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Happy Gita Jayanti

December 8 — Gita Jayanti is the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, a great piece of literature and the most sacred, important Hindu script — still influences people today. It’s on that sacred day that Lord Krishna gave the immortal message to Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Followers of Lord Krishna all over the world celebrate this day.

Gita Jayanti is celebrated by reading the Bhagavad Gita and discussing it with priests and scholars about how it has been benefiting humanity even today. Devotional songs are sung and danced on. People perform puja and distribute sweets. The main purpose of celebrating Gita Jayanti is to recall the words of Gita and to apply it in our daily life. It allows individuals and families to lead a courageous, active, and productive life.

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