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Our Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda worked tirelessly for 40 years to propagate the message of the Bhagavad Gita.  Pujya Gurudev said that the Bhagavad Gita is the “handbook for everyday living”. In order to bring this philosophy into children’s lives, the Bhagavad Gita Chanting competition was created.


Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda explains the grand vision behind this project as “Chant – Study – Know- Live. Chanting introduces one to such a noble text. This kindles the curiosity to know more about the meaning and the contents. This in turn, leads to study. The knowledge gained thereby is translated into actions and thus becomes a way of life.”


Why Chant Bhagavad Gita?


Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles has conducted Gita chanting competitions since 2000.  The first three winners from each category receive trophies. Special recognition is awarded to deserving participants.


Upcoming Competition

Gita Chanting Competition 2018 will be held at Chinmaya Rameshwaram on Saturday, April 28th. 2018.

Registration guidelines and rules of the competition available here.

To register, click here.

Gita Chapter 18 Verse Text (Shlokas 1-40) in PDF format available here

Gita Chapter 18 Audio (Shlokas 1-40) in mp3 format available here


For more information about the 2018 competition, please contact:

Viji Mahadevan ([email protected]) 562-508-6348 or Gomathi Ravichandran ([email protected]) 562-537-6018


2017 Competition Results

Category A:

1st:     Shriya Prabhu (San Gabriel)

2nd:   Vaisakh Suresh (San Gabriel)

3rd:    Aum R Patel (South Bay), Lavith Ray (Brea)


Category B:

1st:     Mohana Sai (San Gabriel)

2nd:   Omkar Gadre (Rameshwaram 2)

3rd:    Aanya Mansukhani (Rameshwaram 2), Prithvi Oduru (Rameshwaram 1)


Category C:

1st:     Dhruti Kulkarni (San Gabriel)

2nd:   Shashank Koundinya (San Gabriel), Ishan Prabhu (San Gabriel)

3rd:    Vibha Athreya (Redlands)


Category D:

1st:     Medha Rao (Rameshwaram 1)

2nd:   Amogh Kulkarni (San Gabriel)

3rd:    Eshwar Kuppa (Rameshwaram 1), Tripura Sai (San Gabriel), Rahul Athreya (Redlands)


Category E

1st :    Anusha Silla (San Gabriel)

2nd:   Pranati Kuppa (Rameshwaram 1), Shruthi Aiyar (Rameshwaram 1)

3rd:    Purvaja Balaji (San Gabriel)


Category  F  (Adults)

1st :     Padmaja Silla (San Gabriel), Girijavani Ramachandra (Redlands), Shobha Aiyar (Rameshwaram 1), Devki Hoshing (Rameshwaram 2)

2nd:    Padmasree Seshadri (San Gabriel)

3rd:     Shobana Balasubramanian (Rameshwaram 1)


Special Recognition Awards


Category B:

Sumedh Pisipati (Rameshwaram 1), Ashwin Karthik (Rameshwaram1), Pramuk Mahesh, Rameshwaram 2), Vyshnav Suresh (San Gabriel), Riya Kannan (San Gabriel), Janya Jakan (Brea)


Category C

Mourya Nunna (Rameshwaram1), Advika Iyer (Brea)


Category D

Aditya Hari (Rameshwaram 1), Pranavi Oduru (Rameshwaram 1), Chaitanya Kishore (Brea)


Category E

Amrita Vinjamury (Rameshwaram I), Harini Sundaram (Rameshwaram I), Sandhya Sridhar (San Gabriel)

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