When all the efforts at diplomacy had failed, armies for both Pandava and Kaurava stood at the battlefield of Kurukshetra facing each other. All the warriors gathered there were going through multiple emotions, but the most important among them was also the most conflicted among all.
Arjuna the greatest archer of his times, who had literally gone to heaven to gather all the divine weapons from Gods, preparing for this very war was feeling conflicted.
He asked his charioteer, Shrikrishna to take his chariot to the center of the field. Shrikrishna steered the horses and stopped the chariot right in the middle of both the armies. Arjuna had a look at all the warriors on the opposing side. It consisted of his grandfather Bhishma, his beloved teachers Drona and Kripa, his teacher's son Ashwatthama, his uncles and cousins. The very thought of killing his beloved relatives shook him to the core and he sank on his chariot, full of doubt.
In this state of self-doubt, or maybe we should call it Dharma-sankata, Arjuna looked at his greatest strength, his friend and guide, his charioteer Shrikrishna; and thus was born Shrimadbhagvadgita. Shrikrishna's answers to Arjuna's questions.
Shrimadbhagvadgita is literally the word of God, spoken by the God himself. Humanity is blessed to have received this divine knowledge that has the ability to guide you through the most difficult situations in life.
Every year Margashirsha Shukla Ekadashi is celebrated as Gita Jayanti to mark the propagation of this divine knowledge to humanity. Today on the day of Gita Jayanti let us all pledge to read and understand the message of Gita and try to impart that knowledge in our life.