Gita Jayanti marks the day when Lord Sri Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to His dear devotee Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield of, what is still known as Kurukshetra in North India. Traditionally this day is celebrated in India with chanting of verses from Bhagavad Gita, offering of oblations in fire sacrifices (yajna) and distributing prasad to devotees.
In recent days, after the revolutionary preaching on the teachings of Bhagavad Gita by ISKCON’s founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada, Gita Jayantai has become one of the most important festivals in devotee communities across the world. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is , which is Srila Prabhupada’s translation of the original Sanskrit text along with purports, has been translated in practically every language of the world and millions of copies have been distributed.
News from around India and world kept coming in about the celebration of this invaluable and imperishable teachings, coming directly from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. You may listen to Bhagavad Gita in different languages here.
In Sri Mayapur, West Bengal, which holds ISKCON’s world headquarters, hundreds of devotees recited all eighteen chapters of the book along with fire yajna. Thousands of pilgrims were seen hearing about the glories of Bhagavad Gita.
Jaipur is celebrating three-day Gita Jayanti festival from December 20 to 22 with kalash yatras, rath yatras, cultural programmes and recital of the scripture by Gita Yagya Samooh, Gita Prachar Samiti, ISCKON, Bhaktivedanta Institute of Gita Gyan … Jaipur celebrates 3-day Gita Jayanti Mahotasav with devotion and gaiety – Merinews
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has, meanwhile, announced that the Kurukshetra Mahotsav-Gita Jayanti Samaroh would be celebrated in a bigger scale next year. The Chief Minister said ‘Gita’ is the essence of life and it gives message of …MerinewsBusiness StandardHindustan Times – Haryana celebrates Gita Jayanti; festival to get bigger next year – Zee News
HOUSTON: About 5,000 years ago, in the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-Gita, to his dear friend and disciple Arjuna. Bhagavad-Gita, whose literal translation is ‘Song of God’, comprises of 18 chapters and 700 verses in …Zee NewsEconomic Times Gita Jayanti : Advent of Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Indo American News