The Bhagvadgita : A sloka by sloka interpretation of a great work by a great sage

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The Bhagvadgita : A sloka by sloka interpretation of a great work by a great sage

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Bhagvadgita the sacred-song, is a Hindu poem with deep philosophy; spirituality and divinity embodied in it. Gandhi has often acknowledged its profound effect on his life. It makes him to understand the prescribed disciplines of life. It is not merely a description of the battle and justification of violence, but it describes about the two natures — the Good and the Evil path in the human life. He says, "I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagvad-Gita".


The Bhagvad Gita is an important Sanskrit and Hindu scripture. It considered as one of the most important religious classics of the world. The Bhagvad Gita is a part of the Mahabharata, comprised of 700 verses. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna, who is regarded by the Hindus as the supreme manifestation of the Lord Himself.

The conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies. Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life.

The Bhagvad Gita represents a summary of the Upanishadic teachings, it is also called as the Upanishad of the Upanishads.