Gita Jayanti

The Bhagavad Gita is considered the most sacred, important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, psychological and spiritual value. Bhagavad Gita Jayanti, or simply Geeta Jayanti, marks the birth of this holy book. According to the traditional Hindi calendar, Gita Jayanti falls on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha or the bright half of the Margashirsha month. It is believed the immortal “Bhagavad Gita” was revealed to Arjuna by Shri Krishna himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra a little over 5000 years ago.

Now let’s perform Gita Jayanti.

  1. Let’s listen to Gita Jayanti and information about the event.
  2. Then We will conclude with the aarti.

Let’s Do Gita Jayanti

Let’s Do Gita Jayanti.

We Will Conclude Gita Jayanti With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let's now do the Gita Jayanti to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Gita Jayanti.

Gita Jayanti

The Bhagavad Gita is considered the most sacred, important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, psychological and spiritual value. Bhagavad Gita Jayanti, or simply Gita Jayanti, marks the birth of this holy book. According to the traditional Hindi calendar, Gita Jayanti falls on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha or the bright half of the Margashirsha month. It is believed the immortal “Bhagavad Gita” was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra a little over 5000 years ago.

The Bhagavad Gita is not just an ancient scripture but also serves as an essential guide to better living and life and conducting business and communication to the modern world. The greatest quality of Bhagavad Gita is that it prompts an individual to think, to take fair and right decision, to look at life differently and refreshingly without surrendering one’s identity.

The text is written in third person, narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it transpired between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Sanjaya, the secretary of the blind King Dhritarashtra, had been blessed by his Guru, Vyasadev, with the power to remotely view the events taking place on the battlefield as they transpired.

Background

The discourse of Bhagavad Gita took place just before the start of the Kurushektra war. This is the brief history prior to that:

After several attempts at reconciliation failed, war was inevitable. Out of pure compassion and sincere love for His devotee and best friend, Arjuna, Lord Krishna decided to become his charioteer during the battle. The day of the war finally came and both armies gathered on the battlefield face to face. Just as the battle was about to start, Arjuna asks Lord Krishna to drive the chariot to the middle of the battlefield in between both armies to have a look at the opposing armies. Seeing his Grandsire Bhishma who raised him with great affection since childhood, and his teacher Dronacharya who have trained him to become the greatest archer, Arjuna’s heart begin to melt. His body started to tremble and his mind get confused. He became unable to perform his duty as a warrior. Being very despondent, he told his friend Krishna of his sudden change of heart, and turned to Him for advice. The conversation that ensued, Lord Krishna’s advice and teachings to Arjuna, is what is known now as the Bhagavad Gita, the most ancient scripture and non-sectarian philosophical work known to man.

Celebration

Gita Jayanti is celebrated worldwide by all Hindus (followers of Sanatana Dharma), who revere Bhagavad Gita as their Divine Mother because She teaches us how to re-establish our lost relationship with the supreme being. It is generally observed by en-masse recitation of all 700 verses of the Gita chanted throughout the day. Devotees also fast on this day since it is an Ekadashi day. Bhajans and Poojas are held on this day. People have gone from house to house spreading the thoughts of the Gita.