New Delhi: The pious occasion of Geeta Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of the Hindu Holy Book - the Bhagavad Gita.
This book is considered to be the most sacred and religious text of Hinduism and the occasion of Geeta Jayanti possesses enormous significance.
Gita Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Krishna recited the Gita to Arjuna. The book contains as many as 700 verses. It is written by Vyasa in Sanskrit.
According to the Indologist Arvind Sharma, the Gita is generally accepted to be a 2nd century BCE text.
According to the Panchang, the Geeta Jayanti is celebrated on the Ekadashi or eleventh day of Shukla Paksha of the Margashirsha month with reverence. This pious occasion generally falls in the months of November or December every year.
The festival is celebrated every year with the aim of eliminating the Duryodhana that seeks refuge within us and evolve to become a better person.
The Gita Aarti is recited by the followers of Lord Krishna every year and they believe in the importance of spreading Gita Saar.
The date of Geeta Jayanti this year falls on 14 December and it marks the 5158th birth anniversary of the Bhagavad Gita.
Lord Krishna preached the immortal message to Arjuna, the son of Kunti, and gave him the knowledge of Geeta while standing on the battlefield of Kurukshetra on the holy day of Geeta Jayanti in Dwapar Yuga.
To remove the dilemmas arising in the mind of his friend Arjuna, Lord Krishna provided the knowledge of Geeta during the epic war of Mahabharata.
Lord Krishna espoused the significance of Karma and Dharma and it has also been recorded in the Geeta.
The Divine God's teachings provide solutions to all the problems and show the path to lead a successful and fruitful life.
Thus, the Geeta Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the sacred day when the divine Lord Krishna offered essential philosophical teachings to his friend Arjuna.