President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the first Gita Mahotsav at Kurukshetra in Haryana today….reports Asian Lite News
The event is to commemorate the birth of ‘Srimad Bhagwat Gita’, the sacred scripture containing invaluable advice of Lord Krishna that he proffered to Arjuna, the third Pandava in the battlefield of Kurukshetra on the first day of the famous 18-day battle in the epic Mahabharata.
According to scholars Gita revelation is one of the greatest days in the history of mankind. Nearly 5152 years ago on that day a dazzling flash of brilliant lightning lit up the firmament of human civilization. That spiritual effulgence, that flash, was the message of the Bhagavad Gita, given by the Lord Himself on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
Discussions and seminars by eminent scholars and Hindu priests to throw light upon the various facets of the holy book and its perennial influence on humankind for generations.
Unlike ordinary dashes of lightning which die away after dashing for ‘a split-second, this brilliant dash of that memorable day continued to shine through the centuries and even now illumines the path of humanity on its onward march to perfection.
The event will be celebrated throughout world by all admirers and lovers of “Bhagvad Gita.”
The Haryana government has organised a craft fair that lasts for about a week as part of the festivities. The visitors can participate in yajna, Gita reading, bhajans, aartis, dance, dramas, etc.
Stage play and Gita chanting competitions are held for kids to show their talents as a way to encourage their interest in reading Gita.
The event is organised by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism, Kurukshetra District Administration, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala and Information and Public Relations Department, Haryana.