The Bhagavad-Gita is the most sacred and important Hindu script which influences numerous people. Gita Jayanti is the birthday of Bhagavad Gita. This day mainly falls on Shukla Ekadashi of the Margashirsha month. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival occurs during November or December. It is that holy day when Lord Krishna gave the eternal message to Arjuna in Kurukshetra. The devotees and followers of Lord Krishna all over the world celebrate this day with great joy.
What Bhagwad Gita teaches us?
The Bhagavad Gita is not only an ancient scripture but it also serves as an essential guide to improve the living and life and mainly conduct the business and communication in the modern world. The greatest quality of the holy book of Bhagavad Gita is that it prompts an individual to think, to take a fair and right decision. It also helps you at looking into life differently and refreshingly without surrendering one’s identity. The Gita has been addressing and solving the contemporary issues in the everyday problems of humanity for millennia.
Celebrating Gita Jayanti
Gita Jayanti is celebrated by reading the Bhagavad-Gita and discussing it with a learned priest and scholars. It has been benefiting humanity even today. The devotees and followers of Lord Krishna also fast on this day as it falls on Ekadashi. They sing devotional songs and dance on this day. Devotees perform pooja and distribute sweets. The main idea behind Gita Jayanti celebration is to recall the words of Gita and to apply it in our daily life. It allows families and individuals to lead a courageous as well as an active life which is productive.
The Significance of Gita Jayanti
Gita Jayanti is an auspicious day of the advent of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. On this day, Lord Krishna imparted the essence of Vedic knowledge to Arjuna over 5000 years ago and enlightened him about the ultimate goal of life. As stated in the Gita-mahatmya, if one properly follows the instructions of Bhagavad-Gita, he or she can be freed from all miseries and anxieties in this life leading to a spiritual life in the next age. Bhagavad-Gita means the ‘song of the Supreme Lord’. It is the most famous and widely known Vedic literature in the world.
Rituals of Gita Jayanti
- Temples dedicated to Lord Krishna rejoicing this day with great enthusiasm which includes performing puja along with special prayers
- Devotees from diverse abroad and parts of India like to visit the holy land of Kurukshetra on this day and take a bath in the sacred pond
- The puja of Lord Krishna can be performed at home with Aarti at the end Apart from the holy bath
- As this festival is celebrated on Ekadashi, it is quite important that devotees who fast on this day don’t consume any kind of grains like wheat, rice, and barley
- There have been many organized celebrations taking place to teach the value of Dharma to the youth of today through an explanation of the Gita on this special day
Gita Jayanti is being celebrated not only in India but also Singapore and Malaysia in large scale. Temples in India who have a deity of Lord Krishna also celebrate this day. This day is observed and allows the individuals to act correctly for the near future because one reads the holy book of Gita. It has also increased the popularity of Hinduism all over the world. All temples at Iskcon in the globe celebrate this day with proper rituals and offerings to the God.
AskGanesha wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Gita Jayanti.Gita Jayanti: Spiritual teachings of Bhagwad Gita by Astrologer Amit