The 17th of December, 2010, is the most auspicious occasion of the appearance of the Bhagavad Gita – the day when Lord Sri Krsna spoke the Supreme Knowledge with His own Lotus mouth in order to deliver suffering souls.
Vaikuntha ekadasi, which is one of the most important, is to be observed on the same day.
On this very special day you are invited to participate in the recitation of all 18 chapters of Srimad Bhagavad Gita at 11 Flinders St, Mount Druitt, in NSW, Australia. The recitation will be followed by uninterrupted Kirtan of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra & Srimad Bhagavatam into next morning until the Ekadasi fast is broken.
We will need lead kirtan singers and devotees wanting to recite the Gita. For further details how you can serve and participate please contact Viraja Krsna dasa on 0406 539 970.
Ekadasi Prasadam will be served from 6 pm and recitation of Gita will start at 7 pm sharp.
The effect of loving recitation of Bhagavad Gita on this day is very auspicious. When we recite with faith regularly, all inauspiciousness in our mind and heart vanishes. While singing the glories of Gita Suta Goswami says in Shri Vaishnaviya tantra saara:
yo `dhite vishnu-parvaahe, gitaam shri hari-vaasare
svapan jaagrat calan tishthan, shatrubhir na sa hiyate
“A person who studies the Gita at the time of holy festival days especially the fasting day known as Ekadasi – such a person, whether awake or asleep, moving or still, is never defeated by enemies.”
Krishna is personally present when we recite Bhagavad Gita and so there is no question of defeat for devotees. As confirmed by Sanjaya in Bhagavad Gita (18.78)
yatra yogeshavaro krsno, yatra paartho dhanurdharah
tatra shrir vijayo bhutir dhruvaa nithir matir mama
Suta Goswami in this scripture, Shri Vaishnaviya tantra saara has very nicely explained the various merits and blessings bestowed on the devotees who sincerely recite Bhagavad Gita, the effects of worshiping Bhagavad Gita in the homes, and the type of benedictions offered by
the Lord to those who distribute this sacred book to others. He further explains Lord is very pleased with His devotees when they gift this book to others. Lord is more pleased when a devotee engages in discussing Bhagavad Gita with other souls.
yah shrnoti ca gitaartham, kirtayaty eva yah param
shraavayec ca paraartham vai, sa prayaati param padam
“One who attentively hears and sings the glories of the purport of the Gita, or reiterates that purport to others-such a person attains to the supreme destination. ”
In verse 44-45 of this scripture Lord Krishna says
shri bhagavaan uvaaca
gitaa me hrdayam paartha gitam me saaram uttamam
gitaa me jnaanam aty ugram, gitaa me jnaanam avyayam
gitaa me cotttamam sthaanam gitaa me paramam padam
gitaa me paramam guhyam gitaa me paramo guruh
“The Supreme Lord said: Oh Partha, the Gita is My heart, the Gita is
My supreme essence, and the Gita is intense, imperishable knowledge of
Me.The Gita is My supreme shelter, the Gita is My supreme abode, the
Gita is My most hidden treasure, and especially, the Gita is My
Srimad Bhagavad Gita ki Jai !
Let us take shelter of this holy scripture on this day and recite it with love and faith.