Fifty-two children, aged 8 to 16 from the United States took part in the 'Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita parayana' and recited 700 slokas of Bhagavad Gita for five hours without any breaks.
The parayana was organized by seer Ganapathy Sachchidananda swami at the Nada Mantapa in Avadhoota Datta Peetham on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road.
The 20 boys and 32 girls from the United States also chanted 108 slokas penned by seer Ganapathy Sachchidananda swami as well as Guru Gita.
An ashram member, Sidhartha, said that, the seer had decided to conduct the programme during his visit to Dallas in United States to inaugurate three temples and a prayer hall, last year.
He said that, "When he was in Dallas, the seer saw some children reciting slokas from Bhagavad Gita. He asked them to learn all slokas in a year, to be performed at this event."
The swami has promised the children that he would take them to Kurukshetra in Haryana, where Lord Krishna delivered Gita to Arjuna, He added.
The children and their parents arrived in the city and stayed at the ashram. They are scheduled to leave for Kurushetra on Monday, and the children will recite the 700 slokas there, near Brahmasarovara on December 28.
Srikanth and Vishwaja taught the slokas to the children by through web streaming and Skype calling. Niyati Jaya Cheruvu, studying in 10 grade in Texas, said that, she has been practicing Gita from the past one year.