The birth anniversary of one of the most admired and earnestly worshiped Gods of Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna – Janamashtami is celebrated with passion unparalleled in India and abroad alike.
A warrior, a child god of a pastoral tribe, a preacher, and a love deity, his saga is a mystic and divine union of many contrasting elements in one harmonious whole. Krishna’s journey that began as a hero of of the Yadava clan, had twists and turns meant to impart wisdom at every step of his tale. From the lover of Radha to preach the principles of life.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna whose real identity he is unaware until the later stage of the Mahabharat. Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counselled by Lord Krishna to “fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty as a warrior and establish Dharma.
The Gita is the spiritual dictionary for people, religious or non! Here are some quotes from Bhagvad Gita on philosophies of life-