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Gita Jayanti: 10 Lesser Known Facts about the Birth of Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagvad Gita. Wikimedia

Gita Jayanti:

Each year, on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Margashirsha, Hindus celebrate Gita Jayanti, that is, the birth of one of the greatest Hindu scriptures, Bhagavad Gita. This year, Gita Jayanti is on 30th november 2017 – thursday.
On this auspicious occasion let’s find out the history and background of the sacred book. Here are some facts about the sacred book as well as the celebrations and activities that take place during Gita Jayanti:


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Gita Jayanti : 10 Lesser known facts of Bhagavad gita

• An ancient scripture, the Bhagavad Gita narrates the conversation that took place before the battle of Kurukshetra began between Arjuna and Lord Krishna.

• The Holy Scripture comprises of 18 chapters and 700 verses.

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• The birth of Bhagavad Gita was in the city of Kurukshetra, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

• The main reason why the Bhagavad Gita is considered one of the greatest scripture in Hinduism is because its application and significance is relevant even today.

• The Holy Scripture contains much of the life lessons bestowed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

• According to the Hindu scholars, the Bhagavad Gita compels an individual to make right and fair decisions in life. It gives guidance and helps to view life or problems of life in a new or different perspective.

• The Bhagavad Gita provides possible solutions to almost all problems in the society.

• During Gita Jayanti, specific pujas or rituals differ from place to place but the basic activity during this day is the mass recitation or chanting of the entire scripture.

• In some places, the scripture is read as it is. In others places, it is sung as a song or recited as a poem.

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• Gita Jayanti is well celebrated in Singapore. There, the Gita is chanted in a very simple form, much like a nursery rhyme. Not only adults but also children and teens take part actively in the celebration. In this way, even they learn the significance of the Holy Scripture.

by NewsGram team

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Hindus in Ayodhya Donate Land to Muslims for Burial Ground to Pave Way for a Solution to Ram Temple Dispute

The land has been donated in Belarikhan village under the Gosaiganj Assembly constituency here

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The land has been donated in Belarikhan village under the Gosaiganj Assembly constituency here. Wikimedia Commons

In a gesture that could ease tension between Hindus and Muslim and, perhaps, pave the way for a solution to the Ram temple dispute, Hindus in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district have donated land to Muslims for a burial ground.

The land has been donated in Belarikhan village under the Gosaiganj Assembly constituency here. The land had been a bone of contention between the two communities for years until now. Surya Kumar Jhinkan Maharaj, a local seer, and eight other shareholders, signed the registered deed for 1.25 bissas of land on June 20 to bury the dispute forever.

The other signatories to the land deed are Ram Prakash Bablu, Ram Singar Pandey, Ram Shabad, Jiya Ram, Subhash Chandra, Rita Devi, Vindhyachal and Awadhesh Pandey.

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The other signatories to the land deed are Ram Prakash Bablu, Ram Singar Pandey, Ram Shabad, Jiya Ram, Subhash Chandra, Rita Devi, Vindhyachal and Awadhesh Pandey. Wikimedia Commons

“The land belonged to Hindus as per records. It is by the side of a graveyard and some Muslims have buried their dead on the land. There were disputes and tension. But now, we have settled the matter,” said Jhinkan Maharaj.

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The deed is now in favour of the Qabristan Committee, Gosainganj and it will soon be entered in revenue records,” said Vais Ansari, President of the Qabristan Committee. Sub-registrar S.B. Singh confirmed the transfer of land to the Muslims for the graveyard and said: “It’s a gift from the Hindu community through a proper deed and stamp duty.”

Khabbu Tiwari, the local BJP MLA who took the initiative, said: “The tradition of Hindu-Muslim brotherhood here is not new. This was a small token of love from Hindus to Muslims. I hope this amity will continue.” (IANS)