Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 35

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Divine Is The Samaveda, He Is The Brihatsama Amongst Poetic Meters He Is Gayatri He Is The Margsheersha Month, And Of Seasons He Is Spring

बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गायत्री छन्दसामहम् |
मासानां मार्गशीर्षोऽहमृतूनां कुसुमाकर: || 10.35||

bṛihat-sāma tathā sāmnāṁ gāyatrī chhandasām aham
māsānāṁ mārga-śhīrṣho ’ham ṛitūnāṁ kusumākaraḥ|| 10.35||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 35:

I am the Brihatsama among the hymns of the Samaveda, and the Gayatri among poetic mantras. I am Margasheersh, one of the Hindu calendar’s twelve months, and spring, which brings out flowers, among the seasons.


Shree Krishna has previously stated that he is the Sama Veda of the Vedas, which is full of wonderful devotional hymns. He now claims to be the Brihatsama, which possesses an exquisite symphony, within the Sama Veda.
For producing poetry, the Sanskrit language, like other languages, has its own set of rhymes and metres. The Vedas’ poetry is written in a variety of metres. The Gayatri metre is the most pleasant and lyrical of all.

The Gayatri mantra is sung as part of daily rituals for young males who participate in the sacred thread ceremony. The Vedas also contain the Devi Gayatri, Rudra Gayatri, Brahma Gayatri, Paramhansa Gayatri, and various additional Gayatri mantras.

Margasheersh is the Hindu calendar’s ninth month. It occurs in the months of November and December. . At this time of year, the crops in the field are harvested. As a result, it is frequently the people’s favourite month.
Basant is referred to as Ritu raja. Nature appears to be ecstatically bursting out with life at this moment. In the spring, many festivities are held, evoking the enthusiasm that pervades the atmosphere. As a result, spring is the season that best exemplifies God’s magnificence.

Verse & what we can learn

As one of Ishvara’s manifestations, we came upon the Saama Veda. Within the Saama Veda, there is a chant known as the Bright-Saama mantra, which is an invocation chanted to praise Lord Indra. Shri Krishna refers to it as a foremost expression of Ishvara since it is Bright, the most effective and powerful of the Saama Veda mantras.

We’ve seen how the poetic metre might be used to emphasize a change in topic in previous chapters of the. Let’s take a closer look at this. The “Anushtup chandas” are used to compose the Gita. The word chandas refers to the length of a metre. It is divided into four lines, or Padas, each with eight syllables.

All Vedic mantras are said to have their origins and essence in the Gaayatri mantra. It’s written in the same-named metre. The Gaayatri metre consists of four lines, each with six syllables. “tat-sa-vi-tur-vareni-yam” is the opening line. As a result, Ishvara’s expression is the Gaayatri mantra and its related metre, which is the most important of all the mantras.

Shri Krishna claims that among all the months, Ishvara is the Indian calendar’s Maargasheersha month. It falls between November and December, and culminates with the Makara Sankranti festival.

He goes on to state that Ishvara is Kusumaakara, which refers to spring, the flower-bearing season, among the seasons. Margasheersha and Kusumaakara are both somewhat warm and moderately cool. They are thought to be the most powerful manifestations of Ishvara because they promote mental tranquilly.

To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There is also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

In the next Shloka we continue to learn more about Ishvara’s expressions.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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