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The Holy Gita Jayanti, or the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, is celebrated throughout India by all the followers of this most sacred scripture.
According to the Hindu almanac Gita Jayanti is celebrated on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the bright half of the month of Margaseersha (December-January).
It was on this day that Sanjaya narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and thus made the glorious teachings of the Lord available to us, and to people of the world, for all time. The Gita was given to us about six thousand years ago by Sri Krishna, the Lord incarnate, through His most devoted disciple, Arjuna. Its teachings are based on the sacred Upanishads, the ancient revealed metaphysical classics of India. Aspirants fast on the day, as it is also the Ekadashi day.
Competitions are held among the little children, to develop their talents in the recitation of the Gita. In the case of the slightly older children, they are given a chance to deliver discourses. This is a wonderful way of encouraging them to study the scripture. In the evening, a special Satsang is held at which scholars, Yogis and Sannyasins discourse upon the Gita.
Take a resolve on Gita Jayanti that you will read at least one discourse every day.
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