Gita Jayanti is the day on which the Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Bhagavad Gita continues to be one of the world’s most popular and inspiring books. The 700 verses outline the paths of yoga which lead to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, covering topics such as the immortality of the self, the origin of all existence, how to remain peaceful in the most trying circumstances, and the relationship between us and God with special emphasis on the path of unalloyed loving service.
Gita Jayanti has become one of the most important festivals in devotee communities across the world. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, which is Srila Prabhupada’s translation of the original Sanskrit text along with purports, has been translated in practically every language of the world and millions of copies have been distributed. To honour the day, we recite all the verses of the Bhagavad Gita together and gift Bhagavad Gita to our family and friends. Please look out for more details in the coming weeks on how we will celebrate this year.
For those with creative talents, you can explore the Gita’s message by drawing, writing or creating a short film about “What the Gita and its message means to me and the world today”. This is open to 5 age groups from 3 years to above 18 years and should be submitted by 17 December 2020.
Please go to the website: https://worldgitaday.webflow.io/ for guidance. There are some exciting prizes to be won!