Syed Muthahar Saqaf
A week-long exhibition of Bhagawad Gita at Sringeri Sankara Mutt has evoked a good response
“From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita, all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of Vedic scriptures”.
TIRUCHI: World over, religious organisations have been taking serious initiatives to propagate the philosophy of Srimad Bhagavad Gita among people, particularly the youth.
One such is the Gita exhibition being organised by the Sri Sringeri Sankara Mutt, Srirangam, in connection with the ‘Gita Week’. The exhibition on the philosophy, which essentially deals with the spiritual foundation of human existence, is meant to serve as an opportunity for the people to learn more about the great holy work that comprises over 700 slokas in 18 chapters divided into three major parts – Karmayogam, Bakthiyogam and Gnanayogam. The Mutt has put up charts depicting selected 108 verses in Sanskrit. The charts carry pictures to explain the meaning of the shlokas. The verses are explained in Devanagari and Tamil as well, for easy comprehension.
“The exhibition has been organised with the blessings of the Sringeri Sankaracharya Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Sankaracharya Mahaswamigal and has evoked good response”, says T. S. Rangarajan, Mutt Head.
To attract school students towards the holy text, the Mutt has come out with a novel Sri Bhagavad Gita recitation programme as part the event. The students between classes I and IV have to recite ten verses from the Gita; the students of classes VII to IX 20 verses, and the students classes IX and above 30 verses, in the presence of a team of experts. Winners are given mementos instantaneously. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to noon, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Special discourses are also held on various chapters of the Gita. The Mutt has plans to organise in due course similar programmes in various schools in the district, Mr. Rangarajan added.