The Bhagavad Gita Book


The Bhagavad Gita Book, also known as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture. It is a part of the epic Mahabharata and dates to the second millennium BCE. The text is a synthesis of multiple ancient Indian texts and is considered a holy scripture of Hinduism. However, it is not written in English and is therefore difficult to read.

The Bhagavad Gita is considered the chief devotional text of most Hindus. It has been translated into English by Barbara Stoller Miller and Franklin Edgerton. It is part of the Mahabharata, which first took literary form between the fifth and third centuries CE. The Gita is a narrative that tells the story of a battle between the Pandav brothers and the Kauravas, who have been cheating on the Pandavas.

This book explains why the Gita should be read in its original Sanskrit version. Many translations are trans-creations, and no translation can capture the beauty of Sanskrit poetry. The author explains how to read Sanskrit shlokas and breaks them down into their corresponding English equivalents. The result is a clearer understanding of the Bhagavad Gita.