[ buhg-uh-vuhd-gee-tah ]

  1. a portion of the Mahabharata, having the form of a dialogue between the hero Arjuna and his charioteer, the avatar Krishna, in which a doctrine combining Brahmanical and other elements is evolved.

Origin of Bhagavad-Gita

From Sanskrit: “Song of the Blessed One”
  • Also called Gi·ta [gee-tah] /ˈgi tɑ/ .

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How to use Bhagavad-Gita in a sentence

  • An excellent example of this process is afforded by the famous Bhagavad-Gita, from which we have quoted in the previous chapter.

    Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The Bhagavad Gita, however, points out that the methods of yoga are all-embracive.

    Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
  • It is this dialogue between the hero and the god which constitutes the Bhagavad Gita.

  • For that reason, the Bhagavad Gita is worthy of the name we gave it—the Hindu bible.

  • But the Bhagavad Gita does not teach clearly even this Vedantic doctrine.

British Dictionary definitions for Bhagavad-Gita


/ (ˈbʌɡəvədˈɡiːtə) /

  1. a sacred Hindu text composed about 200 bc and incorporated into the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic

Origin of Bhagavad-Gita

from Sanskrit: song of the Blessed One, from bhaga blessing + gītā a song

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Cultural definitions for Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

[ (bug-uh-vuhd, bah-guh-vahd gee-tuh) ]

A portion of the sacred books of Hinduism; the name means “the song of God.” It contains a discussion between the deity Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and human purpose.

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