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International Gita Festival, 2018 to be held in Kurukshetra

Published on November 29, 2018
The International Gita Festival 2018 will be organised in Kurukshetra in Haryana from December 7 to 23, 2018.
International Gita Festival, 2018 to be held in Kurukshetra
  • This year, it is the third year of this mega cultural event, where Mauritius is the partner country and Gujarat is the partner state.
  • Gita festival will also be organised in Mauritius next February.
  • The objective behind this event is to spread the message of Gita to the world.

About the International Gita Festival 2018:

  • It is being organized to commemorate birth of 'Srimad Bhagwat Gita', the sacred scripture containing invaluable advice of Lord Krishna that he proffered to Arjuna, the third Pandava in the battlefield of Kurukshetra on the first day of the famous 18-day battle in Mahabharata.
  • It is held mainly on 11th day on Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Margashirsh month (November - December) as per the traditional Lunar calendar i.e. Shukla Paksha Ekadashi day of Margashirsha month.
  • It is jointly organized by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism, District Administration and Information and Public Relations Department, Haryana.
  • On the sidelines of this event, about 200 famous painters from across the country will draw paintings on walls of Kurukshetra on the theme of the Mahabharata under the 'paint-the-wall' competition.
  • Artists from India as well from Mauritius, Indonesia, Iran, Turkmenistan and Russia will perform during the annual festival.

About The Bhagavad Gita:

  • It is a 700 verse Holy Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic- Mahabharata.
  • It is set in a narrative framework of dialogue between the Pandava Prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer- Lord Krishna.
  • The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma, Bhakti, Yogic ideals of Moksha through Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, and Raja Yoga and Samkhya philosophy.


Q. Where will the International Gita Festival 2018 be organised from December 7 to 23, 2018?
a. Kurukshetra, Haryana
b. Jaipur, Rajasthan
c. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
d. None of the above

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