It is recited with reverence and is also used in Indian courts of law to swear in the Hindu witnesses. Bhagavadh Geetha is a dialog between Arjuna the warrior and Krushna, the avatar of Vishnu. It contains questions by Arjuna and answers by Krushna. Vishnu and his avatar Krushna are considered God by Hindus. It is recorded in Varaaha Puraana that reciting Bhagavadh Geetha would cleanse the greatest of the sins and burns away bad Karma. It blesses the devotee with a good comfortable life on the earth and salvation upon departure from this world. Read it; understand it; assimilate its true meaning; and benefit from the wisdom contained in Bhagavadh Geetha. This is a literal translation that adheres to the original Sanskrit text as closely as possible.
Bhagawad Gita is a compilation of all seven hundred Gita shlokas for easy reading and rendering. A book evolving with corrections and additions is written in standardized Devanagari and English with simple translations. Salient Features: 1. “Gita-As-It-Is” without narration or interpretation of shlokas. 2. Easy transliteration close to Sanskrit pronunciation using ISO-15919 international standard for the romanization of Brahmic scripts. 3. Simple translation of Gita shlokas. 4. Use of today’s standardized Devanagari for the benefit of more readers. 5. Attractive and easy to read fonts and layouts. 6. Interesting facts on Gita in the form of tidbits to bring interest in Gita reading. 7. Printer-friendly PDF with pages organized to print as a booklet, spiral bind or hardbound book on letter size paper. 8. Permitted to interested people and organizations to print, use printed books as a gift or circulate. 9. Collaborative work among friends in Dallas, USA to make it a quality work available in the original form, freely and easily. 10. Readers too can contribute with suggestions on errors, omissions and additions, and help improve this evolving book. Like any other Sangeet Bharati PDF books, Bhagawad Gita is also an evolving product, constantly revised for errors, omissions and additions. So, please keep visiting sangeet-bharati.org or Google Books to download the latest copy of Gita.
SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA small size with Verses and short meaning Srimad Bhagavad Gita is unique among the body of scriptural literature for the simple, practical and relevant style with which it presents the essence of the Hindu way of life.
This book came into existence due to the graceful waves of the Kanchi Mahan. It is only my writings that are making me breathe. I write about lot of stuff. I have been writing for about 10-15 years. However, I never had any resolve to write about Mahaperiva. Didn’t have the courage either. Didn’t have the knowledge either. Didn’t have the bhakthi, like the one that melts like wax, either. Like this, so many things that I don’t have. Yet, in the last few years, it seems Mahaperiva has decided to use me as a tool for writing about Mahaperiva. How much confidence did Hosur Ganesan mama have on me! He kept driving me and made me write “Kanchi Mahanin Karunai Alaigal”( 100 years of his Life as Peetathipathi of Sri Kanchi Kamakodi Peedam). Ganesan mama, also connected me to Shri Mettur Swamigal, the direct devotee of Mahaperiva. (He was in Sri kanchi Thapovanam in Govindapuram, near Kumbakonam) This Periyava not only provided guidance and complete blessings for writing the book, he also ensured its success by developing it and providing the flow. After the completion of the book, Maha Periyava, happily went and sat down in the hearts of the devotees whom He chose to be the recipients of the book in this world. For whatever fundamental objective for which the book was written (through my simple tamil alphabets, to dispel the myth that he is ‘Mahaperiva’ for just one caste of people and that true to his title of being a Jagathguru, he is close to the common man), that objective was fully authenticated by Mahaperiva and as if to certify it, one commoner wrote a letter to me which is reproduced in this book. I told him that I was about to write about Periva’s Padhuka and also asked him to let me know if he knew people with Periyava’s Padhugai. He then dropped a bombshell and completely upset me. He said “if you want me to be truthful, Periva did not give Padhuka to anyone. Some people in kanchi madam, are calling it as Periva’s Padhuka and giving it to their near and dear. My family has been doing kainkaryam for three generations. As a child, I grew up playing in Periva’s lap. Periva did not give Padhuka for some of the prime devotees (and doled out a few names). Then your wish”. I was like “what is this test for Madurai?” (referring to test to Madurai in Thiruvilayadal Puranam) and was very confused. Then I firmed up my mind thinking that to confuse and then to clear up is all his blessing. What a surprise? Shri Kanchi Mahan’s Padhuka was there all over this world. A worldwide search was essential. America, Australia, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia - the epitome of grace made the world come to my palm! Some said they got it directly from Paramachcharyar Himself, some said they got it through Periva’s anukka thondars (lieutenants), some said they had it for generations and didn’t know the origins, some strangely said they got it through mail, some said they purchased it and submitted it to Periva and requested Him wear it and bless us. I pray to the Holy Feet of Periva Himself, that from the moment that you hold this book, which basically holds Periva’s Padhugai, that your life should be prosperous and you should live long. Periva Saranam! With love and respect Dr. Shyama Swaminathan
The Bhagvat Gita—an important Hindu scripture—offers a comprehensive view of God supreme, humanity’s place in the world, and the avenues of destiny. In Bhagvat Gita, Song of God, author Dr. Roopnarine Singh MD FRCPC, building on many years of devotion and study, presents a modern-English interpretation of the divine book. Singh sets this adaptation in verse to reveal its unique message: that God in the person of Lord Krishna wishes humanity to become perfect as God is perfect and that the whole Gita beckons us to this practical goal of life. Perfection in discipline, work, duty, knowledge, wisdom, faith, and devotion to the One God supreme serves as the formula for peace, happiness, prosperity, nobility, and greatness. Through the practice of this philosophy, humanity may be transformed and trigger the start of a new golden age. Offering a rendition of the Bhagvat Gita set in modern English and in verse, this study seeks to illuminate the divine book and inspire knowledge of the formula for peace and happiness.
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