The main theme is the love of Radha for Krishna and his response.
The work is considered as a masterpiece in Sanskrit poetry and a model for many a later writer. Perfection of metrical form and a wonderful display of human feelings and sentiments mark it out as an extraordinary piece of Sanskrit literature. It also shows to what heights the Sanskrit language can rise as regards beauty, elegance and even sublimity.
Q1. What is the theme of Jayadev’s Gita Govinda?
Gita Govinda is a spiritual musical text composed
and written by Srila Jayadev Goswami in the 12th century. The hymns
are dedicated to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna. There are 24
Ashtapadis (eight sets of two lines) in this song or poem. These Ashtapadis
beautifully delineate the qualities, pastimes, and the relationship of Lord
Krishna with the cowherd girls (Gopis) of Vrindavan, especially Srimati
Radharani. The poem talks about the intense separation felt by the Lord toward
Radharani after the Rasa Dance with the Gopis. Thus, it presents the essence of
the highest devotion and shows how even the Supreme Lord Krishna is attracted
to Srimati Radhika.
Q2. What is written in Gita Govinda?
Gita Govinda, written by Jayadev Goswami, is a
lyrical work that describes the relationship between Srimati Radharani and Shri
Krishna. It talks about the expressions of the Supreme Lord Krishna in deep
sorrow due to His separation from Radharani. This pastime of the Lord describes
how He (who is the cause of all causes) feels intense emotions of separation
from Srimati Radhika. It is only her highest devotional love that binds Him to
Q3. How many Ashtapadis are there in Gita Govinda?
The most glorious Gita Govinda composed by Jayadeva
Goswami (considered an important Acharya in Gaudiya
Vaishnavism) is organized into twelve chapters. These chapters are further
divided into more divisions called Prabandhas. The Prabandhas are composed of
two lines grouped into eights which are called Ashtapadis. There are 24
Ashtapadis in total and are sung in beautiful tunes in many Vaishnava Mathas
long is Geet Govinda?
Geet Govind is organized into 12 chapters in total
namely Samodadamodaram, Aklesha Keshavam, Mugdha Madhusudanam, Snigdha
Madusudanam, Sakanksha Pundarikaksham, Dhrishta Vaikunta, Nagaranarayanah,
Vilakshyalakshmipatih, Mugdha Mukunda, Chatura Chaturabhujah, Sananda
Damodaram, and Supritapitambarah. These chapters are dedicated to different
forms, pastimes, and moods that the Lord exhibits when dealing with His dear
devotees. The Sanskrit hymns beautifully portray the Supremacy of the Lord and
also describe the sweetest relationship between Him and the Gopis of Vraja
(especially Srimati Radharani).
is the importance of the book Gita Govinda?
The Gita Govinda is a poem composed by Srila
Jayadeva Goswami that describes the beautiful relationship between Srimati
Radharani and Supreme Lord Krishna. This relationship is not mundane but is
completely spiritual. Anyone who reads Gita Govinda is smeared with the love of
devotion toward Srimati Radhika and Shri Krishna and achieves the highest
perfection of life. Jayadev Goswami has also described in this book the
transcendental qualities and different pastimes of Lord Krishna that speak of
His Supremacy. Exotic India has this book available for you on its website to
relish the sweet nectar of Madhurya Lila of Shri Krishna and the cowherd girls
Q6. How many chapters are there in Gita Govinda?
Gita Govinda is composed of 12 chapters in total and
each chapter is further divided into divisions or sub-divisions. These chapters
describe the mood of separation of Lord Krishna from His beloved Srimati
Radharani. The entire Gita Govinda is a musical or poetic text which is
organized in the form of eight couplets. Each chapter describes the different
moods or qualities of Shri
Krishna and the sweet pastime of the Lord with the cowherd girls of
Vrindavan. This book also describes what the level or state of highest devotion
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