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Why is the Bhagavad Gita called a song if it is spoken?


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1. Why is the Bhagavad Gita called a song if it is spoken?
2. What is the size of the Bhagavad Gita?
3. When was the Bhagavad Gita spoken?
4. When was the Bhagavad Gita first translated into English?
5. In how many languages is Bhagavad Gita translated into?
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1. Why is the Bhagavad Gita called a song if it is spoken?
Because it is spoken in rhyming meter called “Anushtup” and it contains 32 syllables in each verse. The general theme is in four lines of eight syllables each.
In particular verses, a “Trishtup” metre is used, which contains four lines of 11 syllables each. This is used in various poignant slokas in the Gita including Chapter 2, Chapter 8, Chapter 11 etc.

2. What is the size of the Bhagavad Gita?
The Bhagavad Gita is composed of 700 Sanskrit verses contained within 18 chapters, divided into three sections each consisting of six chapters.

3. When was the Bhagavad Gita spoken?
The Mahabharat confirms that Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to Arjun at the Battle of Kurukshetra in 3137 B.C.. According to specific astrological references in the Vedic scriptures, the year 3102 B.C. is the beginning of kali yuga which began 35 years after the battle 5000 years ago.

4. When was the Bhagavad Gita first translated into English?
The first English edition of the Bhagavad Gita was done in 1785 by Charles Wilkins in London, England. This was only 174 years after the translation of the King James Bible in 1611.

5. In how many languages is Bhagavad Gita translated into?
Originally written in classical Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita is till date translated into approximately 175 languages.

All you answers are here ! # Tag your Best friend 1. Why is the Bhagavad Gita called a song if it is spoken? 2. What is the size of the Bhagavad Gita? 3. When was the Bhagavad Gita spoken? 4. When was the Bhagavad Gita first translated into English? 5. In how many languages is Bhagavad Gita translated into? Read the full post for the answers. 1. Why is the Bhagavad Gita called a song if it is spoken? Because it is spoken in rhyming meter called “Anushtup” and it contains 32 syllables in each verse. The general theme is in four lines of eight syllables each. In particular verses, a “Trishtup” metre is used, which contains four lines of 11 syllables each. This is used in various poignant slokas in the Gita including Chapter 2, Chapter 8, Chapter 11 etc. 2. What is the size of the Bhagavad Gita? The Bhagavad Gita is composed of 700 Sanskrit verses contained within 18 chapters, divided into three sections each consisting of six chapters. 3. When was the Bhagavad Gita spoken? The Mahabharat confirms that Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to Arjun at the Battle of Kurukshetra in 3137 B.C.. According to specific astrological references in the Vedic scriptures, the year 3102 B.C. is the beginning of kali yuga which began 35 years after the battle 5000 years ago. 4. When was the Bhagavad Gita first translated into English? The first English edition of the Bhagavad Gita was done in 1785 by Charles Wilkins in London, England. This was only 174 years after the translation of the King James Bible in 1611. 5. In how many languages is Bhagavad Gita translated into? Originally written in classical Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita is till date translated into approximately 175 languages.

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