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The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit भगवद्गीता, Bhagavad Gītā), "Song of God" is a Sanskrit text from the chapter Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata epic.

Philosophy

"The Bhagavad Gita is revered as a sacred text of Hindu philosophy" and especially so by Vaishnavas (followers of Vishnu). It is commonly referred to as The Gita.

Content

The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking placee on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start of the Kurukshetra war.

Guide

This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life.

Spreme Being

During the discourse, Krishna reveals his identity as the Supreme Being Himself (Svayam bhagavan), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of His divine universal form.

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