Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Event

Chapter 3 Verses 23-43

Sunday, May 7th, 2023; 12:30pm- 2:30 pm

Location: Chinmaya Mission Chicago, Yamunotri

BG Chanting

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda worked tirelessly for forty years propagating the message of the Bhagavad Gita. Pujya Gurudev said that the Bhagavad Gita is the “Handbook for everyday living”. Bhagavad Gita Chanting competition was created so all the adults and children could get motivated and learn to chant and ultimately imbibe this secret to happiness in their daily lives.

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

Chinmaya Mission Chicago has been conducting Gita chanting events since its inception over 30 years ago.
With this noble vision in mind, let us all gather together and have 100% participation by all children and adults to "Chant Gita-Enchant Krishna"!

To Register: Event Registration Link

Eligibility: All Adults and Children.
Format: To make this event easy to attend, two chanting events are planned:

1. Combined chanting (read/chant from text) event : The participants who register for this event will have the opportunity to chant/read together in the Yamunotri Shrine, Shlokas # 23-43 from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3. Each participant will receive a participation certificate.

2. Scored Chanting from memory Event : Participants who register for this event will have memorized the verses assigned and will chant in their group (based on their grades) to Sevakas and Sevikas. They will receive scores based upon the number of memorized verses chanted, the pronunciation errors, clarity and confidence in chanting. All participants will receive either “A”, “B” or “C” levels based upon the scores received. Each participant will receive a medal with their level (A, B or C).

Resources :

BG Chapter 3 - YouTube Playlist
Chapter 3 Lyrics (Sanskrit & English side-by-side)
Bhagavad Gita Coaching at Yamunotri: On Zoom: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm (Meeting ID: 829 7863 6272; Passcode: Yamunotri)
In Person: Saturdays: 9:45-10:00am & 1:45-2:00pm Sundays: 9:45-10:00am


Vinita Hulyalkar
Sukanya Natarajan

In the Seva of Pujya Gurudev
Shrimad Bhagavadgita Team

ACT-SAT Offerings

language classes


"Music is an ornamentation of Silence and should be used by seekers to experience the silence within, in our quest towards Oneness with our Divine Self."
-Swami Chinmayananda
Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri is happy to offer Dhwani music classes to learn devotional bhajans and kirtans for the Bala Vihar year Sep 2022 - Jun 2023.

WHEN : Classes for Children (in person at Yamunotri) Saturdays & Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 PM; Classes for Adults (on Zoom) Sundays 8:30 - 9:30 AM starting Oct 8th 2022. All materials will be provided.

WHO CAN JOIN: Classes will be open to all Bala Vihar families- adults and children ages 5 and up

CLASS LEVELS :Based on age and musical training level, students will be assigned to Dhwani junior or Dhwani Senior level classes.

For interested adults with musical training and ability, we offer Hindustani music based devotional bhajan classes conducted by Mrs. Pramila Bhatia Date and timing TBD

HOW TO REGISTER: Please complete the form to register for the classes and we will contact you with the class Zoom session information.

REGISTRATION FEES: For Bala Vihar Year 2022-2023, one-time registration fees of $50 can be paid through the Chinmaya Yamunotri website donation link

Questions? Please contact any of the Dhwani teachers below by email, phone or text

Pramila Bhatia pramila; Phone # 847-530-0290
Jayanthy Jayanth; Phone # 224-241-5921
Shilpa Ramprasad; Phone #847-612-7666

In the Seva of Pujya Gurudev
Dhwani Music Team

Bhajan Sandhya

Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri offers Bhajan Sandhya evening once a month. Please contact Smt. Brunda Kamath ji for further reference.

About Bhajan Sandhya

"nāhaṁ tiṣṭhāmi vaikuṇṭhe yogināṁ hṛdayeṣu vā tatra tiṣṭhāmi nārada yatra gāyanti mad-bhaktāḥ"

“I do not reside in Vaikuntha, nor do I reside within the hearts of the yogis, but I reside in that place where My pure devotees sing My holy name and discuss My form, pastimes and qualities” - Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.35

Benefits Of Bhajan Sandhya

Bhajans are the greatest and easiest forms of Worship. Bhajans are songs sung to show our gratitude and love for God. Singing or listening to devotional songs removes all negativity in one’s mind and fills one’s heart with joy, peace and contentment. It elevates one’s mood and creates inner equilibrium. When a bhajan is sung, it cleanses the atmosphere and fills the place with positive energy.

Once a month, a devotee family hosts Bhajan Sandhya, an evening filled with bhajans and Kirtans sung together with family, friends and other devotees. This could be to commemorate a special milestone in the family or simply to create divine positive vibrations in the home.

If you would like to host a Bhajan Sandhya at your home, please contact our coordinator at (847)-942-2017 or