Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Jayanti is celebrated 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Margashirsh month (November – December) as per traditional Lunar calendar i.e. the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi day of the Margashirsha month.Geeta Jayanti Festival as the name suggests is a unique and exceptional festival dedicated to the birth of Srimad Bhagvad Gita, the holy book of Hindus. The festival is celebrated mainly in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The festival is very sacred to Hindus and is celebrated with immense devotion and dedication.Gita Jayanti Samaroh Celebration in Kurukshetra is organized by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism,District Administration, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, Information and Public Relations Department, Haryana.
It is believed the immortal "Bhagavad Gita" was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra (in present day Haryana, India) a little over 5000 years ago. The text is written in third person, narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it transpired between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Sanjaya, the secretary of the blind King Dhritarashtra, had been blessed by his Guru, Vyasadev, with the power to remotely view the events taking place on the battlefield as they transpired. The festival is very sacred to Hindus and is celebrated with immense devotion and dedication to be the land where the essence of real Hinduism found place.
During the Geeta Jayanti Samaroh devotees and pilgrims from all over India gather here in Kurukshetra to take part in this sacred festival. A normal ritual observed to be followed by everyone is to take bath in holy water of the sacred tanks - Sannihit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar. The whole environment becomes divine and spiritual with numerous activities being organized. Celebrated in the month of November - December, the fair lasts for about a week and the major attractions for the visitors are Shloka recital, dance, Bhagwad Katha reading, Bhajans, dramas and book exhibitions.
How to Reach Kurukshetra Haryana
By Air: The Nearest Airport is Delhi Airport and Chandigarh Airport.
By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Kurukshetra Junction.
By Road: There are many public and private vehicals available to reach Kurukshetra.