Gita Jayanti – Birth of Bhagavad Gita
Gita Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Bhagavad Gita. It was on this day that Lord Krishna preached the teachings of Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. Gita Jayanti is celebrated on the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar. It falls during the month of November and December. This festival is celebrated in a grand way in Kurukshetra by reading the Bhagavad Gita and many people hold lectures and discussions on the holy book and discuss the importance of the Gita in modern day. The Gita is immortal and the teachings are relevant in any period. It is also said that a person will understand the Gita in a different way depending on his maturity and level of spiritual progress. This is the reason that most people read this many times in their lifetime. It will be helpful in difficult times and one can overcome the difficulty with ease. The Bhagvad Gita is a known religious book of Hindus and much famous across all the sects of Hinduism. The Gita is much important as it is told by the Lord Krishna by his holy words.
Celebrations of Gita Jayanthi :
Devotees from all corners of the country come to this place on this day and take the ritual bath in the sacred pond Sannihit Sarovar and the Brahma Sarovar. The Gita Jayanti Samaroh which is usually held during this period is the main attraction of Kurukshetra. People sing bhajans and perform arati and puja in the evening. This festival is also widely celebrated across the Krishna temples all over the world.
It is believed that reciting all the verses of the Gita on this day will lead to spiritual progress. This festival is celebrated all over the world and Hindu organisations are working hard to encourage more and more youngsters to take part in the festival. It is also believed that reciting the Gita on a regular basis will help us to learn any activity in an easy way. The correct method of reciting the Gita can be learned from renowned scholars who are experts in this field.