"Once I started learning Bhagavad Gita, I am able to wake up early in the mornings. I can chant Gita anytime without getting tired. Thanks to this Mahayagna program through which God has showered me with blessings and new opportunities. I would like to implement Gita teachings from now on in my daily life. Playing shloka number game was my best fun time."
"Bhagavad gita has taught me to do things right. I thank Appaji for giving us the right teacher who inspired us and taught us correct pronunciation. I struggled a lot to memorize the 2nd chapter shlokas. But the day I did, it was a big relief for my mother and me. I was ready to drop out, but tried and tried again. I think anyone can memorize the Gita; they just need to work hard. I loved the Gita camp –sleepover."
“Being a part of this unbelievable task of memorizing entire Bhagavad Gita is amazing. His Holiness love can move mountains. I got 100’s in my CBA’s and also got into Gifted and Talented program. Presence of Lord Krishna and his teachings in my daily routine makes me more responsible, caring, having reverence for others. I enjoy playing Gita charades and had fun in Gita camp-sleepover.”
"I lost my father to a sickness, which he has been suffering for 4-5 years. The 14th verse in the 14th chapter gave me comfort, which talks about how a sattvik (pure) person attains untainted higher worlds when he leaves the body. Gita has motivated me to be strong and active. Now I am able to manage my time better. I had good time in Gita camp and I loved playing Jeopardy."
"Gita antyakshari is my best fun activity. I am thankful to Sri Swamiji. I will use Bhagavad Gita knowledge in all good and bad situations. I am calmer than before and able to deal with things better. I don’t get angry easily. I am able to concentrate better and my memory has improved. Gita helped me with state exams and I am hoping to get a good grade."
"Memorizing with my sister and teaching each other was lots of fun for both of us. It increased my memory power and helped me gain more confidence with my speech in classroom and during chanting. It also helped with my pronunciation. When I first started learning Gita, I thought it would be really easy. When we got to chapter 2, I realized how hard it was to remember chapter 1 and chapter 2 together. Working together, we helped each other become thorough."
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum!
"When Guru takes the wheel, the journey becomes effortless". Our sons, Sivaank and Mayukh are a testimony to this. The Bhagavad Gita Mahayagna is a wonderful opportunity to sow the seeds of Sanatana Dharma in all of us. It is a blessing for a lifetime.
It has transformed the lives of our sons as well as ours. This Mahayagna has instilled a sense of discipline. We now appreciate rigor and strive hard to give our best. It has given us the confidence to pursue and stretch ourselves beyond our imagined limits with humility and a sense of gratitude.
it's a blessing for a lifetime!
Junior Pontiff, Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore
"It gives me immense joy to learn that upon that one word which dropped from the lips of Sadguru, so many children have already memorized the entire Bhagavad Gita. They have proven with conviction the immense power inherent in the words of Sadguru, the impossible tasks it can achieve and the intense transformation it can create."
immense power and immense joy!
Chinmaya Mission, Regional Head
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
"The memorable, remarkable and unbelievable kind of task by 43 NRI children to memorize and chant the entire Bhagavad Gita without looking into any kind of text right from their memory is a great penance. I consider this as a great Tapas charya. Wholehearted congratulations to the entire team for inspiring all to enthusiastically participate.
Pujya Sri Swamiji started this sankalpa with 18 children but three times of that, people got inspired and I am sure hundreds of times of that number of kids will be involved in future. It will become a mighty movement, where millions of children will get blessed and they will become purest souls. They become the purest souls that bring about change in the world, not only in one nation, not only in America, not only in India, but in whole world, these children will bring about a greatest possible change, where the world will be a blessed place to live- in love, in togetherness, in the spirit of friendliness, in the spirit of oneness because of the Bhagavad Gita."
memorable and unbelievable!
"Pujya Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji started Gita based intellectual and cultural renaissance. I really and heart fully appreciate Him for His great effort and this Gita renaissance started as Bhagavad Gita Mahayagna. I wholeheartedly admire and applaud the volunteers and teachers for creating a wonderful infrastructure for the Bhagavad Gita Mahayagna program and making children practice and memorize the entire Bhagavad Gita. I appreciate and admire parents for cooperating and supporting this.
Children may not understand its significance now, but instilling the seed of Bhagavad Gita now at very young age is very important. I appreciate that every kid here underwent the process of learning 700 shlokas of Bhagavad Gita. They may not understand the in-depth meaning or essence of Bhagavad Gita that they are teaching now, but the mental impression will remain with them and they will live their lives as God’s gift with Bhagavad Gita knowledge within them."
a gita renaissance!
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
"I am doubly impressed with the way that these children were reciting; they did not make any mistakes. I heard three chapters; they did not make one mistake. All joining rules were in perfect place. The melody and the style of recitation is also wonderful. All the credit goes to the teacher.
Knowing the meaning is not by hearting word-by-word meaning. Trying to understand life or events of life as you are facing life, in the light of Gita verses- is knowing the meaning. If you are facing a difficult situation in life and remember one or the other verse of the Gita and contemplate on it; in the light of that wisdom, when you face the life, all the sorrow will disappear and in its place you will feel the lightness and you will be able to respond to events of life very appropriately.
a lexicon of human existence!
Founder and Chairman of Lead India 2020 Organization
"You are igniting Lord Krishna's consciousness in young minds so that they can live like Parthas/achievers as well as Gita Aachary's to lead the world. May they ignite interest in other students/institutions/teachers, thus you all can continue the original Mission of our Sadguru Sri Swamiji and great efforts of the Gita teachers."
ignite the interest!
Founder of Indo US Chamber of commerce
"It was a joy for me and I am sure it was the same for the entire audience to listen to these 43 very smart and intelligent youngsters. I wish I were even 10 percent as good as they are at their age. Wishing them continued success. Our future is in good hands."
future is in good hands!
Sanatana Dharma Foundation Director
"I was very moved and was touched emotionally watching so many young children chanting fluently with complete focus. This speaks a lot about their discipline and willingness to take up challenges. The hard work that they have put in the last one-year is commendable. I am positive that this effort has cast a very strong foundation to all of them with respect to memory, discipline, strength along with the knowledge and essence of Gita."
casts a very strong foundation!
Jeeyar Education Trust Devotee, Pragna classes Senior Teacher
"We are amazed to see the children unshakable performance without any mistakes on the stage for more than 3 hours of non-stop chanting of our Holy Book Srimad Bhagavad Gita. The important point of this success is not just initiation, motivation and commitment from children. But it is the Supreme lords’ grace, which flow to us through our Guru. They disproved that NRI children cannot learn shlokas."
Supreme Lord's grace!
Associated with Sambodh Ashrama of Sri Bhodananda
LOOK AT THIS GITA CHANTING BY CHILDREN LIVING AWAY FROM INDIA IN A FOREIGN NATION
"I attended Bhagavad Gita chanting in Temple, Texas, chanted by a group of gifted children in chorus. They chanted whole Bhagavad-Gita 701 slokas without seeing non-stop, with only 15-minute break after ninth chapter. I didn’t find single mistake, pronunciation was as it should be, perfect. Children told me that it took only 10 months to memorize entire text. They also learnt meanings of selected shlokas from their teacher. All the Sanskrit words, which are very difficult to utter became a piece of cake for these child masters.
Mother & father of every kid in this group must be taken as an example by every parent, to make their children chant Gita, the life manual. All the problems that youth are facing in current society will find their solutions in the Gita verses, delivered directly by the Divinity."
is a handbook for an ideal living!
"From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures."
― Adi Sankara
"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day."
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.”
― Aldous Huxley
“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial;
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden