His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON, encouraged his disciples to distribute the “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” all over the world and set in motion the GITA BOOK MARATHON. There will be a special month-long program during this auspicious time of every year end celebrated in ISKCON Coimbatore.
Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON, has written more than 70 volumes of books on transcendental subject matters, including detailed commentaries on the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. The main purpose behind writing these books, he said, is to awaken the dormant love of Krishna within the heart of every human being, which alone can make him completely peaceful and happy.
By distributing one book of Srila Prabhupad will make us also progress in our spiritual life aswell giving a spiritual life to another soul. By Distributing Srila Prabhupad books one can make the reader practice krishna Consciousness and do the Chanting of Hare Krishna which is the sublime method to get relieved from the pangs of the sinful kali yuga.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is the greatest and most beautiful scripture in the entire world . It is undoubtedly the most popular religio-philosophic poem existing in any known tongue. This Sanskrit text conveys the sublime teachings on religion, philosophy, ethics, and the art and science of correct and efficient living. Bhagavad Gita gives a synopsis of the religious thought and experience of India through the ages and describes the ultimate reality as a personal God, identified with Bhagavan Sri Krishna.Gita Jayanti marks the birth of this Holy Book and is to commemorate the day when Sri Krishna, an earthly incarnation of the Supreme God Maha-Vishnu rendered his philosophical teachings to Prince Arjuna on the first day of the 18-day battle of Kurukshetra between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
The epic battle of the Mahabharata took place in Kurukshetra in Uttar Pradesh and Sage Manu has written the Manusmriti here. According to the Hindu calendar, Gita Jayanti falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha (November-December).
Srimad Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 Sanskrit verses divided into 18 chapters. Bhishma Parva (Chapters 25 to 42) of the Mahabharata constitutes this immortal dialogue. All the 18 chapters in the Bhagavad Gita are designated, each as a type of Yoga and all the 18 Yogas contained in it may be reduced to four – the Karma Yoga, the Raja Yoga, the Bhakti Yoga and the Jnana Yoga.