Bengaluru: 9-year-old boy Vivaan has entered the India Book of Records for becoming the fastest to recite 15 shlokas of Shiv Tandav Stotram in just 55 seconds and 29 milliseconds, reports ANI. 

He is a student of Delhi's Bal Bharati Public School.

The agency adds that Vivaan got inspired after hearing her grandmother reciting these shlokas. He immediately got fascinated and started practicing and reciting them on daily basis.

His grandfather was the one who recognised Vivaan’s ability to memorise complex phrases and speak at speeds higher than normal. It was his motivation and encouragement that helped Vivaan achieve this feat in record time.

Anil Gupta, Vivaan's grandfather was quoted thus: "I am brimming with happiness to see our kid establishing the record. It was not easy to memorize all these complex shlokas, let alone recite them in record time. But Vivaan's hard work and perseverance have paid - I can't be more happy and proud!"

Vivaan's name is already registered in the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records for being the youngest (8 years) to have travelled to all seven continents of the world.