In a momentous celebration of spirituality and culture, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma graced the ‘International Gita Mahotsav’ held in Kurukshetra, Haryana, on December 23. This annual festival holds profound significance for Hindu devotees worldwide as it commemorates the birth of the Bhagavad Gita, a revered scripture serving as a philosophical guide and spiritual beacon for Hindus.
The choice of Kurukshetra as the venue for this year’s festivities added an extra layer of sanctity, as it is believed to be the sacred land where Lord Krishna imparted the divine message of the Gita to Arjuna. The historical and mythological importance of Kurukshetra weaved seamlessly into the tapestry of the event, creating an atmosphere of profound spiritual resonance.
During the festivities, Chief Minister Sarma eloquently underscored the deep cultural connection between Assam and the epic narrative of the Bhagavad Gita. In a poignant statement, he remarked, “…Lord Krishna is our son-in-law because he married Rukmini, daughter of Assam. Therefore, our relationship with Lord Krishna is that of a son-in-law.” This insightful observation drew attention to a lesser-known but fascinating connection, linking the divine tale of Krishna to the cultural heritage of Assam.
The symbolic son-in-law relationship between Lord Krishna and Assam, stemming from Krishna’s marriage to Rukmini, provided a unique lens through which the people of Assam could connect with the spiritual legacy of the Bhagavad Gita. This cultural bridge showcased the richness of India’s diverse traditions, uniting regions through shared stories and spiritual threads.
About ‘International Gita Mahotsav’:
The ‘International Gita Mahotsav’ serves as a testament to the enduring relevance of ancient scriptures and their ability to transcend geographical boundaries. It becomes a platform where leaders like Chief Minister Sarma can not only pay homage to their cultural roots but also emphasize the importance of preserving and cherishing the spiritual heritage that binds communities together.
As the festival concluded in the hallowed grounds of Kurukshetra, the echoes of Chief Minister Sarma’s words resonated beyond the event, fostering a deeper appreciation for the cultural tapestry that defines India. The ‘International Gita Mahotsav’ stands as a beacon of unity, inviting people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate the timeless wisdom encapsulated in the verses of the Bhagavad Gita.