The Advent of Srimad Bhagavad-gita; Gita Jayanti is the day when something significant had happened. It was this day when Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, had instructed the Bhagavad Gita to His dear friend and disciple, Arjuna at the beginning of the epic war, Mahabharata at Kurukshetra.
On this day, more than five thousand years ago, an infamous battle that would be remembered for many millennials took place on the sacred land of Kurukshetra. In this battlefield, two parties the Pandavas and the Kauravas had assembled opposite to each other, expertly arranged in complex military formations with different types of weapons. Just before this great war had commenced, Arjuna had asked Lord Krsna about his true duty, whether he should fight or not fight. This is because on the other side Arjuna saw the person who first taught him how to properly use weapons. On another side, he saw his teacher who taught him the secrets of many celestial weapons, while in front of him he saw his grandfather, cousins and dear friends. Seeing all his loved ones, Arjuna fell into a state of great apprehension and confusion. He started trembling all over, dropped his great bow and fell into a helpless state. His situation is described in his own words through the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, which states: