Sunday, January 13, 2008

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter One (1) - What it is about?

Chapter One of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Dejection of Arjuna."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter One (1) is entitled "The Yoga of Dejection of Arjuna." This Chapter One has a total of 46 verses.

Verses 1 to 11 are about the Description of the Principal warriors on both sides (Kauravas & Pandavas) with their fighting qualities.

Verses 12 to 19 are about the Blowing of conches by the warriors on both the sides.

Verses 20 to 27 are about; when the Arjuna observes the warriors drawn up for the battle.

Verses 28 to 46 are about; when the Arjuna is overwhelmed by the Infatuation & when Arjuna gives expression to his faint-heartedness, tenderness & grief.

To read complete chapter one (1) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter One (Chapter-1)

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