ALL GLORIES TO GITA JAYANTI!
Gita Jayanti or the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita. It is celebrated throughout India on the eleventh day of the bright half of the month of Magshar also called Mokshada Ekadasi.
It was on this day that Sanjaya narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and thus made the glorious teachings of the Lord available to us, and to people of the world, for all time.
The Gita Jayanti marks one of the greatest days in the history of mankind. Nearly five thousand years ago on that day a dazzling flash of brilliant light lit up the firmament of human civilization. That flash, that marvellous spiritual effulgence, was the message of the Bhagavad Gita, given by the Lord Himself on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
Unlike ordinary flashes of light which die away after a split-second, this brilliant flash of that memorable day has continued to shine through the centuries, and even now illumines the path of humanity on its onward march to perfection.
Not only has the Festival remained sacred so does the place associated with it, Kurukshetra.
It is in this same land that the famous sage Manu wrote the Manusmriti. Not only that, but the Rig Veda and the Sama Veda were also composed here.
During the Gita Jayanti, devotees and pilgrims from all over India gather here in Kurukshetra to take part in this sacred festival. A normal ritual observed to be followed by everyone is to take bath in holy water of the sacred tanks - Sannihit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar.
The Gita is not merely a book or just a scripture. It is a living voice carrying an eternally indispensable and vital message to mankind. Its verses embody words of wisdom coming from the infinite ocean of knowledge, the Absolute Itself.
Arjuna was confused whether to fight or not against his Brothers, Uncles, Mentors and other elder Kauravas in Kurukshetra. He decided not to fight and approached Lord Krishna for advice, Lord Krishna then recited the 700 hundred verses of the Bhagavad-gita for the benefit of the confused Arjuna and many other confused peoples’ in the centuries to come…
This year GITA JAYANTI is Celebrating on 6/12/2011 in India
GITA JAYANTI ki jay