Gita Jayanti: Why The Bhagavad Gita Is Still Relevant Today

The Bhagvad Gita is one of the most widely respected Hindu scriptures in existence and has been a source of inspiration for many, many people. Written in Sanskrit, its 700 verses are often quoted by many great personalities who believe that the Gita has been a guiding force in their lives. The scripture, which is often referred to as a way of life, is way more than just a religious text. It has been translated in more than 80 different languages, with its influence spanning across boundaries and countries and has become a staple in philosophical discussions and the like.

Every year, on the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month, Geeta Jayanti, the most sacred book of Hinduism, is celebrated. The significance of Gita Jayanti is very much in Sanatan Dharma. According to religious beliefs, on the same day, Shri Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna before the Mahabharata war. Let’s know why Gita Jayanti is celebrated and what is its importance.The Gita, which emanated from the mouth of Lord Krishna, has an important place in the intellectual and moral life of man. Apart from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna and Ved Vyas are also worshiped on this day. On this day, by worshiping Gita and Lord Vishnu methodically, one gets freedom from sins, attains auspicious results and attains knowledge.

The Jayanti is celebrated mainly by the followers of Lord Krishna, who recite or chant the entire scripture, which is followed by discussions and seminars by eminent scholars and Hindu priests to throw light upon the various facets of the holy book and its perennial influence on humankind for generations. Everyone has infinite potential and talent. Yet most people live and die without so much as a glimpse of who they really are or what they bring to the world. The Bhagwad Gita helps unlock our potential so that we gain the power to rock the world. All it takes is a slight shift in attitude, change in thinking. Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the essence of all the Vedic knowledge that the truth seekers have been able to gather till date or will ever be able to gather in the future, using the faculties of mind and body possessed by human beings. One is able to understand this statement when one witness the truths revealed in Gita being verified, very often, by modern science. Srimad Bhagavad Gita teaches us how to handle that knowledge. The beauty of the text is that all this has been done while explaining the narrative between two friends who are at the verge of entering into the most fierce battle of their lifetime.

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