Gita Jayanti - Trinidad

Gita Jayanti is one of the important Hindu festivals observed in Trinidad & Tobago. Gita is short for Bhagwad Gita (भगवद् गीता) which means the divine song. In Trinidad & Tobago the name was often mispronounced, it was referred to as Bhaagwat Gita, but the Bhaagwat is a totally different book. By the grace of Guruji Prof. H. S. Adesh and the tuition free Hindi classes of the Bharatiya Vidya Sansthaan or BVS (as it is widely known) this error has been rectified to a great extent.

The Bhagawad Gita is a part of the Mahabharata, the Hindu epic by Ved Vyaas. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjun taking place on the battlefield before the start of the war. Its message is eternal and Bhagwan Krishna addresses everyone when solving Arjun’s problem.

On this day in Trinidad & Tobago pujas are performed, Gita slokas are recited and people give the gift of the Bhagwad Gita book.

Bhagwan Shree Krishnachandra kee jai

Brindavan Bihaari laal kee jai

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