Gita Jayanti: Know Significance, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Vidhi!

The holy day of Gita Jayanti is celebrated throughout the country as the symbolic birth anniversary of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. As per the belief, just by having a glance of Srimad Bhagavad Gita on this special day, all the troubles of any person are destroyed and that person achieves success in his/her life only by following the path of honesty and integrity.

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Along with this, reciting the Shlokas of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is considered to be highly auspicious. By doing so, it is believed that one gets rid of all the Doshas of the previous life. Perhaps, it may be the reason that the importance of Gita Jayanti has been considered special in Sanatan Dharma.  

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Gita Jayanti : Significance

In Dwapara Yuga, Gita Jayanti was that auspicious day when Sri Krishna, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, asked his friend and companion, Arjuna, to return from the battlefield of Kurukshetra by giving the knowledge of Gita. Since then, Srimad Bhagavad Gita has been considered the most sacred book by the Hindu community. Perhaps, it may be the reason that Srimad Bhagavad Gita has a special place among the followers of Sanatan Dharma around the world today.

There is a mention of everything of the universe in this holy book. This eradicates not only darkness of ignorance but also helps in finding the truth of life. The tradition of celebrating Gita Jayanti for getting the essence and knowledge of Gita has been followed. This pious day falls with Mokshada Ekadashi. In this pretext, the tradition of observing fast of Mokshada Ekadashi has also been followed. Owing to this reason, people worship Lord Krishna and Rishi Vyas along with the Path of Gita and observe fast.

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Things to be Kept in Mind on Gita Jayanti

There are things that must be kept in mind on Gita Jayanti:

  • Have a sight of Srimad Bhagavad Gita with pious heart on the day of Gita Jayanti and also, have Darshan of Lord Krishna.
  • After this, pray to him for intelligence.
  • If possible, implement the Shlokas in life after getting the essence of the same. You may get some ideas from Shlokas through which you will be able to eradicate many problems in your life easily.  
  • As per belief, performing conch worship is also beneficial along with the Vrat of Mokshada Ekadashi on the day of Gita Jayanti. After the worship, the sound of conch removes all the negative vibes and helps Maa Lakshmi appear. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu showered his grace after being pleased with the same.   
  • On this day, worshipping the gigantic form of Lord Krishna is considered to be sacred. Those who do the same, attain peace and also, all their stuck and pending works begin to take place. 
  • Whichever family has infighting or quarrels, the members must start reciting the Path of Gita on the day of Geeta Jayanti. 

If you don’t have Shrimad Bhagavad Gita at home, bringing this holy scripture on the day of Gita Jayanti is considered to be highly auspicious. By doing so, it is believed that Maa Lakshmi remains in your house throughout the year.

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Gita Jayanti Muhurat 

As per Hindu Panchang, the tradition of celebrating the festival of Gita Jayanti has been followed on Ekadashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha during Margashirsha month. This year, Gita Jayanti is going to be celebrated on December 25. Its significance will enhance manifold  as the fast of Mokshada Ekadashi is going to be observed on the same day. 

This Ekadashi is considered to be a remover of deep attachment. As per Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, humanity was given a new direction by Lord Krishna through the lessons of Gita. Therefore, Gita Jayanti is going to be celebrated on the day of Mokshada Ekadashi. Let us look at the Muhurat of this year.

Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat 

        Mokshada Ekadashi Parana Time         08:32:00 to 09:16:03 on 26th, December
                              Duration0 Hour 44 Minute
Hari Vasara End Moment08:32:00 on 26th, December

Note: The above cited Muhurat is applicable for New Delhi. Click here to know the Muhurat of your city. 

Gita Jayanti : Mokshada Ekadashi Parana Muhurat

As per Panchang, the observer should perform Parana after the sunrise on the following day. In this pretext, the Parana of Mokshada Ekadashi should take place before the end of Dwadashi Tithi. It is said that if fast is not observed as per Parana, the observer becomes sinful.    

Similarly, the observer should observe the fast on December 25, 2020 i.e. Friday after the sunrise without having anything. The Parana of fast must take place between 08:32 hours and 09:16 hours on the following day i.e. December 26, 2020. The total duration of Parana is about 44 minutes.  

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Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi

As per Shastras, Lord Krishna, Maharishi Ved Vyas and  Shrimad Bhagavad Gita are worshipped on the day of Mokshada Jayanti and the fast is observed. In this pretext, some rituals have been prescribed for observing fast and performing worship. Let us know the Puja Vidhi of Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat. 

1. A day before the day of fast i.e. Dashami Tithi, take food once in the afternoon. Must keep in mind to resolve to fast on Dashami by avoiding food at night.

2. Wake up before the sunrise on the day of Ekadashi and resolve to fast with a pious heart. 

3. After taking a resolve to fast on the day of Ekadashi, worship Lord Krishna and offer Dhoop, Diya, Naivedya etc to him. 

4. The tradition of worshipping Lord Krishna and performing Jagran has been followed in the night of Ekadashi.

5. Performing worship and serving the needy or donation should take place after the day of Ekadashi and before the Parana Muhurat of Dwadashi. After this, perform Parana or end fast by consuming food.

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Mythological Significance of Mokshada Ekadashi

As per mythological beliefs, there used to be a king named Vaikhanas who ruled Gokul city in ancient times. Once, when he was in sleep, he dreamt that his father had been suffering in hell after his death and the king was praying for his betterment. The king got frightened on seeing such a terrible condition of his father.   

The king called on learned people at once in his kingdom and asked the secret of his dream. The Brahmins advised him to go to Muni’s Ashram named Parvat and asked him to ask for the remedies from him for the betterment of his father. 

The king did as said and reached Muni’s Ashram and narrated everything about his dream. The Muni replied that his father had been in hell because of the ill deeds of previous life. In this pretext, the king was advised to observe the fast of Mokshada Ekadashi to liberate his father from hell. 

The king observed fast, worshipped with due rituals, performed donation and did all other things as advised by Muni. As a result, his father attained Moksha with the influence of fast.  

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