Geeta Chanting Yajna 2024

Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 4: jñana-karma-sannyāsa yoga

Date: April 6, 2024 (Saturday)

Chapter 4 of Bhagavad Geeta shall be the topic of study this year. Following is the summary of Chapter 4 jñana-karma-sannyasa yoga.

The fourth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga of Renunciation of Action in Knowledge, is an extension of the ideas propounded in the previous chapter on the Yoga of Action. It dwells on the technique of self-perfection, on the nature of action, as well as inaction, and establishes the supremacy of Knowledge.
It concludes with Shri Krishna stating the necessary qualities for acquiring this knowledge of the Self and urging us to ‘Arise, O Bharata!’ to achieve our true potential.
The CMSJ Geeta Chanting Yajna will be held on Saturday Apr 6, 2024.
Winners of the Gita Chanting Yajna of CMSJ will be chosen to represent the center in the California State Level Geeta Chanting competition (in May). Winners of the State level competition will represent the state in the National Level competition (in July). Chinmaya Mission West shall be conducting competitions and events as part of Gurudev’s 108th year anniversary. This is a special event to inspire all Chinmaya Balavihar students to chant and understand the meaning of this chapter, and come together to showcase their chanting and share their understanding.


Verses Assigned by Group

Please note that the participants have to chant the assigned number of verses, based on the applicable group, in order to be evaluated and scored by the judge panel.

Group Grade Verses
Keshava Toddler Group (Will not be judged) 1-7 (All verses)
Anagha PreK-KG 1-7 (All verses)
Arjuna Grades 1-2 1-14
Bhārata Grades 3-4 1-21
Pārtha Grades 5-6 1-28
Gudakesha Grades 7-9 1-35
Dhananjaya Grades 10-12 (Memory) 1-42
Kaunteya Grades 10-12 (Reading, Kaunteya group will have to memorize the meanings of vocabulary words) 1-42
Medhaavi Grades 1-6 (Memory)
(Optional additional group – Will not be judged)
Parantapa Adults – Memory 1-42
Mahābaho Adults – Reading and Shloka Explanation of 4.7, 4.24, 4.39 1-42
Chapter 4 – Reference Video Chanted by Swami Avyayananda-Ji
Geeta Trainer – Practice with this app created by Minnoli Raghavan from CMSJ
Geeta Trainer
Video Instructions

Chapter 4 – Reference Video Chanted by Swami Shantananda-Ji

Reference Video chanting process in the competition

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