Bhagavad-gita, aka: Bhagavadgītā, Bhagavadgita, Bhagavat-gita; 2 Definition(s)
Bhagavad-gita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Bhagavadgītā (भगवद्गीता).—The Bhagavad Gita (lit. “song of the Lord”) is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23–40 of the 6th book of 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”.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Bhagavadgītā (भगवद्गीता).—Name of a celebrated sacred work; (it is an episode of the great Bhārata and purports to be a dialogue between Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna).
Bhagavadgītā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhagavat and gītā (गीता).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Search found 52 books and stories containing Bhagavad-gita, Bhagavadgītā, Bhagavadgita or Bhagavat-gita. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bhagavad-gita-mahatmya (by Shankaracharya)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Bhāgavata and the Bhagavad-gita < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 1 - The Gītā Literature < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Isha Upanishad (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.5.66-67 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Verse 2.2.178 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.1.11 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Isha Upanishad (by Swami Nirvikarananda)