Gita Jayanti: According to the Hindu calendar, the eleventh day (Ekadashi Tithi) of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the Moon) in the Margashirsha month is very significant because devotees observe this day as Mokshada Ekadashi. Interestingly, the same day also marks the birth anniversary of the Bhagavad Gita which is the holy book for Hindus. The verses in the Gita are conversations between Shri Krishna and Pandava Prince Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war. Hence, this day is also meant for celebrating Gita Jayanti. This year, the 5158th anniversary of the Bhagavath Gita will be celebrated.
Gita Jayanti 2022 Date
This year, Geeta Jayanti will be celebrated on 3rd December 2022.
Gita Jayanti 2022 Tithi Timings
The Ekadashi Tithi starts at 5.39 am on 3rd December and ends at 5.34 am on 4th December 2022
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Geeta Jayanti Significance
As mentioned above, Gita Jayanti marks the day when the sacred book of the Hindus, Bhagavath Geeta came into existence. This holy scripture is a collection of the conversations between Shri Krishna and Arjun on the Kurukshetra battlefield. The holy book Gita comprises 700 verses and is a part of Bhishma Parva of the great Indian Epic Mahabharata.
The Bhagavad Gita describes the fundamental values, realities, and duties of life. The sacred book has questions by Arjuna and the corresponding answers by Lord Shri Krishna himself.
The brave Pandava warrior, Arjuna initially failed to muster the courage to face his enemies (his loved ones and cousins) on the battlefield. To restore Dharma and end their wrongdoings, Arjuna had to take an active part in the battle. After learning about Karma (duty), he eventually succeeded in conquering his emotions.