Krishna's Enchanting Rhythms of Gita: The Immortal Song (With 2 CD)

Krishna's Enchanting Rhythms of Gita: The Immortal Song (With 2 CD)

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAO358
Author: Vinod Malhotra
Publisher: Third Eye
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788182744653
Pages: 152
Other Details 8.80 X 5.80 inch
Weight 370 gm

Book Description

Bhagvad Gita, the repository of great wisdom has been variously described, as a phenomenal philosophical document, a motivational treatise, the fifth Veda, the song divine cle. Indeed it is all of these and much more.

A closer examination will also reveal. its hidden lyrical and rhythmic beauty. Each of its seven hundred Shlokas, have been written in the form of a verse and all of them are steeped in the traditions of Indian classical music. All verses have the same meter and they have been composed in such a way that makes them eminently amenable to the rigors of Sur and Taal. Sanskrit in Gita is not in a narrative form and cannot therefore be read as a story.

Its author, Lord Krishna was anything but prosaic. He was lyricism personified. Krishna's picture is incomplete without a flute. His romance with Radha and the anecdotal Ras-lila would have looked. pedestrian without music. Amongst the Vedas, He is Samveda-A complete treatise on music and dance.

All this leads to a clear conclusion. Krishna wanted Gita to be sung and in this presentation, we have attempted to do that composed 101 Shlokas in ten different Ragas in the traditions of Hindustani classical music and sung them with the support of Tanpura, Harmonium, Sitar, Flute and Tabla.

It is our belief that Gita's verse presented as a song, will demystify its esoteric content and with clear pronunciation and accent, listeners will find it an experience. The text pertaining to each verse, with its meaning and a brief commentary along with the dictionary in a sequential order will ensure better appreciation.

This indeed would represent a combination of Gyan and Bhakti as it were.

Vinod Malhotra was born on 20 July 1949 and was educated in Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi. He joined the Indian t Administrative Service in 1971 and had an illustrious career. His interest in Sanskrit, the Bhagvad Gitáă and music goes back to his childhood days. An avid reader of the Gita, he always nurtured a strong desire to share and spread its message amongst all, convinced as he was about the profundity of the knowledge and wisdom contained in its chapters. Very few had tried to lend their voice to the Sanskrit shlokas in a musical format. He took up this challenge to present the Gita as a divine song in classical music with sur and taal and composed music in ten different ragas.

Enchanting Rhythms of Gità is a set of books and two CDs containing 101 shlokas, selected from different chapters of the Gitä. The book contains the shlokas, their translation, a brief commentary and word meanings to enable readers and listeners to experience complete joy and bliss.


The universality of the Gita, the eternal "Divine Song" and the ocean of knowledge contained in its 700 shlokas and 18. chapters is widely known. This was spoken as an exhortation to Arjun, the great Pandav warrior, in the battleground of Karukshetra.

Arjun put down arms at the feet of Lord Krishna when he saw himself pitted against his own kith and kin in the battle. He refused to fight and was willing to be banished along with his four brothers, without any claim to the share of the kingdom that rightfully belonged to them.

Indian philosophy, the Hindu view of the life or, for that matter, the entire gamut of this ancient thought, carries an indelible impression of Gita. Indeed, it provides an essence to Vedanta thought, the Upanishads and all other holy and temporal scriptures combined.

The reach and relevance of its thoughts cut across all religions, nationalities and geographical entities.

In the words of the famous philosopher. Aldous Huxley, the Gita is the most lucid and comprehensive summary of philosophical thought till date. It has relevance not only for Indians, but also for the entire mankind.

Mahatma Gandhi lost his biological mother very early in life. He took refuge in the readings of the Gita like a child to his mother and was never disappointed.

According to him, his life was replete with external miseries, but they failed to impact him adversely, only because of the teachings of the Gita.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

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