What is Bhagavad Gita and Why One Should Read Bhagavad Gita?

June 20, 2016

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Bhagavad Gita Meaning

Bhagavad Gita means holy song. It is the most sacred scripture of Hindus. It is a book that has around 700 versus. It is written in a framework of conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna is considered as a God In Hindu Mythology who was also a contemporary of Pandava Prince Arjuna.

Bhagavad Gita Significance

Bhagavad Gita is considered as one of the greatest religious scriptures. It is a priceless contribution of Indians to the world. It is a book that has universal knowledge. Each and every verse in Bhagavad Gita is beautiful, both in literary and philosophical aspect.

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Immense influence on Humanity

There are many great personalities who are Influenced by Githa including Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. The base of Bhagavad Gita is on selfless actions. It is only through selfless actions that a purpose designed for universal goodness can be accomplished.

It was on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Krishna revealed this great knowledge to perplexed Arjuna. Bhagavad-gita is not just a religious scripture and it cannot be limited to the geographical and cultural boundaries of India or Hinduism. It is timeless and its meaning meets the notions of the modern world. The verses in Bhagavad Gita were conceived and evolved by intellect minds who were great visionaries and can foresee the changing times.

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Mahabharata at a Glance

The background of Bhagavad Gita goes like this, the Pandavas and Kauravas met at Kurukshetra, on the question of injustice shown by Kauravas to Pandavas on the matter of inheritance and also mainly because of the worst treatment Draupadi, the wife of Pandava princes met at the hands of Kauravas. This made Pandavas fight for their rights. At the same time before ending up in battle , Pandavas tried to make negotiations with Kauravas. But Kauravas were not ready to make any consideration. So both sides had decided to start the battle. Krishna offered his help to both Pandavas and Kauravas, Kauravas chose to make use of Krishna’s military strength at the same time Pandavas sought the help of Krishna. When Pandavas choose Krishna they chose success. Krishna offered to become the charioteer of Arjuna. Krishna stood with Arjuna throughout the war giving him timely advice and help. Mahabharata war was fought for the reinstallation of truth and justice over evil. When Pandavas won it was the triumph of truth.

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Bhagavad Gita is unique in many ways. It discusses various aspects of material and spiritual life. There are 18 chapters in Bhagavad Gita and the number 18 has very much significance . There are 18 sections in Mahabharatha. Mahabharata war took place for 18 days and so on. In fact number 18 is known as Krishna's number. Numerology plays an important role in understanding the Vedas.

Three simple reasons why one should read Bhagavad Gita?

• It is a timeless book. The verses are even relevant in these days.
• It is a guide to understand our inner self
• It deals with a varied range of subjects from soul to duties, which helps in living a meaningful life.

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