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Unknown Facts About the Bhagavad Gita

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Facts about Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita is one of the two holy books of the Hindu religion. It’s a 700-verse long scripture of poems of Mahabharata in the Sanskrit language. It is referred to as Lord’s poem or Anushtubh chanda. The Lord Krishna himself narrates this book. Bhagavad Gita takes up the chapters from page 23 to page 40 of Book VI of the Mahabharata. It is a shared conversation of an avatar of Lord Vishnu, Krishna, and Prince Arjuna, the third of the five Pandavas brothers. This article will cover all the major interesting facts about the Bhagavad Gita. 

Facts About Bhagavad Gita

Arjuna witnessed the losses of his family and close friends on the grounds of the Mahabharata war, so he is overwhelmed and asks Lord Krishna about the values of justice. This conversation is called the Bhagavad Gita. 

Bhagavad Gita is One of the 60 Gitas

In Hindu mythology, there are a total of 60 Gitas from all the religious scriptures, and Bhagavad Gita is one of them. Bhagavad Geeta is famous because Lord Krishna himself narrates it.  

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Arjuna is not the Only Person who Heard Bhagavad Gita From Krishna

It is said that while Lord Krishna was narrating the Bhagavad Gita, it was not only heard by Arjuna, but also by Sanjay, Dhritarashtra, and Lord Hanuman as well. 

It is Translated in 82 Languages

The facts about the Bhagavad Gita are already widespread in India. But do you know, it is reported to have been translated into 82 languages and it can safely be said that at least 65 or more of these are foreign languages?

Lord Krishna Imparted this Book’s Knowledge to the son of Surya Dev

Yes, it is mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita 4.1 that Krishna gave this knowledge to the Sun God Vivasvan. Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and He revealed the knowledge of Vedas (Shruti) to Lord Brahma.

The whole Story of the Bhagavad Gita Took Only 45 Minutes

Lord Krishna gave all the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna, in just 45 minutes which we now complete in 23–40 chapters of Mahabharata. 

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The largest Bhagavad Gita is in ISKCON, Delhi

The biggest fact about Bhagavat Gta is that its largest edition is centered at the ISCKON, Delhi which is 80 kgs. 

‘Oppenheimer’ took Inspiration From Bhagavad Gita

This is an interesting fact about Bhagavad Gita that even Hollywood has taken inspiration from Hindu mythologies to create a superhit movie. 

Division of the Book Teaches- Karma, Bhakti, and Gnan 

The book is divided into 3 parts with 6 chapters each. 

Yoga TypeChaptersDescription
Karma Yoga6Importance of prioritization
Bhakti Yoga6Importance of emotional maturity
Gnana Yoga6Importance of big-picture thinking

Bhagavad Gita is not just a Hindu Religious Book

It is usually considered to be a Hindu mythology book, but it is more of a humanity book that people of any religion, caste, or creed can read and learn from it. 

Bhagavad Gita is more than Just Krishna’s Words

The common belief among people who haven’t read the Bhagavad Gita is that it is an overall teaching of Krishna but it is a combination of teachings from Arjuna, Dhritrashtra, and Sanjaa. 

FAQ

What is special about Bhagavad Gita?

Bhagavad Gita offers timeless wisdom that transcends cultural and religious boundaries. 

Why is the Bhagavad Gita so powerful?

The real-time knowledge of worldly sorrows and happiness makes it unique and powerful.

What is the truth of Bhagavad Gita?

The book covers the mortal consciousness of spiritual doubt and weakheartedness to divine attunement and inner resolve.

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