Importance of Gitagovinda

GitaGovinda is the best known composition of Jayadeva.  It is a lyrical poetry that is organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter is further sub-divided into twenty four divisions called Prabandhas. The prabandhas contain couplets grouped into eights, called Ashtapadi.

Jayadeva sings to the joy of Krishna, wishing him to be always joyous togetherness of Rādha, addressing him variously like Govinda, Maadhava, Hari, Keshava etc., according to the situation, and hence it is called Gita Govindam, like bhaja govindam i.e., devout yourself unto Govinda.  And rādha is none else than Krishna, the very fount of His lila …

About Divine Light

A closer look at any activity will reveal the truth that one's own contribution to it is negligible compared to the things provided by nature and the role of the unseen hand in facilitating it.
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