Gita Jayanti

On the Vedic lunar calendar, today is Gita Jayanti, the holy ekadasi day that marks the anniversary of the time Bhagavad-gita was spoken by Sri Krishna to Arjuna over 5 millenia ago.

the Gita is Spoken:

Incidentally I was born on Gita Jayanti / Mokshada Ekadashi in 1952 – it fell that year on December 26. I am happy to say that I indeed fasted on that auspicious day. At least all I took on that day, presumably, was my mother’s milk.

Today is an appropriate day to read Bhagavad-gita. Here’s a verse in glorification of Bhagavad-gita, from the Gita Mayatmya by Sripad Sankaracharya.

maline mocanam pumsam,
jala-snanam dine dine,
sakrid gitâmrita-snânam,
samsâra-mala-nâsanam.

“One may cleanse himself daily by taking a bath in water, but if one takes a bath even once in the sacred Ganges water of Bhagavad-gītā, for him the dirt of material life is altogether vanquished.” (Gita-mahatmya 3)

Click here to read all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita online.

Posted by Kurma on 6/12/11; 7:51:02 AM

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