The Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha is collection of 700 verses in Sanskrit and a part of the epic "Mahabharata". It is an exceptionally important religious text for Hindus everywhere. The Mahabharata traces its root back to 1500 BC and was written by Ved Guru Vyasa. This edition of the book has been translated to Malayalam by Chandrasekhara Warrier M S, and published by D.C books on the 1st of January 2012. The Bhagavad Gita is a transcript of Lord Krishna's views while he was philosophising with Arjuna on the eve of the great battle of Kurukshetra. You can buy the Gita from more than one online bookstore listed on Junglee.com.
Maharishi Vyas is a venerated figure in the Hindu mythology. He is believed to be the first person who ever scribed the four Vedas and the Puranas. Maharishi Vyasa is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and one the seven 'chiranjeevis' or immortal souls. Vyasa wrote the largest epic ever written 'The Mahabharata' and also played a central character in the book.
The Gita is in the form of a narrative of the dialogue between Arjuna and his charioteer, Lord Krishna, on the eve of the Battle of Kurushetra. The Bhagwad Gita synthesises the tenets of the Hindu religion within its body. Arjuna is distraught on the eve of the battle, when he sees his kith and kin armed and armoured, facing the Pandavas. He realises the path to victory is fraught with bloodshed and slaughter on a monstrous scale. It is at this juncture that Lord Krishna teaches his protégé, the path of Dharma. He enunciates that in order to safeguard Dharma or high moral principles, one must be willing to go any and every possible length. The transcript of this dialogue runs upto 700 shlokas or verses.
The Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha has been praised in contemporary times, by many a visionary and thinker. Gandhi was moved by the tenets of selfless service that the Gita expounded in its verses while Jawaharlal Nehru, the 1st prime minister of India claimed that the Gita was the spiritual foundation of human existence. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the famous American physicist and luminary, said that the Gita shaped the philosophy of his life. This edition of the book has an ISBN 10 code of 8171301436 and an ISBN 13 code of 9788171301430 and runs to 406 pages.