International Gita Mahotsav in Canada: ‘International Gita Mahotsav’ will be organized in Canada from today to September 19. In a statement issued by the Haryana government on Tuesday, information was given about this program. This festival, being held abroad for the last 6 years, will be held this year at the ‘Living Art Center Mississauga’ in Canada. “In the morning session in Mississauga, there will be a seminar on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in the first ‘Living Art Center’ and Shri Krishna Katha program in the evening,” the statement said.
Procession will be taken out on September 18
It was told that a ‘Shobha Yatra’ would be organized at Dudas Square in Toronto on September 18 and the teachings of the Gita would be discussed in the ‘Ontario Parliament’ on September 19. Geeta Park Bhoomi Pujan will be held in Brampton City, Ontario. It has been told by the organizers that 104 religious and social organizations from India and abroad will brainstorm on the teachings of Bhagavad Gita in the three-day festival. Every year in November-December a Gita Mahotsav is organized in Kurukshetra.
Why is the event
Kurukshetra is the district of Haryana state, which has a mythological history. Kurukshetra has been the center of creation of the most sacred text of the Hindus, the Gita. There is no place for any partiality, discrimination, narrow-mindedness, caste-varna etc. in the Gita, this book is completely for humanity. This book is the personification of generosity and gives a feeling of mental peace to the mind. Geeta Jayanti is celebrated every year on the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that even before the Kaurava-Pandava war started, Arjuna had laid down his arms and he was bound by his mind in the birth-death and relationship-ties of this world. Then Lord Krishna gave divine knowledge to Arjuna on this day. That knowledge is included in the Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta. In such a situation, this birth anniversary is celebrated every year on this date by remembering Lord Krishna.
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