|About Gita Jayanti – The Advent of Bhagavad Gita
Gita Jayanti is the auspicious day of the advent of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. This is the day on which Lord Krishna imparted the essence of Vedic knowledge to Arjuna over 5000 years ago and enlightened him about the ultimate goal of life. On this day, devotees gather to recite all 700 verses together remembering this sacred conversation between the Lord and His dear devotee.
About Bhagavad Gita – The crown-jewel of india’s spiritual information
The Bhagavad-Gita is a sacred text across all Hindu traditions and is considered a summary of all ancient Vedic philosophical texts. It was spoken by Lord Krishna Himself to His best friend Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, 5,000 years ago. The Bhagavad-Gita, literally means “The Lord’s Song” and is understood as a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna but meant for the whole world’s benefit. The message of Bhagavad Gita is applicable for everyone irrespective their religion, race, background. It is infact “the manual for life”.
As stated in the Gita-mahatmya, if one properly follows the instructions of Bhagavad-gita, one can be freed from all miseries and anxieties in this life, and one’s next life will be spiritual.
Benefits of Reciting Bhagavad Gita
– If one reads Bhagavad-gita regularly and attentively, he/she can surpass the study of all Vedic literature. The study of all Vedas, Puranas and Itihasas are completed in all respects if one studies just this one book.
– As per Vedic scriptures, just by chanting the Gita once, one achieves the piety accrued from donating cows in charity to worthy recipients
– Reciting verses of Bhagavad Gita brings both material opulence and spiritual benefits
– Reciting verses and following the instructions of Bhagavad Gita frees us from all miseries and anxieties in this life