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International Gita Festival

Bhagavad Gita / January 10, 2021

IGF Blog

Gita Enthusiasts across the globe participate in the Grand JKYog International Gita Festival!

JKYOG organizes the biggest online event - International Gita Festival to celebrate the timeless wisdom of Gita!

Hundreds of Gita enthusiasts from all over the world participated in the 20 plus contests conducted by JKYog. The International Gita Festival is a humble attempt by JKYog to spread this priceless wisdom of Bhagavad Gita to as many people as possible.

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most elevating scriptures one could ever find in the vast ocean of Vedic scriptures. The Gita constitutes the divine words of Shree Krishna and it's popularity is widespread. Be it the east or the west, the Gita and it's teachings are followed by many spiritual aspirants.

Even though the Gita is highly revered, with the passage of time there have been numerous interpretations and commentaries on the Gita. The sophisticated knowledge thus is understood only by a few while the others find it too difficult to understand or interpret it.

Swami Mukundananda, a senior disciple of the fifth original Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj has written an explicit commentary on the Gita which is easily comprehensible. Swamiji has very beautifully explained the concepts of the Gita with modern day illustrations and relevant stories to make it perceptible for the common man. Swamiji's aim is to present this Vedic wisdom in the simplest form so that this knowledge can be accessed by each and every one in the world. High level concepts such as Kshetra and Kshetragya, Karm Yog, Karm Sanyas, Renunciation, Surrender etc. have been elaborated in a way that anyone could grasp and implement in their day - to - day life. This Gita also known as the Song of God is available in various other languages such as Hindi, Odia and Telugu.

International Gita Festival organized multiple contests for all age groups. Children, youth and adults enthusiastically participated in these different contests. Some of them were Gita Recitation, Jeopardy, Identifying the verse by the meaning, Identifying the meaning with the verse, Prepared Speech, Spelling Contest, Sketching, Craft Making and Designing.

Participants got a unique opportunity to showcase their skillset and the knowledge they have gained from the Gita – be it artistic, writing, presentation or intellectual. JKYog Academy organized free online classes for participants to learn the Gita recitation and its meaning. This also enabled them to master at least one chapter of the Gita.

Apart from winning multiple prizes, participants get an opportunity to win the title of Gita Pandit. All the performance video submissions are uploaded on JKYog Academy YouTube Channel.

JKYog is also conducting a week long celebration of Gita from March 15th to March 21st, 2021. Highlight of this celebration includes inaugural address by Swami Mukundananda, recitation of all 700 verses of Gita, reading of English translations of all the 700 verses, creative and engaging cultural activity and trivia all related to Gita. Highlight of the week long festival is the Pragmatic Wisdom Gita section where one key nugget from Gita will be highlighted, each day. Practical tools and tips to implement this wisdom will be presented in a highly creative and interactive manner.

The Grand finale includes an enlightening discussion between Swami Mukundananda, International Authority on Mind Management, IIT-IIM Alumnus and best-selling author with Jaya Row, Spiritual leader and powerful speakers on Vedanta, Indian philosophy on Bhagavad Gita.

Winners of the different contests conducted as part of International Gita Festival will also be announced on March 21st as part of the award ceremony. Do not miss the entire event telecast on the JKYog Academy YouTube channel.

To participate in the International Gita Festival 2024, please visit www.gitafestval.jkyog.org/