-64
Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 39-72

*Children will be tested on the above verses during the competition. However, they are welcome to learn more than the above verses if they feel comfortable

Chapter 2 – Yoga of Knowledge

This chapter entitled Sāṅkhya Yoga, provides us with a bird’s eye view of the entire Gītā!

Lord Kṛiṣhṇa is now cheering up his good friend, teaching him to look beyond what is perishable and finite, to find joy and happiness from the infinite. These ślokas (39-72) also teach us the importance of performing one’s duty.

Click Here to Register

FAQs

1.      Is this restricted only to members of Chinmaya Mission?

No. This is open to all children aged 5 to 17 years

2. How will children learn the verses?

The Chinmaya Mission Geetā Chanting Competition is a voluntary, self-paced learning program. Children attending Balavihar will learn chanting as part of the class. If your child is not able to attend Balavihar classes, please make use of the audio and text links provided on this page.

3. What are the benefits of chanting? 

Our beloved Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, conducted over 500 Gītā Jñāna yajñās. By participating, children gain the precious opportunity to carry forward His work as well as creating a positive vibration within themselves and the environment around. Chanting offers several benefits. A few are listed below:
a. Develops pure saṁskaras (impressions) and helps purify the mind
b. Chanting vibrations produce a positive impact on the individual and the family
c. Could inspire children to explore the meaning of the teachings in our scriptures
d. Provides exposure to the Sanskrit language and promotes a sense of cultural identity
e. Enables us to develop our memorization skills and develop and use our memory bank
f. Equips us with tools that may be used in meditation e.g. ability to sit erect with minimal physical movements, the ability to collect our thoughts and focus our mind

4. Can children outside the age groups (or adults) participate?

The competition is open to children between the specified age groups. Others are welcome to use this opportunity and resources to learn even if they are not part of the competition.

5. Important dates (subject to change) 
Registration by 15th June, 2022
Competition : 9th or 16th July (to be decided)

Text and Audio Links

Verses Audio file Text (with English translation) Text (without translation)
Chapter 2: Verses 39 – 53* Verses 39 – 53: audio file Verses 39 – 53: text (with English translation) Verses 39 – 53: text (without translation)
Chapter 2: Verses 54 – 72 Verses 54 – 72: audio file Verses 54 – 72: text (with English translation) Verses 54 – 72: text (without translation)

* The audio files and text above are from verse 37. However, for the competition, we will be studying from verse 39.

Audio by Verse – Swamiji with Children

Chapter 2: Verse 39 Chapter 2: Verse 40 Chapter 2: Verse 41 Chapter 2: Verse 42 Chapter 2: Verse 43
Chapter 2: Verse 44 Chapter 2: Verse 45 Chapter 2: Verse 46 Chapter 2: Verse 47 Chapter 2: Verse 48
Chapter 2: Verse 49 Chapter 2: Verse 50 Chapter 2: Verse 51 Chapter 2: Verse 52 Chapter 2: Verse 53
Chapter 2: Verse 54 Chapter 2: Verse 55 Chapter 2: Verse 56 Chapter 2: Verse 57 Chapter 2: Verse 58
Chapter 2: Verse 59 Chapter 2: Verse 60 Chapter 2: Verse 61 Chapter 2: Verse 62 Chapter 2: Verse 63
Chapter 2: Verse 64 Chapter 2: Verse 65 Chapter 2: Verse 66 Chapter 2: Verse 67 Chapter 2: Verse 68
Chapter 2: Verse 69 Chapter 2: Verse 70 Chapter 2: Verse 71 Chapter 2: Verse 72 Chapter 2: Conclusion

 

Details

Start:
Saturday, July 9 @ 5:30 am
End:
Saturday, July 16 @ 11:30 pm
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