It was 5000 years in the past that Lord Krishna revealed essentially the most confidential and topmost information of devotional service within the type of the Bhagavad-gita to His expensive most devotee Arjuna, and to humanity at massive so that everybody can notice that the last word purpose of life is to give up unto the lotus ft of the Lord.
In this regard, it’s price mentioning right here that the actual which means of Jayanti must be clearly understood. Srila Prabhupada in his purport (SB 1.9.45), mentions that in keeping with approved scriptures, ‘a Jayanti ceremony for an odd man, nonetheless, exalted he could also be materially, is an offense to the Lord as a result of Jayanti is reserved for the day when the Lord seems on the earth.’ Gita Jayanti thus marks the appearance of the directions of the Lord which is definitely non-different from the Lord Himself.
It also needs to be famous that this was not the primary time Lord Krishna revealed the Bhagavad Gita.
imam vivasvate yogam proktavan aham avyayam
vivasvan manave praha manur iksvakave ‘bravit
Translation: The Blessed Lord mentioned: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the daddy of mankind, and Manu, in flip, instructed it to Ikṣhvaku. (B.G. 4.1)
The Lord revived this information on Gita Jayanti because it had progressively gotten misplaced. “This supreme science was thus obtained by the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that method. But in course of time, the succession was damaged, and subsequently the science because it seems to be misplaced.” (B.G. 4.2)
The message of Bhagavad Gita was revealed by the Lord and is subsequently everlasting. It is ‘apaurusheya’ ( BG 4.1) or not made by man and subsequently does want any human interpretation.
Five thousand years in the past it was detected by the Lord Himself that the disciplic succession was damaged. In the identical method, in modern instances there was an urgency of an version of the Gita owing to so many misinterpretations. Srila Prabhupada’s translation of the unique Sanskrit textual content together with purports made a revolution of saving trendy human civilization from as soon as once more shedding the wealthy legacy of the disciplic succession.
It is for that reason that on Gita Jayanti all disciples and grand disciples of Srila Prabhupada globally distribute his Bhagavad Gita As It Is which is translated into virtually every language of the world.
Here are a number of the issues you are able to do to commemorate this divine event:
You can be a part of teams of devotees and skim the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita As It Is.
Kurukshetra is the place the place Lord Sri Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. It continues to be current in North India and devotees carry out fireplace sacrifices on this auspicious day. You can nearly take part on this ceremony from any a part of the world.
You can hit the streets and go distribute no less than a couple of copies of ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is’ to the huge variety of folks nonetheless unaware of this treasure. If this isn’t attainable then you’ll be able to sponsor any variety of copies.
You also can resolve to present one or many to your family members on this auspicious day.
Since New Year’s forward you’ll be able to mark this as a decision to start studying Bhagavad Gita As It Is every day both individually or collectively.
We right here at ISKCON News want you all a really Happy Gita Jayanti.