[Advaita-l] Gita Jayanti
srirudra at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 00:05:09 CST 2015
This day -21stNovember-is observed as Vaikuntha Ekadasi .In Tamil Nadu all Vaishnava temples celebrate this day from early morning.The devotees go through a door called Swarga vasal after the Uthsava deity of that temple passes through that door.This door is closed on all days and opened only for this Ekadasi day.
In some Panchangam it is also denoted as Bhishma Ekadasi.
To know that it is also celebrated as Geetha Jayanthi adds to the sanctity of the day.
Thanks for the information.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> On 22-Dec-2015, at 10:24 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Today, Margashirsha Shukla 11 is called Mokshada "the moksha-giving" Ekadashi because it is also Gita Jayanti. On this day amidst the armies assembled on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, the despondent and confusion-wracked Arjuna was taught the precious key to liberation from the very parabrahman Himself who had taken the mortal form of Krishna Bhagavan and the role of his charioteer.
> Or we could say it was told some time later after the death of Bhishma. to Dhritarashtra by his minister Sanjaya who had been given the power of divine sight to be able to narrate all the events of the war to his blind lord.
> Or we could say it was told by Bhagavan Vedavyasa to Ganesh Bhagavan who was acting as his scribe for writing down the Mahabharata of which the Gita forms a part.
> Or we could say as Krishna Bhagavan Himself does that this vidya was originally taught by Himself to Vivasvat who taught his son Manu who taught his son Ikshavaku.
> From all this we can gather that the Gita is for all kinds of people and at all times. But right now and you are when and for who the message of the Gita is most appropriate. :-)
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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