What Is Gita: An Introduction

What is Gita? It is an important and influential Hindu scripture composed in Sanskrit in the 5th century BC, or 1500 years ago. Interestingly, this particular scripture from Hinduism or Vedic Dharma is that it contains 700 verses divided into 18 chapters.
What does the Gita contain? It includes teachings from Lord Krishna to Arjuna on a battlefield before a major battle took place.

What Is The Meaning Of The Word ‘GITA’?

In Sanskrit, the word ‘GITA’ can be translated as “song.” This is because the Gita is a spiritual song and contains many teachings from Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

The major message is that one should not perform their duties just for the sake of the results. One should always do their duty for God or Krishna because that will bring them true happiness and joy in life. The message can be summarized as follows: “You are not your body, you have a spiritual identity which carries past from one lifetime to another, and it is this soul that will finally merge with God.”

The GITA teaches us how we should live our lives to reach Godhead, also known as Nirvana or Moksha, which is the ultimate goal of Hinduism.