The Bhagavad Gita

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Revealed by: Veda Vyasa; Scribed by: Lord Ganesha
Published & Printed by: Srinivas Fine Arts, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu
Net weight: 14.6 kg
Shipping carton dimension: 680x447x275 mm

O Pandava! Having attained this wisdom, you will never again be deluded. Through this knowledge, you will see the whole of creation in yourself and all creation in Me,—Lord Shri Krishna. Now, reading the Bhagavad Gita will be a totally new experience as the House of Nightingale, a division of Srinivas Fine Arts, reproduces the holy book in a very signature edition, giving readers a fresh fervor of the holy book for the first time in all its splendors as an art edition.

Innumerable editions of the holy Gita have been published with contemplative commentaries by various scholars. Each edition represents a particular school of thought, but this ‘special art edition’ with more than 150 artworks has the translations of the original shlokas in English and Hindi, with interpretations of the three main schools of Sanathana Dharma—Advaita, Visishtadvaita and Dvaita in a lucid and profound manner. This doctrine of universal truth, in this art edition, is presented as a collector’s piece to be treasured for generations to come.

Lord Shri Krishna himself declares in the Verses 1 & 2 of Chapter 4 in the holy book: “I taught this imperishable science of Yoga to Vivasvan, the Sun God, who taught it to his son Manu; and King Manu in turn taught it to his son Ikshvaku. Thus, the royal sages received this knowledge that was handed down to them in continuous successions. But with the passage of time, this knowledge has been lost to the world.”

It was reinitiated to Arjuna 5140 years back; based on the modern scientific calculations supported by the ancient scriptures it can be authentically said that the Bhagavad Gita was spoken by the Lord to Vivasvan one billion, 971 million, 828 thousand and 568 earthly years ago.

Significant paintings in this art edition are works of GLN Simha whose art tradition originates from the Vijayanagar Kingdom and done as per Chitra Sutra of Vishnudarmottara Purana, which dwells on guidelines for divine paintings. Printed on the FSC certified and acid free paper sourced from the sustainable European forests, this art edition comes with an antique book styled box and a foldable and rotatable wooden reading stand.

– Jyaneswar Laishram

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