By Mahanidhi Swami
On the occasion of Gita Jayanti one should worship Bhagavad Gita book as follows:
- Perform acamana
- Offer Tulasi manjaris with sandalwood paste
- Offer fragrant flower garland
- Offer milk sweet with Tulasi leaf
- Offer arotika (incense, ghee lamp, conch water)
- Do parikrama of Gita book
- Glorify Gita with prayers
- Chant each Gita sloka
- Conclusion of 18 chapters, offer dandavats to Gita, Bhagavan Sri Krsna, Arjuna, Sanjaya & Sri Gurudeva, begging them to accept your Gita jayanti puja.
Please note: Prayers for point 7 are as follows:
naiva santi he paapani
purva janme kritani cha
If one reads Bhagavad-gita very sincerely and with all seriousness, then by the grace of Krsna, the reactions of his past misdeeds willnot act upon him.
mala nirmochanam pumsam
jala snanam dine dine
sakrid gitambhaasi snanam
samsara mala nashanam
One may cleanse himself daily by taking a bath in water, but if one takes a bath even once in the sacred Ganges water of Bhagavad-gita, for him the dirt of material life is altogether vanquished.
gita sugita kartavya
kim anyaih shastra vistaraih
ya svyam padama nabhaayasa
mukha padmad vinih srita
Because Bhagavad-gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one need not read any other Vedic literature. One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad-gita
bharat amrita sarvasam
vishnor vaktrad vini sritam
gita gangodakam pitva
punar janma na vidyate
One who drinks the Ganges water attains salvation, so what to speak of one who drinks the nectar of Bhagavad-gita? Gita is the essential nectar of Mahabharata and is spoken by Krsna Himself, the original Visnu.
sarvo panishado gavo
dogdha gopala nandanah
partho vatsah sudhir bhokta
dugdham gita amritam mahat
This Gitopanishad is just like a cow and Krsna is a famous cowherd bow, who is milking this cow. Arjuna is just like a calf and learned scholars and pure devotees are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita.
ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam
eko devo devaki-putra eva
eko mantras tasya namani yani
karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva
Let there be one common scripture for the whole world – Bhagavad-Gita. Let there be one God only – Sri Krsna, one prayer only – chanting the Hare Krsna mahamantra, and let there be one work only – His pure devotional service.