Geeta Jayanti 2021: Get to Know All About It

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Geeta Jayanti 2021: Date, Time, Significance and Rituals

In Hinduism, every ritual, fast, and festival has a special significance, and Geeta Jayanti is no exception. Geeta Jayanti is celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi of the Margashirsha month. Read on to know all about the pious Geeta Jayanti 2021. 

The pious occasion of Geeta Jayanti is a grand celebration of the symbolic birth anniversary of the Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta. As Bhagavad Geeta is considered the most sacred and religious text of Hinduism, the occasion of Geeta Jayanti possesses enormous significance. According to the Panchang, this pious occasion is celebrated on the Ekadashi or eleventh day of Shukla Paksha of the Margashirsha month with reverence. This occasion falls in November or December every year.  

Let’s dive into the topic right away. 

Geeta Jayanti 2021 Date And Time

The Geeta Jayanti 2021 is the 5158th anniversary of the Geeta. The date and time of Geeta Jayanti 2021 are given below. 

  • Geeta Jayanti 2021- 14th December 2021 (Tuesday)
  • Ekadashi Tithi (Starts) - 09:32 PM on 13th December 2021
  • Ekadashi Tithi (Ends) - 11:35 PM on 14th December 2021

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Geeta Jayanti Significance: Why Is It Considered to Be Special?

On the holy day of Geeta Jayanti in Dwapar Yuga, Lord Krishna standing on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, preached the immortal message to Arjuna, the son of Kunti, and gave him the knowledge of Geeta. During the epic war of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna gave the knowledge of Geeta to remove the dilemmas arising in the mind of his friend, Arjuna. The significance and importance of Karma and Dharma as espoused by Lord Krishna have been recorded in the Geeta. The teachings of the divine God can offer solutions to all the problems and can uncover the art of living a successful and fruitful life. Thus, people celebrate Gita Jayanti to commemorate the sacred day when the divine Lord Krishna offered essential philosophical teachings to Arjuna. Followers of the heavenly Lord Krishna celebrate this day all over the world. They observe fast on this day as this day falls on Ekadashi.

As mentioned above, this auspicious day falls on Shukla Ekadashi of the Margashirsha month. This Ekadashi is also famously known as the Mokshada Ekadashi. The knowledge of Bhagavad Geeta can destroy all kinds of attachment; hence, this Ekadashi is called Mokshada Ekadashi. Fasting on Ekadashi is suggested for staunch devotees who are desirous of winning the love and affection of Lord Vishnu. On this day, observing Mokshada Ekadashi and reciting Geeta can ensure that all your wishes are fulfilled.

You might be surprised to know that Bhagavad Geeta is the only book whose birth anniversary is celebrated with reverence and enthusiasm. This holy book contains about 700 verses that provide knowledge about many critical aspects of life and aid in a person’s spiritual progress. Hindus regard Bhagavad Geeta as the most sacred, influential, and meaningful text, which is why this occasion holds so much significance.

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Geeta Jayanti Rituals You Should Know About

Along with Geeta Jayanti, the Mokshada Ekadashi fast is also kept by devotees. Some of the rituals that are associated with this occasion are given below. 

  • On the day of Geeta Jayanti, you should wake up early, i.e., in the Brahmamuhurta, take a bath, and wear fresh and clean clothes. You should do Dhyana (meditation) and take Sankalpa (pledge) to perform the Puja sincerely. 
  • Clean the Puja room by sprinkling some Gangajal (water from the holy Ganges). 
  • Install the idol or picture of Lord Krishna on a chowki. 
  • After that, place the Bhagavad Geeta in front of Lord Krishna. 
  • Sprinkle Gangajal on Bhagavad Geeta. Then Tilak Bhagavad Geeta and Lord Krishna with Roli
  • Flowers should be offered to Lord Krishna and the Bhagavad Geeta. 
  • Offer Akshat, deep (lamp), incense sticks, and then perform the Aarti to conclude the Puja. Also, offer sweets to Lord Krishna.
  • After worshipping Lord Krishna, worship the Bhagavad Geeta. Then lift the Bhagavad Geeta by hand and touch it on your forehead. It is considered sacred if you read the Geeta or listen to it on this day. So read or listen to the sacred scripture. Once read, keep the Bhagavad Geeta in its place with the utmost respect.

On the pious occasion of Geeta Jayanti, the verses of Geeta are recited in temples as well. So, you can visit a temple and listen to the recitation. The devotees who observe fast on Ekadashi shouldn’t eat grains like rice, barley, pulses, or wheat. It is also considered important to give donations and Dakshina to Brahmins on this occasion, as doing so is believed to free you from all sins.

How Is Geeta Jayanti Celebrated?

The occasion of Geeta Jayanti is celebrated by reading the Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta, especially in Hindu temples and organizations around the world. Many organizations also distribute copies of the holy book to promote the messages and teachings of this holy scripture. Doing this task on this day is considered to be auspicious. Not only is this sacred scripture read, but its importance is also discussed by priests and learned scholars. Many devotional songs such as Bhajans are sung, and skits and dances are performed on this occasion. Many people perform Pujas on this day and distribute sweets. 

The main motive or purpose of celebrating Geeta Jayanti is to recall the words and teachings of Lord Krishna in the Geeta so that you can incorporate them into your daily life. Living by the teachings of Bhagavad Geeta will allow people to lead a courageous, positive, and active life. It is commonly believed that even glancing at the Bhagavad Geeta on this special occasion ensures that the individual achieves success in life and is always on the right path of integrity and honesty. 

Temples dedicated to the divine Lord Krishna celebrate this holy day with great enthusiasm. Geeta Jayanti’s grand celebrations are observed at the temples of ISKCON globally with proper religious practices and rituals. The grand fervor surrounding the Geeta Jayanti is exceptional in Kurukshetra. On this occasion, devotees from India and abroad visit Kurukshetra and take a sacred dip in the holy ponds. Along with the holy bath, worshipping Lord Krishna with Aarti on this day is also important.

Simply put, thousands of devotees celebrate this occasion with Geeta readings, dance performances, devotional songs, aartis, dramas, skits, etc. 

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