Gita Jayanti


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Gita Jayanti

November-December; 11th day of waxing half of Hindu month of Margasirsa
The birthday of the Bhagavad Gita —a Sanskrit poem relating a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna found in the Hindu epic Mahabharata —is celebrated by reading and reciting passages from the Gita and by holding discussions on its philosophical aspects. This is also a day on which Hindus fast, worship Krishna, and resolve to put more effort into their study of the Gita. Why is this day considered the birthday of the Gita ? Some texts assert that on the 11th day of the waxing half of Margasirsa, Lord Krishna taught Arjuna the sacred lore of the Gita on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, and thus made available to the entire human race the poem often referred to as the "Song Celestial."
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DictWrldRel-1989, p. 96
RelHolCal-2004, p. 180
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This Centre aims to provide/organize many religious, spiritual, and social services/activities-including prayers, havans, satsangs, bhajans, meditations, weekly preetibhoj; celebrations of Deepavali, Holi, Mahashivratri, Navaratri, Ramnavmi, Rakshabandhan, Purnima, Krishan Janamashtmi, Karva Chauth, Gita Jayanti, etc.
Hanif was at the Sanatan Dharam Mandir in Noida on Friday as the chief speaker at a function organised to celebrate Gita Jayanti.