Is Sanskrit required for reading Bhagavad Gita

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Is Sanskrit required for reading Bhagavad Gita

So in our quest to clear the common misconceptions that surround the reading of Bhagavad Gita we are here with yet another blog to burst one more such misconception i.e Is Sanskrit required for reading Bhagavad Gita?

People who want to start the reading of Bhagavad Gita, this is one of the common thoughts that comes to their mind that in a way restricts them from picking up Gita and giving it a read. So for them the answer is a big 'NO', you don't need to have the knowledge of Sanskrit to start reading Gita.

In the earlier times most of the commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita were written in Sanskrit as a result of which only those who had the knowledge of Sanskrit could read and understand Gita. But today the picture is totally different.

By the initiatives of eminent organizations like Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) and Gita Press Gorakhpur , the Srimad Bhagwad Gita today is available in more than 80 languages.

Whether you are Bengali or Gujarati or Marathi or Tamil you can read and understand Gita in your own mother tongue. Not limited to that Gita today is made available in Russian, Urdu etc attracting readers across the globe.

Gita Press Gorakhpur has also contributed actively to this by translating Gita into Hindi and English, two of the most often spoken languages across India, making it popular in every household.

Here we are not at all discouraging the learning of Sanskrit language. Sanskrit, of course, is the prominent language of our culture and the intention of learning it to have better understanding of our scriptures is no doubt a great idea but it's not mandatory to have a knowledge of Sanskrit to start reading Bhagavad Gita.

Also one more important question that surround people is , that Gita is a book to be read only in Old age, and young people need not read gita, we have identified 100’s of reasons for youth to read Gita, you can check them also.

If you are also someone who needs help to understand this supreme knowledge please do register for our free Gita course here.

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