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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.

For more information about the competition, please contact:

Viji Mahadevan ( 562-508-6348 or Gomathi Ravichandran ( 562-537-6018


Recently Held Competition

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


2018 Competition Results

Category A:

First Place:                          Lavith Raj (Brea)

Second Place:                     Amulya Manjunath (Brea)

Third Place                          Ishaan Iyer (Brea)


Category B:

First Place:                          Pramuk Mahesh (Rameshwaram 2)

Vaisakh Suresh (San Gabriel)

Second Place:                    Shriya Rao (Rameshwaram 1)

Third Place:                         Shriya Prabhu (San Gabriel)

Aum Patel (South Bay)


Category C:

First Place:                          Mohana Sai (Rameshwaram2)

Second Place:                    Ishan Prabhu (San Gabriel)

Third Place:                         Aanya Mansukhani (Rameshwaram2)


Category D:

First Place:                          Tripura Sai (Rameshwaram 2)

Dhruti Kulkarani (San Gabriel)

Second Place:                    Eshwar Kuppa (Rameshwaram 1)

Third Place:                         Rahul Athreya (Redlands)

Vibha Athreya (Redlands)


Category E

First Place:                          Pranati Kuppa (Rameshwaram 1)

Second Place:                     Anusha Silla (San Gabriel)

Sandhya Sridhar (San Gabriel)

Third Place:                       Amogh Kulkarani (San Gabriel)



Category F (Adults)

First Place:                           Shobha Aiyar (Rameshwaram 1)

Devki Hoshing (Rameshwaram 1)

Second Place                       Padmaja Silla (San Gabriel)

Padmasree Seshadri (San Gabriel)

Third Place                          Monali Gadre (Rameshwaram 2)

Priya Subbaraman (Rameshwaram 2)


Special Recognition Awards

Category B:

Kaarthikeya Sreeharshitha Vedantam (Rameshwaram 1)

Saikrishnan Sitaraman (Brea)

Avaneesh Chandrasekar (Rameshwaram2)

Omkar Gadre (Rameshwaram2)

Sriharini Srinivasan (Rameshwaram2)

Arjun Ramaswamy (San Gabriel)

Sachit Divecha (Redlands)

Sai Patola (Redlands)

Riya Kannan (San Gabriel)

Janya Jakan (Brea)


Category C:

Sumedh Pisipati (Rameshwaram 1)

Vyshnav Suresh (San Gabriel)

Ashwin Karthik (Rameshwaram1)

Sanvi Shankar (Brea)

Akshara Surendar(Brea)


Category D:

Sanjana Kolluru (Brea)

Aditya Hari (Rameshwaram 1)

Medha Rao (Rameshwaram 1)

Mythri Kishore (Brea)

Srimahita Addagarla (Brea)

Aditi Patola (Red Lands)

Veer Patel (South Bay)

Shashank Koundinya (San Gabriel)

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