Bhagavad-Gita


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Bha·ga·vad-Gi·ta

 (bä′gə-väd-gē′tə)
n.
A sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata and takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God.

[Sanskrit bhagavad-gītā, song of the Blessed One (Krishna) : bhagavat-, fortunate, blessed (from bhagaḥ, good fortune; see bhag- in Indo-European roots) + gītā, song (from gāyati, he sings).]

Bhagavad-Gita

(ˈbʌɡəvədˈɡiːtə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a sacred Hindu text composed about 200 bc and incorporated into the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic
[from Sanskrit: song of the Blessed One, from bhaga blessing + gītā a song]

Bha•ga•vad-Gi•ta

(ˈbʌg ə vədˈgi tɑ)

n.
a sacred Hindu text forming a part of the Mahabharata.
[< Skt: song of the blessed one]

Bhagavad-Gita

A philosophical work on ethics and the nature of God, forming part of Mahabharata.
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Noun1.Bhagavad-Gita - (Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic)Bhagavad-Gita - (Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum - (Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
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