The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. 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.” Inserted in this appeal to kshatriya dharma (chivalry) is “a dialogue between diverging attitudes concerning methods toward the attainment of liberation (moksha)”.
The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the yogic ideals of moksha through jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga (spoken of in the 6th chapter) and Samkhya philosophy.
Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita with widely differing views on the essentials. Vedanta commentators read varying relations between Self and Brahman in the text: Advaita Vedanta sees the non-dualism of Atman (soul) and Brahman as its essence, whereas Bhedabheda and Vishishtadvaita see Atman and Brahman as both different and non-different, and Dvaita sees them as different. The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life.
The Bhagavad Gita’s call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi referred to the Gita as his “spiritual dictionary”.
We have compiled free pdfs and online links of Bhagavad Gita from the web and are made available below. These include commentaries and translations of bhagavad gita in english from various Gurus of different sects.
Translation and commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda of Divine Life Society
Bhagavad-Gita free PDF by Swami Sivananda of Divine Life Society
Translation and commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Bhagavad Gita As It Is free PDF by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Original 1972 Edition by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is free PDF by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Original 1972 Edition
Translation and commentary by Shri Purohit Swami
Bhagavad-Gita free PDF by Shri Purohit Swami
Bhagavad-Gita free PDF by yogvidya.com
Chapter-wise Srimad Bhagavad Gita In PDF Format By T.N.Sethumadhavan on esamskriti.com
Bhagavad-Gita free PDF by T.N.Sethumadhavan on esamskriti.com
Bhagavad Gita with commentries from vishnuswami of Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya, Madhvacarya of Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya, Ramanuja of Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya and Nimbaditya of Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya
Audio version of each chapter of Bhagavad Gita is available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Spanish, French & Arabic on the following link.
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