An intricate shloka such as mentioned above from the Gita, can a child learn it and even write it in different languages? It all seems to be a hoax, right? But 6-year-old child prodigy named Achyut can do this all. In an interview with us, Achyut was reading Bhagwat Gita and even recited a shloka for us. If this surprises you there is something more, he beautifully recited a Carnatic raga known as Dharamvati.
His mother, Mrs.N.Sailaja, used to chant some shlokas and that is how Achyut picked it up. At the age of one and a half year he started humming shlokas and ragas. In the consonance of that, he started searching for shlokas by himself on YouTube. He then came across shlokas of Adhishankracharaya. By the age of three years, Achyut started writing scripts on his own in his native language that is Telegu. He learnt many of them by age 3, like Vishnu Sahasranaamam, Lalita Sahasranaamam, Sata sloki Ramayana, and many more verses of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, like Soundaryalahari on his own. He self-learnt writing Telugu and by the age of 4.6, he completed writing complete 700 slokas in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita by hand in Telugu.
Achyut has received two record titles by Indian Book of Records in the category of the Youngest to recite maximum number of slokas and as the Youngest to read, write and recite complete Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. He self-learnt reading and writing Hindi (Devanagari) and wrote complete 101 slokas from Arya Satakam in Mookapanchasati. He can recite and write any sloka from Bhagavad-Gita, Soundaryalahari, Arya Satakam at random by number both in Telugu and Hindi equally good.
His parents reminisced the time they had an epiphany that their child was a gifted. In T.V, channel, an anchor misspelled a word and Achyut corrected it that is when they realized he can read. They some books for him and spontaneously Achyut began reading them. He on his won learned Karnataka ragas. In a way, Achyut’s skills in learning and memorizing scripts is innate in nature. It has been inherited by his elder brother who also used to recite many slokas and had memorized capital names of more than hundred countries. His parents had a limited knowledge about slokas therefore, he started learning himself.
At three years of age, he started writing very nascent levels of writing. Achyut has memorized up to fifty kirtans. He has vast knowledge of Karnataka music and he has been great fan of Sanjay Subramanian. His day starts with listening to Mr. Subramanian’s songs. The raga of Dharamvati, which Achyut recited in beginning of the interview. Achyut learnt within 24 hours, the Dharamvati was released.
Achyut did a live program in Bhakti TV on Bhagavad-Gita and his program is till date the most popular video on the channel’s site.He is also a Carnatic music aspirant. He is learning various Keerthanas from Carnatic music. Achyut can identify many ragas.Most of his efforts are captured in his YouTube channel ‘Achyut Sarma Kalaga’. He is very tech savvy; therefore, he records and uploads himself.
His parents are proud to raise two prodigies. Achyut is very friendly and mingles very easily. As a pandemic child, Achyut did not got exposure with kids of his age. He likes to spend time with his cousins and spends most of his time learning and exploring his knowledge. Achyut is very goal oriented and always focuses on a particular task and does not give up until his goal is achieved. He is very good in Mathematics and English language. As a child, Achyut’s mind is intricately developed. To conclude with a sloka from Bhagavad-Gita which emphasises on the core philosophy of the power of mind: