PM Modi urges the youth to read the Bhagavad Gita, saying it is a ‘practical guide for life’

The Kindle edition was launched to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of Swami Chidbhavanandji’s Bhagavad Gita.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the youth of the country to read the Bhagavad Gita as he launched an e-book edition of the commentaries of the ancient Hindu scripture Swami Chidwananda, which is a part of the epic Mahabharata. “In the midst of a fast-paced life, Geeta will provide an oasis. It is a practical guide to many dimensions of life.

The Kindle version was launched to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of Swami Chidbhavananda’s Bhagavad Gita.

The Prime Minister also said that Geeta inspires us to question and makes us think. He said, “It encourages debate and keeps our minds open. Any person inspired by the Gita will be kind and democratic by nature.”

Swami Chidbhavanandaji, the founder of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam Ashram, has written 186 books in all genres of literary composition. However, his scholarly work on the Gita is one of the most famous. The Tamil version of the Gita with his commentaries was published in 1951, then translated into English in 1965. It was translated by devotees in Telugu, Oriya, German and Japanese.

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