Bhagavad Gita, also known as Gita or Srimad Bhagavad Gita, is a conversation between Shri Krishna and Arjuna on the battle-field of Kurukshetra in Mahabharata. Bhagavad Gita is referred to as the divine song, sung by Shri Krishna, to uphold the entire human race by the means of Yoga.
In Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga is classified into three forms by Bhagavan Shri Krishna:
- Gyana Yoga
- Karma Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
Krishna, the God Himself or Narayana, explains to Arjuna (Nara) the ultimate truth of life and death and delivers him with the true knowledge of the limitless divine and enlightens him as a Yogi in order to make him fulfill his duties righteously as a Kshatriya, or warrior.
Krishna, by the means of Arjuna, blesses the whole human race with the nectar, capable enough to keep us unaffected by the worst possible situations of our life through Yoga, in the form of this Divine Song, otherwise known as Gita.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita is authored by Sri Ved Vyasa and contains simple yet profound principles of Vaishnava literature like Gyana-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, Sankhya-Yoga and Bhakti-Yoga which are the key interests of Bhagavad Gita.
There are 18 Chapters in Srimad Bhagavad Gita comprising up of the total of 700 verses.
Please note: The original Sanskrit and Hindi translation is sourced from Gitapress, Gorakhpur whereas the English translation has been sourced from Bhagavad Gita As It Is.