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The blind King Dhritarashtra asks Sanjaya to recount to him what happened when his family the Kauravas gathered to fight the Pandavas for control of Hastinapura. His family isn't the rightful heir to the kingdom, but they have assumed control, and Dhritarashtra is trying to preserve it for his son Duryodhana. Sanjaya tells of Arjuna, who has come as leader of the Pandavas to take back his kingdom, with Sri Krishna as his charioteer. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna leading up to the battle.

Arjuna doesn't want to fight. He doesn't understand why he has to shed his family's blood for a kingdom that he doesn't even necessarily want. In his eyes, killing his evil and killing his family is the greatest sin of all. He casts…

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Posted By milind c #372524 at May 17, 2014 7:35 AM

Mention of Upanishadas in Bhagwad Geeta.

In which adhyaya Arjun asked Lord Krishna "There are so many scriptures. Which scripture should I study to gain absolute knowledge?" to which Lord Krishna answered him "Read only Manduk Upanishada which will give you absolute knowlegde."

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Posted By aajnha v #351966 at Jan 03, 2014 11:05 AM

Why did lord krishna drove the chariot of Arjuna?

Krishna is a God. why did he drove the chariot? he would have leave the matter to arjuna himself. why should krishna help pandavas and not kauravas?

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