The 3rd edition of the International Gita Festival 2018 will commence in Kurukshetra in Haryana from 7th December 2018 to 23rd December 2018.
This year Mauritius is the partner country in this mega event and Gujarat is the partner state. International Gita festival will also be organized in Mauritius in February 2018.
International Gita Festival 2018 main aim is to spread the message of Gita to the world.
International Gita Festival 2018 is being organized to commemorate the birth of ‘Srimad Bhagwat Gita’, the sacred scripture containing invaluable advice of Lord Krishna that he proffered to Arjuna, third Pandava in the battlefield of Kurukshetra on the first day of famous 18-day battle in Mahabharata.
International Gita Festival 2018 is jointly organized by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism, District Administration and Information and Public Relations Department, Haryana. On this event, about 200 famous painters from across the country will draw paintings on walls of Kurukshetra on the theme of the Mahabharata under the ‘paint-the-wall’ competition. Artists from India as well from Mauritius, Indonesia, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Russia will perform during the annual festival.
International Gita Festival is held mainly on the 11th day on Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Margashirsh month (November – December) as per traditional Lunar calendar i.e. Shukla Paksha Ekadashi day of Margashirsha month.
Bhagavad Gita is 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is set in a narrative framework of dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna.