Date(s) - Dec 27 (Sunday)
Gita Jayanti (Birthday of Holy Bhagavad Gita)
The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is one of the most famous Hindu scriptures. It is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between the Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. At the start of the war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause. He wonders if he should renounce the war, and seeks Krishna’s counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna counsels Arjuna to “fulfill his duty to uphold the Dharma” through “selfless action”. The Krishna–Arjuna dialogue covers a broad range of spiritual topics, touching upon ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues that is faced by common people across the world. The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life.
Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita, including the commentary authored by Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda in a set of three books titled “Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kriya Yoga”.
Please feel free to bring Family/ Friends for the following program:
08:30 am :: Complete fire ceremony and Chanting of Bhagavad Gita
12:30 pm :: Final Oblations
01:00 pm :: Lunch