Hindu festival this weekend

2016-12-08 06:01
 Photo: supplied Lord Krishna speaks the Bhagavad Gita to his disciple Arjuna.

Photo: supplied Lord Krishna speaks the Bhagavad Gita to his disciple Arjuna.

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HINDUS around the world and on the South Coast are preparing for one of the most important festivals on their calendar, the Gita Jayanthi, which takes place on Saturday. Gita Jayanthi is the day on which Lord Krishna spoke Bhagavad Gita (song of God) to his disciple Arjuna.

On this day, Hindus recite the 700-verse Bhavagad Gita, in which Krishna explains all the essential spiritual truths: the difference between the soul and the body, the difference between the soul and the Supreme Soul (God), the science of reincarnation, the nature of time, the ultimate goal of yoga, why different kinds of religion appeal to different kinds of people, and the ultimate purpose of human life.

As an important part of the scripture, it can help those who recite it go to the spiritual world and get out of the cycle of life and death. – Supplied.

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