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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

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The Gita is one of the profoundest books of Indian spirituality. It is special in its structure of thought and in its language. It does not seek to confine itself to any one school or religious view but in fact, “there is a wide, undulating, encircling movement of ideas which is the manifestation of a vast synthetic mind and a rich synthetic experience… It does not cleave asunder, but reconciles and unifies.”

Studying, understanding or simply listening to the Gita forms a part of life for millions of people not just in India but world over. Many commentaries have been written, giving diverse interpretations of the Gita. In Sri Aurobindo’s phenomenal work titled ‘Essays on the Gita’, we enter into the spirit of the Gita and look at the truth with a deep insight.

The CD therefore contains a variety of material, presented in a manner which is easily accessible and usable. It contains the following sections:

  1. The entire text of the Gita. The verses are given both in Devanagari and Roman transliteration followed by English translation, anvaya (the prose order of the Sanskrit words) and word by word meaning. The verses referred to by Sri Aurobindo in his Essays on the Gita have references beside them. One can click on these references and access the respective pages of the Essays. Some of the verses are also accompanied by brief excerpts from the Essays, to elucidate further the deeper import contained in these particular verses.


  1. The entire text of the Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo. In the Essays wherever any verse of the Gita is referred to, the reference icon appears alongside and on clicking will lead to the relevant section of the Gita. Apart from the Essays on the Gita it also contains an edited version of the English translation of Sri Aurobindo's Bengali writings on the Gita, and a few more writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on the Gita. A brief life-sketch of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have also been given here.


  1. Listen to the Gita. In this section one can listen to the chanting of the entire Gita beginning from the first verse of Chapter One to the end of Chapter Eighteen. 


  1. Apart from the above three major sections, there are several others providing specific information:
  1. 1.      Chapter Outline

A verse-wise synopsis of all the 18 chapters of the Gita.


  1. 2.      Chapter Summary

Summaries of each chapter of the Gita.



  1. 3.      Memorable Lines from the Gita

80 often quoted lines from the Gita.


  1. 4.      Names of Sri Krishna

Explanation of  all the 40 names of Sri Krishna appearing in the Gita.


  1. 5.      Names of Arjuna

Explanation of  all the 22 names of Arjuna appearing in the Gita.


  1. 6.      Arjuna's Queries

A list of all the questions asked by Arjuna in the Gita.


  1. 7.      Subject Index

The important concepts or topics of the Gita listed alphabetically.


  1. 8.      Word Index with Grammatical Analysis

All the words of the Gita are listed here alphabetically. The order follows the Devanagari

alphabet. Words are given both in Devanagari and Roman scripts followed by their grammatical descriptions. The abbreviations and the grammatical terms used here are explained, with suitable examples, in the beginning of this section. This Index is accessible at all times from the main Gita to facilitate quick reference.


  1. 9.      Pada or Quarter-verse Index

This lists all the padas or quarter-verses of the Gita, in Devanagari script according to the Devanagari alphabetical order. The same list is also given in Roman script following the Roman alphabetical order.


  1. 10.  The Mahabharata

The Gita is a part of the epic Mahabharata. Therefore the main story of the Mahabharata has been given in brief.


  1. 11.  Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna is the Divine Teacher in the Gita. The story of his life and a few passages from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have been included here.


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System Requirements

To run the Srimad Bhagavadgita CD-Rom, your PC must meet the following minimum requirements:

-          Windows 95/98/XP/07/Vista Multimedia PC with speakers.

-          Celeron 400MHz or equivalent processor

-          64 MB RAM recommended

-          800 ´ 600 pixels screen resolution

-          48X CD-Rom drive recommended

Presented by

Sri Aurobindo Foundations for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry.

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