“Gita Jayanti” is the birthday of Bhagvad-Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus. It is celebrated on the 11th day of the waxing moon of Margaseersha month (December- January) in the Vedic almanac. It is believed the immortal “Bhagavad Gita” was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra (in present day Haryana, India) a little over 5000 years ago. The text is written in third person, narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it transpired between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Sanjaya, the secretary of the blind King Dhritarashtra, had been blessed by his Guru, Vyasadev, with the power to remotely view the events taking place on the battlefield as they transpired.

Gita Jayanti Festival as the name suggests is a unique and exceptional festival dedicated to the birth of Srimad Bhagvad Gita, the holy book of Hindus. The festival is celebrated mainly in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The festival is very sacred to Hindus and is celebrated with immense devotion and be the land where the essence of real Hinduism found place.

It is in this same land that the famous sage Manu wrote the Manusmriti. Not only that, but the Rig Veda and the Sama Veda were also composed here. The land was visited by divine personalities like Lord Krishna, Gautama Buddha and some eminent Sikh Gurus. Srimad Bhagwad Gita has since its inception been the philosophical guide and spiritual teacher for all. In Gita, Lord Krishna has taught numerous lessons to Arjuna, one of the Pandavas which are considered to be ideal means of living one’s life. One of the most famous teachings of Gita followed since ages is “Karma Kar Phal ki asha mat kar”, which means that one should selflessly perform one’s duties and karma, not worrying about the outcome. Gita according to the Hindu Mythology provides solution for every problem that a man faces in his life.

During the Gita Jayanti Samaroh devotees and pilgrims from all over India gather here in Kurukshetra to take part in this sacred festival. A normal ritual observed to be followed by everyone is to take bath in holy water of the sacred tanks – Sannihit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar. The whole environment becomes divine and spiritual with numerous activities being organized.

The Gita Jayanti Samaroh is organized by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism, District Administration, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala and Information and Public Relations Department, Haryana.

Over the years Gita jayanti Samaroh has gained immense importance and popularity. A large number of tourists have started to visit Kurukshetra during the event to participate in this sacred fair.

Time of Celebration: Gita Jayanti The sacred Festival of Gita Jayanti samaroh is an annual event celebrated in Kurukshetra, the divine, sacred land for Hindus. The fair/Festival is organized in the months of November-December and lasts for more than one week.