Today is Sri Geeta Jayanthi. What an auspicious day!! Already it is Ekadasi(Hari dina) and this day is very dear to Sri Vishnu. And top of it, today is also celebrated as Geeta Jayanthi day. Lord Sri Krishna selected this day to give His Amruthavani to the entire world that are very relevant even today through His dearest disciple Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. We need to note only Gita has the distinction of being celebrated in this fashion and we don’t know the day when other epics like Ramayana/ Mahabharatha were released to the world.
Enough has already been said and written on this great Bhagavad Geeta. How we can quantify the punya we will get by chanting these shlokas that has come out direct of Lord’s mouth!!! It is for this reason our great guru Shriman Madhwacharyaru has written TWO granthas on Gita namely Gita Bhashya and Gita Tatparya to grace us. No other acharya has done this. Madhwaru has done this only to emphasize the greatness of Gita to us and this shows how much Acharyaru revers and celebrates Bhagavad Gita.
The greatness of the Gita:
Its excellence is vindicated as perennial philosophy and sacred Scripture rolled into one. It substantiates the disguised words of the Vedas and the Upanishads in ordinary words for the sake of common people without any loss in their spiritual significance and so appeals to everyone who has a religious penchant. Its glowing message is duty and dedication to the divine. Sri Madhwacharya says it is the honey of the Mahabharatha-parijatha.
Sri Madhwacharya posits that the main theme of the Gita is the primacy, Supremacy and independence of Paramatma. The Gita has undoubtedly establishes Sri hari’s Supremacy in the beginning(2-17) in the middle(7-7; 7-14) and the end(180-62; 18-66) of the Scripture; and total surrender to Him alone would be the wanted boat for the Jeeva, to cross the occean of samsara. Cognising the supremacy of the Lord dedicate all acts without aspiring for its fruits to the Lord with devotion.
To interpret the Highest Brahman with the intended meaning of the words is not easy and safe and requires Sri Madhwacharya’s GITA BHASHYA and GITA TATPARYA and Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s Gita Vivrutti. These alone reveal the heart of the Gita and could read the doctrines in it. We know Gita is one grantha that has been translated in many of the World’s languages and there are umpteen materials on this available in the streets; but they would not take you anywhere; they are just sheets of papers with some ink marks on it. If you need to understand the true meaning of Gita, you need to depend on our Acharyaru’s grantha only.
Sri Madhwacharya’s twin commentatires establish the Hari Sarvothama concept and highlight the Dwaitha tenets like the rays of the Sun and the Moon illuminating the world, says narayana Panditacharya in Sumadhwa Vijaya(15-75).
In this regard Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha Trust, KK Nagar, Chennai-78 has done a commendable job and a great service to our society by bringing out the book SRI KRISHNA’S Words in the BhagavatGita with their meaning with Bhashya of Sri Madhwacharya in Two parts.
The 18 shlokas for Parayana purpose (ASHTADASASHLOKI) are printed in bold font and if these 18 selected shlokas are chanted with devotion, meaning and proper inquiry and feeling(Anusanhdana) it would bring it its wake lots of merit to the devotee. These shlokas can be found listed below :
Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha Trust,
1395, 31st Street, 6th Sector,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 2474 0049.
Price : Rs. 50 each.
Part – I
|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||