Akhand means continous. Katha means story. Continous recitation of Srimad Bhagwad story for 24 hours at one place.
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is a world renowned sacred scripture in the form of an immortal dialogue between Shri Krishna and His beloved devotee, Arjuna. In the 18 adhyays made up of 700 shloks, Shri Krishna takes Arjuna on a journey from moha to moksh. This sacred spiritually elevating and auspicious text introduces one to Karmayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Jnanyoga.
In the epic Mahabharata, Sanjaya, counsellor of the Kuru king Dhritarashtra, after returning from the battlefield to announce the death of Bhisma begins recounting the details of the Mahabharata war. Bhagavad Gita forms the content of this recollection. The Gita begins before the start of the climactic Kurukshetra war, where the Pandava prince Arjuna is filled with doubt on the battlefield. Realizing that his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers, he turns to his charioteer and guide, Krishna, for advice. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, elaborating on a variety of philosophical concepts.
The Bhagavad Gita is unique among religious texts in its emphasis on the discharge of everyday duties, irrespective of their nature, as an effective discipline for the realization of God. The Gita teaches that if a man performs his duties, surrendering the fruit to God and discarding all selfish motives, he gains purity of heart and achieves ultimate liberation. It is knowledge of God that gives man the strength to face calmly and cheerfully the duties of life. The Gita shows the way to spiritualize life and illumine even its drab and gray phases with the radiance of the Spirit. It lays down practical spiritual disciplines that can be followed by all, irrespective of faith and creed.
As a classic of timeless wisdom, it is the main literary support for the oldest surviving spiritual culture in the world-that of India's Vedic civilization. Not only has the Gita directed the religious life of many centuries of Hindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence of religious concepts in Vedic civilization, the Gita has shaped India's social, ethical, cultural and even political life as well. Attesting to India's nearly universal acceptance of the Gita, practically every sectarian cult and school of Hindu thought, representing a vast spectrum of religious and philosophical views, accepts Bhagavad-gita as the summum bonum guide to spiritual truth. The Gita, therefore, more than any other single historical source, provides penetrating insight into the metaphysical and psychological foundation of India's Vedic culture, both ancient and contemporary.
Service includes: Puja of Lord Krishna, Sankalpa, continous recitation of Srimad Bhagwad story for 24 hours at one place by 1 priest. One more dedicated priest will sit for 7 days - 6 hours daily to accomplish the recitation of Srimad Bhagwad Katha.
Team comprises: 2 priests, 3 teams having 6 musicians each, who will sit at regular intervals during the 24 hours to assist the Katha.
Eshwar Bhakti priests will perform Puja as per vedic rituals based on birth details. Please mention your birth details (name, date, place, time), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout. This is a individual Puja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja). You will be provided with the direct contact no. of the priest, to call during the Sankalpa/Puja. Know more about our exclusive Puja Services.
You can opt for a puja DVD or without DVD from the box above. If you opt for a DVD, it will be couriered to you, else, the puja photos will be emailed to you, on successful completion of the puja. The DVD would be of approx. 1 hour, having the main rituals of the puja.
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