THE ESSENCE OF GITA JAYANTI

The month of December is observed as the Gita Jayanti month. It marks as one of the greatest days of the history of mankind. It is observed on the 11th day (ekadashi) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) Margashirsh month (November- December) as per traditional Lunar calendar. Celebrated to commemorate the birth of the sacred scripture, “Srimad Bhagvad Gita”, the ardent admirers of the holy Gita is seen celebrating this auspicious day from across the globe. It dates back to the time when Lord Krishna gave the holy sermon of the Bhagvad Gita to the Pandava prince, Arjuna over 5000 years ago on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, present day Haryana.


Every year the government of Haryana organises International Gita Mahotsav in honour of this auspicious day. This year the Haryana government is celebrating it from 17th of December 2020 to the 25th of this month. The samaroh stretches for a week and people actively participate in the Yajnas, Gita reading, Bhajan, Aartis, dance, drama, stage plays, and Gita chanting competitions are held for kids to encourage their interest in reading Gita. Over the years, the Samaroh has gained attention which has attracted a fair crowd of tourist visiting the place to witness this sacred gathering.

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