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The recitation of Shlokas has always been a significant part of Indian tradition. In many Indian families, the practice and values of chanting shlokas are taught at an early age of children. It is likewise believed that if kids practice chanting shlokas, they attain an abundance of cognitive pace and intellect, and it even helps in being peaceful and centered in life. In times when this incredible practice of reciting shlokas is diminishing broadly, a kid from Jharkhand is practicing it frequently and has also made a world record in reciting shlokas. Recently, Aarohi Khandelwal from Gumla, Jharkhand created a record for the maximum recitation of the Gayatri Mantra by a child.

The India Book of Records announced it on June 28, 2022, and verified that Aarohi Khandelwal has set the record for reciting the Gayatri Mantra 27 times in just one minute, at the age of 7 years, 6 months, and 19 days. Her parents have stated that when Aarohi started her practice of Gayatri Mantra, she only recited 15 times in a minute, but after practicing a lot for 10 days continuously she was ultimately able to recite the mantra 27 times.

This is not the first time that Aarohi has achieved such a great feat at such a tender age. This year, in March, she also created a world record for reciting the maximum number of stories and speeches by a kid. The wonder kid has also created a world record for reciting the Hanuman Chalisa in just 1 minute and 58 seconds.

The India Book of Records, the Asia Book of Records, and the World Book of Records London have featured Aarohi’s name for her remarkable achievements. To achieve such feats and focus on reading and other activities, Aarohi has always been encouraged by her parents Mr. Rupesh and Ms. Seema Khandelwal. She takes part in different speech and storytelling competitions and shows a lot of interest in reciting shlokas. Today, this young talent is not only making the whole of India proud, but she is also setting an outstanding example of developing reading habits in children and showing interest in India’s reading traditions.

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