Bhagavad-gita, aka: Bhagavadgītā, Bhagavadgita, Bhagavat-gita; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[Bhagavad-gita in Hinduism glossaries]

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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Bhagavad-gita in Sanskrit glossaries]

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
context information

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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