Gita Mohatsav commonly known as Gita Jayanti is celebrated on the Mokshada Ekadashi which falls during the month of December. This year Gita Jayanti will be celebrated on Tuesday, 14thDecember 2021.
Gita Jayanti symbolizes the birth of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This day is celebrated as it is believed to be the day Sri Krishna revealed the message of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjun on the battlefield of Kurushetra. When Arjun refused to fight against his cousins, the Kauravs in the battle, Sri Krishna expounded the truth of life and the philosophy of Karma and Dharma to him, thereby giving birth to one of the world’s greatest scriptures: the Gita.
The Bhagavad Gita is not just an ancient scripture but also serves as an essential guide to better living, conducting business, and communicating to the modern world. It is one of the best manuals to follow in this time of Kaliyug. The greatest quality of Bhagavad Gita is that it prompts an individual to think, to make a fair and right decision, and to look at life differently and refreshingly without surrendering one’s identity. The Gita has been addressing contemporary issues and solving for everyday problems of humanity for millennia. The ultimate aim is prosperity through peaceful living and correct decision-making. Here are a few things one can do on Gita Jayanti: observe the Ekadashi fast (do not consume grains);offer prayer to Sri Krishna and thank Him for giving us the Bhagavad Gita; read a few Shloks to celebrate Gita Jayanti and do some charity.
Lord Sri Krishna states in the Bhagavad Gita:
Patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati,Tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami prayatatmanah
If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit a water, I will accept it.
MF leader, Mrs Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi wishes all a happy Gita Jayanti.