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Gita Jayanti December 2007

Gita Jayanti marks the day in which the Bhagavad Gita was rendered by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. Gita Jayanthi falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha (the bright half) of the Margashirsha month (December-January). In 2007, Gita Jayanti is on December 20.

Everyday somewhere in the world a confused Arjuna seeks the advice of Krishna. Through the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna has been discussing and debating various problems with individuals and finding solutions for thousand of years and will continue to do the same forever. Gita adapts to the present and discusses an issue by rooting itself in the moment. Since, Gita Jayanti falls on an Ekadashi day most Hindu devotees fast on the day.
In the famous GuruvayurSreeKrishnaTemple in Kerala, Gita Jayanti is observed on a different day. It is observed on the Guruvayur Ekadashi day in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November – December).

Bhagavad Gita on Scriptures

The man who rejects the words of the scriptures,
and follows the impulse of desire
attains neither his perfection, nor joy,
nor the Path Supreme.
Let the scriptures be, therefore, thy authority
as to what is right and what is not right.

Bhagavad Gita