Gita: The Essence of Life

1Gangotri Sharada Ganesh Ghodake Jijamata Junior College, bhenda

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Abstract:

The Bhagavad Gita forms a section of the sixth book of the Mahabharata, an important Sanskrit epic in the Hindu tradition that recounts a lengthy struggle and brief war between two sides of the Bharata family the Pandavas and the Kaurvas over their kingdom of Hastinapura. The Gita recounts a dialogue in the moments leading up to the war between the Pandava warrior Arjuna and his charioteer and trusted advisor, Krishna, who turns out to be a worldly incarnation of Vishnu, a god who serves as the Supreme Being in many forms of Hinduism. However, Arjuna and Krishna’s dialogue is actually recounted through a frame story: Sanjaya, an advisor to Dhritarashtra (the Kauravas’ father and the blind king of Hastinapura), and reports this dialogue to the king after the Pandavas have already won the war.

Keywords:

Gita, Lord, Arjun, Mahabharata, war

Paper Details
Month6
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 6
Pages17976-17979