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
|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.
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